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Unreal Pagan ‘Pop Paintings’ by Nicola Verlato

Friday 10.04.2013 , Posted by

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Italian born artist Nicola Verlato creates paintings deeply rooted in the Renaissance painting tradition. He began drawing and painting at an early age, and begged his parents to teach him how to paint like the great Italian masters. When he was 9 a client of his family’s winery mentioned Fra Terenzio, a monk who taught people how to paint in his studio in the Franciscan monastery a few miles away. He spent 5 summers there, learning the techniques that would turn his future works into stunning explorations in lighting, skin tone, poses, and texture. His newest solo show titled “Pagan Pop” is a collection of oil paintings that are more “pop” than anything he’s done before. [Read more...]

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East Meets West : An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

Wednesday 10.02.2013 , Posted by

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In this global village we live in, there are many differences that exist in how humans live and behave. In particular, there are major differences in how people in the “Western” part of the world perceive things as opposed to those who were raised in the “East.” Some differences are derived from thousands of years of tradition passed on from generation to generation. For example, countries like China, Korea and Japan have been civilizations for many years. The United States, on the other hand, is still a relatively “young” country and in some ways is still finding its common culture. Anthropologists and sociologists have spent lifetimes researching the ways humans live and how we can solve problems and create greater harmony. An artist, who was raised in multiple cultures, decided to make a simple but interesting inforgraphic playing on some of the unique differences between the East and the West. [Read more...]

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The Art of the Camping Trailer

Wednesday 09.25.2013 , Posted by

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The United States is a big country and in order to really discover the vast and diverse land, it is convenient to have some sort of mobile living space. There are all sorts of mobile living spaces to travel in really: there are the hip and retro Airstreams, funky 80s Winnebagos, creepy looking vans with no windows, and trailers that attach to trucks. Leah Giberson has decided to create an illustrative series of such mobile gems in still life settings. [Read more...]

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Finding the Ocean Inside of a Giant Opal

Saturday 09.14.2013 , Posted by

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Opal is a unique gem that is found primarily in Australia. The national gemstone of the country, opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica. The water content of an opal can range from 3% to 21% and is commonly found alongside limonate, sandstone, marl, rhyolite and basalt. [Read more...]

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An Astonishing Aftermath of Trash at the UK’s Reading Festival

Friday 09.13.2013 , Posted by

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Music festivals in the UK are hugely popular these days. Tickets for the events typically sell out months in advance, so people have to act early for a chance to enjoy their favorite bands from around the globe. What isn’t so popular however, is the action of cleaning up after yourself when the music stops and everyone goes home. [Read more...]

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10 Spectacular Wooden Churches From Russia

Wednesday 09.11.2013 , Posted by

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In Mother Russia, wood is an important resource for survival and life… well, at least in the old days that is. For over a thousand years, almost everything was made from the strong trees in the country. These included houses, mills, barns, palaces, plows, carts and churches. Up until the 18th century, many beautiful domed structures were designed and built in the country, with The Russian Orthodox Churches being particularly beautiful. To cap it off? They were all built without hammer and nails. [Read more...]

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Hoarder Takes Photos of All Her Stuff in Separate Colors

Tuesday 09.10.2013 , Posted by

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Brooklyn-based photographer Sara Cwynar decided to have some fun and create a colorful series of photographs showing all her stuff… and she has a lot! A self-proclaimed hoarder, Cwynar has collected an eclectic selection of items throughout her lifetime. As she tells Featureshoot, “I save things everywhere I go and then when I am making work I have this huge repository of saved images and objects to pull from. My studio is just packed with stuff. It comes from everywhere, the garbage, scraps of images from other projects, flea markets, by the pound stores, my parents’ basement.” [Read more...]

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Photographer Hangs from Paris Buildings to Capture a New Perspective

Wednesday 09.04.2013 , Posted by

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Carlos Ayesta is an architechural photographer with a passion for the dangerous. He decided the world needed another perspective of Paris, so he strapped up and abseiled from buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, La Grande Arche de la Défense, the Center of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT), Tour EQHO and Tour Sequoia. As he traversed the buildings and hung down, he captured the City of Lights as few have seen it. [Read more...]

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Photographs from a Sacred American Suburb

Monday 08.26.2013 , Posted by

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Photographer Tom M. Johnson grew up in Lakewood, a suburban town outside of Los Angeles. After many years of traveling and living abroad, the artist now has a different view (as most people do) of his home country and town. He saw the differences, the similarities, and photographed what made his particular town unique in the world. Johnson has recently published a series called Lakewood: Portraits of a Sacred American Suburb. [Read more...]

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(In)Visible Art Installation for Burning Man Brings Iridescent Reflections to All

Wednesday 08.14.2013 , Posted by

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In the past year, we covered artist Kirsten Berg’s mesmerizing art installations that she brought to Burning Man from 2010-2012. This year she has another that is sure to attract and stimulate the many eyes on the playa. It is called (In)Visible, and it is currently going through a kickstarter campaign aimed at bringing it to Burning Man. The project is underway and there are just a few days left to make it a reality. [Read more...]

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