Tag: painting

Jun 19, 2014

Bottled Smoke Art by Jim Dingilian

Bottled Smoke Art by Jim Dingilian

Jim Dingilian creates incredible subtractive images from bottles filled with smoke. The artist begins by coating the bottles’ inner surfaces with smoke. He then uses brushes and small implements mounted on the ends of dowels to reach inside. With a steady hand, Jim slowly and selectively erases certain areas. The smoke which remains on…

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Jun 11, 2014

Hand Carved Skulls Into Mother of Pearl Shells

Hand Carved Skulls Into Mother of Pearl Shells

In this amazing series by Gregory Raymond Halili, skulls are hand carved and painted with oil on raw, gold-lip and black-lip Philippine mother-of-pearl shells. Mother of pearl also known as nacre, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating…

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Jun 10, 2014

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

Here are 40 outstanding highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recently released collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital images. On 16 May 2014, Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that more than 400,000 images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly…

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Jun 2, 2014

This Artist Only Uses Her Fingers to Paint and the Results are Amazing

This Artist Only Uses Her Fingers to Paint and the Results are Amazing

In 2009 while living abroad, artist Iris Scott underwent a stroke of lucky laziness one afternoon when it was too hot outside. Scott opted not to pause on her painting to go clean brushes, deciding to use her fingers instead. It was this serendipitous moment that a new technique was discovered and would change…

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May 20, 2014

Can You Name the Original Painting from these LEGO Versions?

Can You Name the Original Painting from these LEGO Versions?

Can you name the original painting just from looking at these ‘pixelated’ LEGO versions? In a campaign for LEGO by art director Marco Sodano, famous paintings are recreated using the world-famous brick. The recent campaign was done by Geometry Global, Hong Kong. A fellow artist by the name of Geoffroy Amelot seems to have…

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May 13, 2014

This Painter Uses Old Turkey Feathers as Her Canvas

This Painter Uses Old Turkey Feathers as Her Canvas

Brenda Lyons is an artist, illustrator and jewellery maker currently based out of Connecticut, USA. She got her BA in Studio Art at Rocky Mountain College and received her MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In an ongoing series entitled Painted Feathers, Lyons uses moulted turkey feathers as her…

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May 5, 2014

Paintings within Paintings by Neil Simone

Paintings within Paintings by Neil Simone

Born in London in 1947, Neil Simone studied graphic art and design at school. In 1969, whilst working on an exhibition for The Multi Occupational Training and Education Centre, he visited Harrogate and discovered the majestic scenery of North Yorkshire. Neil was so inspired by the town and its surroundings that by 1971 he…

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