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10 Weirdest Works of Art

When Robert Rauschenberg found a stuffed goat while trawling New York dumps and antique shops, he could hardly ignore the sexual charge of its …

Art

Sweet and Surreal Paintings from Street Art Group Etam Cru

While Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt, who make up the group Etam Cru, are known for their humongous building-sized murals, they also spend a good amount of time in the studio creating surreal paintings on canvas. This past December, Bezt participated in a group show in Miami called “Shoot …

Gorgeous Vintage Soviet Art and Propaganda Posters

The convergence of vintage design and propaganda is a thing of beauty and power, be it in science or in politics. Ben Perry’s massive collection of 20th-century Soviet and Russian propaganda, advertising, and art posters, created between 1917 and 1991, offers a beautiful perspective on mid-century …

An Artist Has Done Something Incredible With Legos

Nathan Sawaya used to be a lawyer, and now he spends all his time with Legos.<p>Sawaya travels the world showing off his incredible art delicately pieced together in the medium of a child's toy. His latest exhibit has come to New York City.<p>It's called Art of The Brick at Discovery Times Square.

Banksy’s New Mural Mocks Smart Phone Distracted Lovers

Banksy, the most recognized street artist of this era, had been quiet since his whirlwind tour of New York City last fall. Well, he's up to his old tricks again, and his website was recently updated with a new piece that's painted on a quaint stone wall on Clement Street in Bristol, United Kingdom. …

Alex da Corte's Delirium I Exhibition

The talented Alex da Corte (who was born in New Jersey and lived Caracas, Venezuela for some of his childhood) says that his stunning new show "Delirium I" is an adaptation of "A Season in Hell"—a poem written by Arthur Rimbaud, a fascinating mid-19th century French poet who wrote prolifically in …

Makeup Artist Transforms Herself into Incredible Characters

<b>Captain Planet</b><p>Elsa Rhae's incredible face paintings truly show off the art of makeup. By simply sitting in front of a mirror and being extremely patient (often for two or three hours), she transforms herself into a number of fantastical creations. Her cheeks, eyelids, and lips are covered in bright …

Jeff Friesen's Awesome 'Bricksy' Works Recreate Bansky Classics in LEGO

What's not to love about a combination of Banksy and LEGO? "Nothing!" we say. Halifax, Nova Scotia-based photographer Jeff Friesen has produced a …

Lego

A wonderful interview with legendary street artist and anti-censorship activist Shepard Fairey: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/06/11/shepard-fairey-capitalism-selling-out/

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Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Confiscated art collection returned after deal to investigate Nazi looting claims

Part of an art collection confiscated because it may contain pieces looted by the Nazis is being returned to its owner, prosecutors in the German town of Augsburg said Wednesday.<p>Prosecutors said they had returned the seized collection to Cornelius Gurlitt, who inherited the almost priceless …

Evolutionary shake-up! Humans had sex with Neanderthals, according to new study

Contradicting a 2012 study, these results help explain why Europeans and Asians may have inherited Neanderthal DNA<p>Sarah Gray<p>April 9, 2014 5:45pm (UTC)<p>Our ancestors, <i>Homo sapiens,</i> cohabited the Earth with others from the <i>Homo</i> genus, including Neanderthals. Now there is more evidence to suggest the two …