Tag: art

Sep 20, 2014

Artist with Cerebral Palsy Uses Typewriter to Paint

Artist with Cerebral Palsy Uses Typewriter to Paint

Paul Smith (September 21, 1921 – June 25, 2007) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He suffered from severe spastic cerebral palsy from an early age and the loss of fine motor control of his face and hands made it impossible for him to attend school—or even eat, clothe, or bathe himself. It also made…

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Aug 23, 2014

Watch This Artist Paint a Dragon’s Body in One Masterful Stroke

Watch This Artist Paint a Dragon’s Body in One Masterful Stroke

An artist from the Kousyuuya studio in Nikko, Japan paints a beautiful dragon; completing the body in a single, masterful stroke. If you want to fast forward to just the body stroke, skip to 1:47 (although it’s interesting to see how the whole piece comes together).

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Jul 24, 2014

Master Chef Turns Lump of Dough Into Hundreds of Noodles

Master Chef Turns Lump of Dough Into Hundreds of Noodles

Watch Danny Yip, the executive pasta chef of Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills turn a lump of dough into hundreds of delicious noodles. This type of Chinese noodle is known as Lamian, which is made by stretching and folding the dough into strands. The artistic display is wonderfully narrated by the always entertaining Alton…

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Jul 4, 2014

This Is What Daytime Fireworks Look Like

This Is What Daytime Fireworks Look Like

We’ve all seen fireworks at night, but what about on a sunny afternoon? At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on one of his largest explosion events ever, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a…

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Jul 2, 2014

This Looks Like a Regular Painting Until You See It from Another Angle

This Looks Like a Regular Painting Until You See It from Another Angle

This painting is not what it seems and it’s only when you look at it from a different angle that it becomes apparent. The artwork is known as a “reverspective” and was originally created by British artist Patrick Hughes. This particular artwork was done by Brian Weavers and is currently on display at the…

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May 31, 2014

Banksy’s New York Residence – A Retrospective

Banksy’s New York Residence – A Retrospective

For the month of October 2013, Banksy took over the streets of New York, unveiling a new artwork each day. The artist transformed the city into a giant canvas, turning the spectacle into one big scavenger hunt. In this retrospective we look back at Banksy’s Artist in Residence for the city of New York,…

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May 29, 2014

The Long Game: Leonardo da Vinci and the Importance of Failure

The Long Game: Leonardo da Vinci and the Importance of Failure

All of history’s greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it. This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it…

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May 28, 2014

This Guy Spent 10 Years Making a Dragon-Shaped Hedge. His Reason Why is Amazing

This Guy Spent 10 Years Making a Dragon-Shaped Hedge. His Reason Why is Amazing

75-year-old, retired fan maker John Brooker has spent nearly a decade growing, trimming and shaping his massive hedge into a dragon. The 20 ft-high, 100 ft-long hedge is located near King’s Lynn in Norfolk, England. The mythical creature features a massive pair of wings and six sets of legs. You can see more pictures…

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May 24, 2014

Artist Animates Over Real-Life Using Markers, White-Out and Transparent Sheets

Artist Animates Over Real-Life Using Markers, White-Out and Transparent Sheets

Artist Marty Cooper animates over real-life scenes using only markers, white out and transparent animation sheets called cels (short for celluloid). A simple idea but brilliantly executed and quite entertaining! To see more, check out Marty (who goes by the moniker Homre_McSteez) on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr.

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May 6, 2014

Super Slow Motion Tattoo Close-Up

Super Slow Motion Tattoo Close-Up

In this incredible slow motion, close-up, we see a tattoo being applied by tattoo artist GueT. Seeing the skin ripple in super slow motion is both remarkable and slightly unsettling. The video quality is fantastic, I just wish they would have shown the end result! Audio: Emmanuel Top – Industriel (original is 33 rpm,…

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