Kelly Eggers

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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 …

Astonishingly Photo-Realistic Surreal Paintings by Jeremy Geddes

Australian artist Jeremy Geddes creates surreal oil paintings that are astoundingly photo-realistic. The paintings often depict human figures in …

Art

Insane Styrofoam Cup Art Drawn With Ball Point Pen

This is the styrofoam cup some guy drew on while waiting for his car to be repaired at the dealership. Me? I usually see what they have in the snack …

Light Painting with Breakdancers

Polish photographer Joanna Jaskólska combined light painting and breakdancing in her photo series, “Breakdance Baby!” The light painting effect was …

Light Painting

TITAN, A Seven-Foot-Tall Humanoid Paper Sculpture Covered in Comic Book Pages

French artist Thomas Voillaume has created TITAN, a seven-foot-tall stylized human sculpture made of paper and covered in comic book pages. Voillaume …

Comic Books

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …

Sculpture

Chandler McWilliams: Reconsidering the Critique

A recent MFA graduate of CalArts, artist Chandler McWilliams examines the scrutiny that every art student endures- the critique.<p>The group critique …

Science Suggests Humans Are Biologically Wired To Like Art

This is your brain on art.<p><i>Image via</i><p>Humans like art. We like looking at art. And as it turns out, there might be evidence that humans are biologically wired to appreciate art.<p>According to a study published in the June issue of journal <i>Brain and Cognition,</i> art appreciation may be a natural process of …

Study Confirms What We Already Know About the Importance of Artists' Authenticity

For all the studies considering how we relate to artwork and artists that are producing fascinating results, there are others that are duds. “Artist …

From Rodin to Reward Pathways: The Science of Art

The first time I saw Rodin's The Thinker I was nine, at the Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. It was a small, unassuming bronze cast in a room of eye-catching paintings, but there was something powerful about it. A sense that as we gallery visitors contemplated the thinker, he contemplated something …

Defining and Valuing Art

When we first started drawing, there was no intention to it. There was a tool, and there was an effect of using it, but it didn't matter—the process …

Art

The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur

Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an <i>artist</i>,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our …

Creativity

Olafur Eliasson on Turning Light into Color

For the past six years, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has been working with a color chemist to produce paint pigments that correspond …

What Is Art? A Few Famous Definitions, From Antiquity to Today

Tolstoy, Nietzsche, Francis Ford Coppola, and more attempt to answer one of the ultimate questions.<p><i>Tolstoy, Nietzsche, Francis Ford Coppola, and more attempt to answer one of the ultimate questions.</i>

Artists Discuss The Problem With The 'O' Word -- Outsider Art

Zigalia - 2011, graphite & silver ink on paper, 10"x28"<p>"I believe that a paramount factor in the critical definition of the creative Outsider is that he or she should be possessed of an expressive impulse and should then externalize that impulse in an unmonitored way which defies conventional …

The Checklist for Critiquing Your Own Photographs

Careful composition for a cognac ad using the Golden Spiral<br>Image by Sander Martijn<p>The struggle to become a better photographer involves getting …

The Fascinating Science Of Aesthetics

Your preferences for everything from filtered photos to the color blue may be rooted in biology.<p>Our aesthetic tastes are as unique as our DNA. Or are they? Sure, you may adore a Cézanne still-life while your friend absolutely hates it. But research has shown that many people share certain aesthetic …

Psychology

Why Is Today's Art So Meaningless?

"Art has been defined over and over as man's highest spiritual expression, superior even to religion in that it is the only human activity that does not lead to killing." So said Jacques Barzun.<p>True.<p>But art is not without its own victims.<p>We are familiar now with the evolution of cultural …

Protest Art: After Ferguson, Artists Respond to the Movement

In one art piece, a black statue face down on the wood surrounded by yellow police tape and four orange traffic cones.<p>In another, a painting of a white and black hand clasped together covering up a smashed window behind it.<p>In yet another, an image displaying a man on his hands and knees digging …

Conceptual art: why a bag of rubbish is not just a load of garbage

Burned books, dirty nappies and stacks of oranges – conceptualism flew in the face of stuffy modernism, but is still often dismissed as pretentious. Olivia Laing explores a new exhibition at Tate Britain<p>In August 1966, a part-time tutor at St Martin’s School of Art withdrew a book from the college …

Art

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces

Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.<p>Low says, “I knew …

Doodling

Mind-Blowing Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes

We had a great week here at Abduzeedo with some super awesome posts, and I thought I would be really awesome to start the weekend with a super sweet …

Amazing

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

Shampooed Hair Presented as Abstract Art in Photo Series

In his recent magazine piece, photographer Lo Cheuk Lun turns the common salon scene of shampooed hair into swirling designs of abstract art. Lun snapped pictures of sudsy heads from above, showing off bubbly hair that is swirled and teased in a variety of patterns. Barely recognizable as part of …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …