Tag: painting

Nov 13, 2014

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

At Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France you will find an 894-page book from 1692 dedicated entirely to color. One A. Boogert is credited as the author to this fascinating manual written in Dutch. According to Erik Kwakkel, Boogert describes how to make watercolor paints; explaining how to mix colors and change their tone by…

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Nov 5, 2014

Photos of Museum Paintings Taking Selfies

Photos of Museum Paintings Taking Selfies

Museum of Selfies is a fun art project started by Olivia Muus that shows people in portrait paintings about to take a selfie. Muus explains: “This is a project that started when my friend aka. right hand and I went to the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. I took a picture for fun…

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Oct 28, 2014

Painting with Fire and Smoke

Painting with Fire and Smoke

Watch artist Steve Spazuk use fire and smoke to create amazing works of art. Filmed by Patrick Peris, we go behind the scenes to explore Spazuk’s creative space and observe his artistic process. If you’re digging fire/smoke art, be sure to check out our previous post on the bottled smoke art of Jim Dingilian…

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Oct 20, 2014

Banksy Remixes Vermeer in Latest Street Artwork

Banksy Remixes Vermeer in Latest Street Artwork

Banksy has just unveiled his latest artwork, Girl with a pierced eardrum; a play on Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. The artwork—which incorporates a security alarm on the side of the building—appears in Bristol’s docks, painted on a wall in Hanover Place. Photos of the new mural were posted…

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Oct 16, 2014

Artist Uses Sharpie to Give Nissan Skyline GTR One of a Kind Paint Job

Artist Uses Sharpie to Give Nissan Skyline GTR One of a Kind Paint Job

Like so many projects, the ‘sharpie art car’ evolved from humble beginnings. Back in 2010, Collen Kelton was in the market for a GT-R. He was looking for a ‘midnight purple’ version but the only two he found were asking too much—so he ended up with a silver 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R. In…

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Oct 15, 2014

Solar Drawings Made with a Magnifying Glass

Solar Drawings Made with a Magnifying Glass

Artist Jordan Mang-Osan harnesses the power of the sun with a magnifying glass to create his wood-burned works of art. The award-winning artist from the Philippines also paints and you can see much more of his work on Facebook and Fine Art America where original paintings can be purchased. 1. Artwork by JORDAN…

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Oct 2, 2014

This Was Made from Multiple Layers of Precision Cut Packing Tape

This Was Made from Multiple Layers of Precision Cut Packing Tape

Amsterdam-based artist Max Zorn places multiple layers of brown packing tape on acrylic glass sheets. The more layers of tape he uses, the darker the shades become. He then uses an X-Acto knife to cut and shape the various layers. However, it’s not until a light source (like a lamp, light box or sunlight)…

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