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Unearthed Photos from Roger Ballen's Nightmarish Archive

The Die Antwoord collaborator and photographer of life among decay has a new book showcasing his instantly recognizable "Ballenesque" style.<p>After 50 prolific years spent producing masterful black-and-white photographs, Roger Ballen is ready to take his place as a master of the medium.<p>The past few …

Art

Hypnotizing GIFs Of Everyday Objects By Polish Artist

Feliks Konczakowski makes everyday objects interesting by turning them into looping gifs. The Polish artist uses Adobe After Effects to make his …

Digital Art

Driftwood Dragons And Beast Sculptures By James Doran-Webb

James Doran-Webb, the incredibly talented driftwood sculptor whom we wrote about previously, has expanded his work from majestic horses to terrifying …

New Hammered Steel Animal Head Sculptures by Selçuk Yılmaz | Colossal

<p>Turkish sculptor Selçuk Yılmaz (previously) just completed work on three new mask-like sculptures depicting the heads of a lynx, tiger, and fox. …

Art

Strange Never-Before-Seen Sea Creatures Discovered 20,000 Feet Under The Sea

These alien-looking creatures were discovered by America’s Ocean Exploration Team on the seafloor near Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The …

US Virgin Islands

25+ Extremely Beautiful Minerals And Stones

”Mineral” is not the first thing to come to mind when you hear the word “beauty,” and that‘s a pity because they look so, so pretty. This selection …

Street Art ‘Surgeon’ Cuts Open Cartoon Characters To Reveal Their Anatomy

Have you ever wondered what the skeleton of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or a mermaid might look like? Nychos has – this Vienna-based artist seems …

I Create For People From Planet Earth

I was born in Lithuania and gained basic artistic knowledge at the academy of fine arts, fresco specialty.<p>Today I am working as a freelance …

The Arts

20 Creative Drawings Completed Using Everyday Objects By Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann is an artist who’s bursting at the seams with creativity. When he’s not drawing clever and insightful cartoons for the New York …

Drawing

The Thwarted Rape and Gruesome Murder That’s Shaken Turkey

The slaying of a university student spotlights Erdogan’s contradictions, passing laws that protect women while extolling a culture that treats them …

The Best Video Game Concept Art Of 2014*

Almost every evening here on Kotaku, I run a feature called "Fine Art". It is, as the tagline says, "a celebration of the work of video game artists, …

Art

41 Eerie Photos of Abandoned Soviet Buildings

Rebecca Bathory stepped into her first abandoned building, a Victorian asylum, in 2005. Today she travels the world, taking pictures of broken and …

History

The Unexpected Math Behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night" ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will …

22 Of The Most Creative Necklace Designs Ever

It’s not surprising that necklaces are the oldest known form of jewelry – they are simple, beautiful, and take a proud and prominent place on the …

20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty

When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds …

Mind-Bending Illusion Makes A Pile Of Trash Look Like A Portrait

What may look like a portrait of a man at first glance, is actually a pile of trash precisely put together to deceive the viewer.<p>Bernard Pras is the …

21 Powerful Photos Of People’s Eyes That Say More Than Words Ever Could

<i>“The eyes are the windows of the soul”</i> – this quote has been attributed to countless different historical figures. In the first split-second that we …

This detailed artwork was carved into an olive pit in 1737

What French People in 1900 Thought Life Would Be Like in 2000

These images, which were drawn by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists, originally appeared on paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, …

Marvel Super Heroes

16 Vintage Adverts Promoting Dangerous & Illegal Drugs

Several decades ago, drugs were far less regulated and prone to scrutiny than they are today. As medicine has evolved and scientific studies have …

Artist Gives Old Books a Second Life By Making Sculptures Out Of Their Pages

These beautiful 3D sculptures of paper take a whole new look at the idea of a “pop-up” book. Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown alters old …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Artist illustrates animals with human personalities

The owners of this place sure love colour, don’t they? The peacock room in Castello du Sammezzano regello, Tuscany.

Stunning Murals By “Etam Cru” Turn Boring Buildings Into Works Of Art

Given the extraordinary size of their epic street-art murals, it’s probably safe to say that the Polish street-art duo Etam Cru is one of the next …

26 Odd & Unquestionably Confusing Photos From History

The words odd, unusual and confusing genuinely fall short when describing the following and perplexing photographs from the past.<p>Missing heads, …