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Great Photorealistic Paintings of NYC

L’art de manier le pinceau et de faire en sorte que le réel et le résultat se ressemblent comme deux gouttes d’eau est visiblement le point fort de …

The Most Hyperrealistic Computer-Generated 3D Renderings Ever

What you see here are not photographs, but actually 3D renderings of human beings–all generated on a computer. Reddit user Republicrats recently shared these images as a part of a collection titled <i>3D Renderings of Humans</i> on Imgur, generating strong buzz in the Reddit community. Everything about …

Heath Ledger

Use This ‘Hold Your Sub’ Trick for Slimmer Portraits

New York portrait photographer Peter Hurley is back again with yet another pro portrait trick he uses for shooting better headshots of people. This …

This Artist is 3D Printing Philadelphia One City Block at a Time

LEGO Philadelphia.<p>You might remember Doctor Octoroc as the guy who built a large model of the city of Philadelphia out of 20,000 LEGO pieces. It is …

9 Killer Pumpkin Desserts for Halloween

Don’t just carve jack-o’-lanterns this Halloween; go pumpkin-crazy!<p>From hand pies to parfaits, here are the best pumpkin-packed desserts to make for …

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Eye-Popping Works of Street Art Made Using Masking Tape

Unlike other street artists, Buff Diss‘s medium of choice for decorating crumbling walls, the sides of old buildings, and asphalt roads with eye-popping art is masking tape. Treating the city as his canvas, the Australian artist creates strikingly unique street illustrations ranging in subject …

Hollywood Actresses Are Depicted in Breathtakingly Life-like Watercolor Portraits

Italian illustrator Davide Morettini is incredibly talented when it comes to depicting famous female stars in breathtakingly realistic watercolor portraits. These life-like images showcase profiles of world-famous actresses–including: Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, and Nicole Kidman–who are …

Angelina Jolie

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

Beautiful Scratchboard Portraits of Animals by Allan Ace Adams (Every Line is a Scratch)

To create these breathtaking portraits of animals, artist Allan Ace Adams uses a scalpel and an x-acto knife to scratch away a top layer of black ink to reveal the white clay underneath. Called scratchboard art, it's a time-consuming process that takes commitment and a fine level of detail. One …

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Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

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Bolts Bent and Twisted to Resemble Powerfully Emotional, Humanistic Forms

Oslo, Norway-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm evokes powerful emotions using old bolts heated, forged, bent, and twisted to look like humanistic forms. The series, titled <i>Bolt Poetry</i>, began when the Swedish-born artist stumbled across the rusty bolts discarded in a barn in Bergsladen, …

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Divers bring up 400 items -- so far -- from Civil War ironclad in Savannah

<b>(CNN) —</b> Life on a Civil War ship in the Deep South was no pleasure cruise. Heat, humidity, the rigors of military life and bouts of boredom could frustrate a fella.<p>So it may be no surprise that among the first artifacts to be brought up from the wreck of the CSS Georgia in Savannah are two sets of …

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Artist Dad Delightfully Colorizes His Kids' Whimsical Drawings

Tattoo artist and environmentalist Fred Giovannitti is the father to three kids who enjoy drawing. And, like a lot of kids, they give their artwork to their dad. But instead of hanging their pencil sketches on the fridge, Giovannitti adds to their masterpieces while he travels for work. He uses …

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Using Only Circles, Famous Films are Cleverly Turned into Minimalist Posters

Designer Nick Barclay is back with a new series that's all about famous films. While his last set was more serious, showing symptoms of depression with geometric designs, this batch is a bit lighter and he does away with all shapes except for the circle. In true minimalist form, he condenses down …

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Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

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Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

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Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

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Amazing and Realistic Examples of 3D Street Painting

<b>Street painting</b>, also known as pavement art, street art and sidewalk art, is thought to have originated in Britain, and in 1890 it was estimated that …

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Gauguin, Phillip Allen, Edwina Ashton: the week's art shows in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jun/14/exhibitionist-art-shows-15-june<p>720<p>From the Courtauld Institute's collection of Gauguin …

Portrait of Lincoln, A Hyper-Realistic Bust of Abraham Lincoln by Kazuhiro Tsuji

Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has made “Portrait of Lincoln,” a hyper-realistic bust of the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. It …

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Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio Finds 1,600-Year-Old City that Vanished 1,200 Years Ago

In the early 1980s, Frenchman Franck Goddio was working in finance. But rather than searching for treasure in spreadsheets, he began looking …

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What it Means to be a Self-Made Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni,</i> <i>co-authors of</i> Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato.<p>Cato the …

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck | Colossal

<p>Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the …