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Photographer Tiptoes Through The Tulips To Shoot Harvest Mice, And The Result Will Make Your Day

Having one of those days? With so much craziness going on out there at the moment, sometimes what we all need is a break, time to switch off from it …

Cute Animals

Explore This 1:250 Model of Ancient Rome Which Took 38 Years to Construct

The city of Rome attracts millions of visitors each year to explore its ancient ruins and to learn about how the culture and architecture has …

Italy

New Architectural Sculptures by David Moreno Appear As Three Dimensional Drawings

13 days ago - By Colossal<p>Spanish sculptor David Moreno continues to blur the lines between two and three dimensions with his architectural artworks. …

Drawing

A life in quotes: Ursula K Le Guin

The award-winning fantasy and science fiction author on politics, death, writing and gender • News report: Ursula K Le Guin dies at 88<p>Ursula K Le Guin, award-winning fantasy and science fiction author and pioneer of feminist speculative fiction, has died age 88. Her extensive catalogue of published …

Literature

40 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos of Famous Artists at Work in Their Studios

A good studio for an artist is a very important place. Our creative studios might sometimes look like a pile of rubbish or a mixed-up room, but this …

The artist combines matte painting, collages and photography to create composites with reality of their own

What do you get when you combine matte painting, cutout fragments of old photos and magazine pictures, photography and digital manipulation? British …

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

Design

Meet the artists changing the landscape of environment art

With the fidelity of video game CG and film effects growing by the day, the ability to create spectacular environment and landscape art has never …

Time I

Architectural Sculptures by David Moreno Look Like Wild Pencil Sketches | Colossal

<p>Working with hundreds of steel rods and pieces of piano wire, Spanish artist David Moreno constructs unwieldy sculptures that look like 2D sketches. …

Art

David Hockney and Martin Gayford on how pictures literally emerged from the shadows

In this edited extract from their new book, the celebrated painter and art critic discuss the evolution of pictures from the cave to the computer screen<p>David Hockney: It is a kind of joke, but I really mean it when I say Caravaggio invented Hollywood lighting. It is an invention, in that he quickly …

Art

An Aerial Photographer Finds Art on Earth

Orange on White<br>Tommy Clarke<p>1 of 14<p>While living in Sydney, photographer Tommy Clarke found himself falling out of love with fashion photography. Eager …

Artists

Plantlife: Jessica Albarn's meadow art

At the family farm in Devon, artist Jessica Albarn has turned a sheep field into a study plot for her electric ink drawings of spiders, crickets and bumblebees<p>Crickets bounce, bees wobble, hoverflies dart and Jessica Albarn stands in the middle of her steep, sunny meadow and scrunches up her hands …

Art

Artist M.C. Escher Demonstrates His Artistic Process in a Fascinating Documentary on His Life

In 1971, Dutch filmmaker Han Van Gelder captured the artistic incredible process of M.C. Escher in the 20-minute documentary entitled “Adventures in …

Art

This Sculptor Will Deceive Your Eyes Into Believing His Ceramic Sculptures Are Wood

Christopher David White is a sculptor, but he’s also an illusionist of sorts. Take a look at his amazing creations to see what we mean. Then take a …

Art

Michael E. Vermette - Page - STRETCHING WATERCOLOR PAPER ON A WOODEN CANVAS STRETCHER

Many of my students and fellow artists have asked me what my favorite way to stretch watercolor paper is. James Fitzgerald and Tom Hill are two well …

Woodworking

Amazing Photos Of Abandoned Soviet Infrastructure Will Show You the Meaning of Desolate

When the snow reclaims a nation.<p>From 2013 to 2015, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko traveled thousands of miles to some of the most remote regions of the country to photograph once-proud structures of the Soviet Union that have fallen into ruin. The collection, titled Restricted Areas, focuses …

Abandoned Buildings

Dreamy New Ink Paintings of Ghostly Felines and Chickens by Endre Penovac | Colossal

<p>Artist Endre Penovác (previously here and here) depicts mysterious cats and ethereal roosters with a carefully perfected watercolor technique using …

Art

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

Japanese Artist Hand-Carves Blocks of Wood into Seemingly Edible Delicacies

You couldn’t tell by simply looking at them, but the fish, toast and various other foods depicted below are actually just blocks of wood expertly …

Art
Art

22 Quotes From Salvador Dali That Creatively Inspire Success

For success today, you have to be creative or get passed by. Dali was an expert in thinking differently and teaches you his approach.<p>If you are simply doing business the same as everyone else you are destined for mediocrity. Whether you are a CEO building a company or trying to achieve top …

Creativity

Enchanting Book Sculptures Inspired by Fairy Tales

Su Blackwell, an English artist, imagines these poetic and meticulous book sculptures, inspired by folkloric books and fairy tales, which enchant our …

A New View: 65+ Illuminating Larger-Than-Life Macro Images

Few of us would ever get a glimpse of the tiniest rope-like iridescent quills on a peacock’s feather, the scales on a moth’s wing, dew droplets on a …

Wooden Rings with Magnificent Tiny Fantasy Landscapes

Le créateur canadien sous le nom de Secret Wood réussit à recréer l’atmosphère fantasmagorique de paysages fantastiques dans d’aussi petits objets …

Design

Yosemite, Sent From David Hockney's iPad

A well-established painter and near octogenarian, David Hockney isn't the likeliest candidate for making iPad art, but that doesn't mean he approaches the medium with any less zeal. Like his previous renderings with the Brushes application, Hockney's new digital drawings, up at New York's Pace …

David Hockney interview: 'Your face belongs to other people'

On December 3 2013, I landed at Los Angeles airport and was met by David Hockney’s assistant Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima. He drove us across the city and up into the Hollywood Hills, until eventually, after a long, winding last leg of the journey, we arrived chez Hockney. Almost as soon as I …

Digital Photos Capture Paint Swirling in Water

Alex Nero’s digital photographs create Rorschach-like images that explore the human psyche.<p><b>This article was originally published on April 17, 2016 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Water continues to be a source of inspiration for artists, both aesthetically and as a tool in their art-making. Alex Nero …

Photography

Artist adds monsters to everyday situations because life's boring

For anyone who's ever taken a photo, only to think, "this would be better with monsters trying to eat everyone," you're not alone.<p>Artist and …

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

Drawing

Miniature Treehouse Sculptures Built Around Houseplants by Jedediah Voltz | Colossal

<p>LA-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz constructs miniature treehouses wrapped around common houseplants or bonsai trees in his new sculptural series …

Art