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Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

Contemporary Art's 'Early Men' Pick Up Where Paleolithic Cave Painters Left Off

Why did the earliest of early artists -- we're talking the Upper Paleolithic era here -- make art? Were they attempting to communicate through symbols or tell stories? Were they creating religious odes, self portraits, proto-pornography? Were they tripping out on hallucinogenic drugs?<p>Devin …

Documenting One of America’s Relics: The Rest Stop

Photographer Ryann Ford is on a mission to document a dying breed of architecture: the American roadside rest stop. Since more and more gas stations, …

A Look Inside ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’

<i>The sketchbook of Alec Soth</i><p>The mechanical nature of photography often results in the perception that photographers are “button-pushers;” that they …

How modern art became trapped by its urge to shock

<b>There are two kinds of untruth - lying and faking. The person who is lying says what he does not believe. The person who is faking says what he or she believes, though only for the time being and for the purpose in hand, writes Roger Scruton.</b><p>Anyone can lie. It suffices to say something with the …

Art

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art

“Paper is a noble material,” says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish …

Art

Amazing underwater photographs by Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro

Hengki Koentjoro was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, in 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, …

Cityscape Daydreams Come to Life Through Captivating Composite Photos

Andrea Costantini's photo manipulations depict daydream thought bubbles by blending head shots with images of architecture and cityscapes. The Washington D.C.-based illustrator captures human subjects displaying thoughtful expressions as photos of picturesque streets and buildings hover over or …

Inspiration

Hand cut paper scenes, sculptures and collages, lovely artworks from Helen Musselwhite - Ego - AlterEgo

“Each piece combines the hand cutting, folding and scoring of a wide range of papers and card that are further worked on to create patterned and …