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Incredible Body Painting Turns Torsos into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Amazingly, these mind-bending optical illusions aren't made with the help of projections or Photoshop. Artist Natalie Fletcher painted them directly on human skin! The Oregon-based body painter created this impressive series completely freehanded with an airbrush. She calls it <i>Just an Illusion</i>, and …

Art

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, Lyon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425055405150/b9048c18-9711-4d60-b857-31d33a772037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, …

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We are all d**k-measurers now: The Oscars and awards-season devalue and pervert art

<b>Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper," Beyonce, Michael Keaton in "Birdman," Beck (AP/Jordan Strauss/John Shearer)</b><p>“Boyhood” or “Birdman”? Beck or Beyoncé? Who cares. We must stop turning creativity into another dumb competition<p>Steve Almond<p>February 22, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The other night I watched "All …

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Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Sculpture

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

January 2015

The best cake tins

If you fancy your chances on The Great British Bake Off, brush up your skills with our pick of cake pans<p>You watched Nancy Birtwhistle bake her way to triumph in this year’s series of The Great British Bake Off. You fancy yourself a bit of a professional in the kitchen, too. After one too many …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

Sketching

18 Disney Movies That Were Never Made

In an alternate universe, instead of being utterly obsessed with <i>Tangled</i> and <i>The Jungle Book</i>, my daughter would be repeatedly watching <i>Louis the Bear</i> …

New Mesmerizing Paper Sculptures by Jen Stark at Art Basel 2014

Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark recently returned to her hometown of Miami to participate in Art Basel 2014, an annual event that provides a platform for galleries to show off contemporary works of art. On display at Eric Firestone Gallery‘s booth at the UNTITLED Art Fair were some of Stark's …

Art

"The Illusion Of Life" by Cento Lodigiani | Disney Favorite

Leonardo da Vinci's To-Do List

An architect, an engineer, a ninja turtle, a painter--Leonardo da Vinci did it all. He applied his mind to every field of study available to him. You …

Metal Craftsman Recreates Animals as Moving Steampunk Sculptures

Artist Igor Verniy assembles stunningly detailed, steampunk-infused animal sculptures out of discarded metal, car and bike parts, watch components, electronics, silverware, and other metal scraps. Spanning a myriad of species from birds to reptiles to insects, Verniy's works feature working joints …

Sculpture

Digital artist creates epic timelapse of a cyborg kiss

His name is Android Jones and he just posted one of the most amazing demonstrations of timelapse art you'll ever see on YouTube.<p>"Electric Love Hyper …

Spectacular Paper Pop-up Sculptures Designed by Peter Dahmen | Colossal

<p>While studying graphic design in college, German artist Peter Dahmen was given the assignment of creating a 3D object out of paper. He soon realized …

When classic Disney movies get radically (and awesomely) Photoshopped

Disney animation has come a long way, from <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i> all the way to <i>Frozen</i>. Now, coming from someone whose artistic ability …