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How Matisse's Most Treasured Possessions Inspired His Art

A forthcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy reveals the artist's great love of collecting, and the impact this had on his radical oeuvre<p>The objects …

Art

Talking to Artist Sean Scully About Addiction, Death, and Ai Wei Wei

We went to Nanjing to hang out with the famous Irish painter, and talked state censorship, grief, and why he's skeptical about China's most famous dissident artist.<p>After his grandfather killed himself, Sean Scully and his family left Ireland for north London. "He was going to be shot for …

Venice

Giant Mountains Mural Drawings

Visual artist based in Los Angeles, Katy Ann Gilmore is working in drawing, installation, painting and sculpture. Graduated in Fine Arts from Azusa …

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

‘365’, A Short Animation Compilation Comprised of a One-Second Cartoon for Every Day of the Year

“365” is a short animation by British artists The Brothers McLeod that is comprised of a one-second cartoon for every day of the year 2013. The short …

Animation

Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon

Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared human awe and appreciation for the beauty of lightness …

my water drops

The ocean is a beautiful, frightening place: http://t.co/zwqvQ3Mb9Y

Giant Birdsnest For Humans Breeds New Ideas, Not Chicks | Colossal

<p>The Giant Birdsnest is exactly that. Except it’s not made from twigs and it’s definitely not for the birds. The gigantic, cozy nest is made from a …

Show Time

A Solar-Powered Glow-in-the-dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh | Colossal

<p>This stunning illuminated bike path in Nuenen, Netherlands was just unveiled tonight by Studio Roosegaarde, an innovative social design lab that has …

Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh's The Starry Night

The Dutch-based Studio Roosegaarde created a stunning illuminated trail in Nuenen, Netherlands. Called <i>Van Gogh-Roosegaard Bicycle Path</i>, it's based on the famous Vincent Van Gogh painting <i>The Starry Night</i>. This kilometer-long section is part of a cycle route through the province of Noord Brabant, …

Meditative Photo Series Celebrates the Beauty of Stillness Through Glass Windows

<i>Through a Glass Darkly</i> is a meditative photo series created by London-based street photographer Nick Turpin that celebrates the beauty of the stillness of bus passengers juxtaposed with the presumed movements of their transportation. As the vehicles passed by, Turpin turned his camera to the …

Striking Collages Replace Guns from Vintage Photos with Life-Size Flowers

A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among the trenches and fighter jets. But, instead of guns in their hands, Blick has seamlessly replaced …

New Banksy Piece Spotted in Bristol, UK

Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy’s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic<p>Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy‘s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic street artist’s hometown of Bristol, UK. In usual fashion, Banksy took to his webpage to unveil the rendition. …

Eva and the Garden by Christian Schloe

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Vincent van Gogh<p>That’s a 5 star gif right there. Blew my mind. :)

Surreal Paintings by Paco Pomet

Spontaneous Temporary Sand Paintings by Joe Mangrum

Spontaneous Temporary Sand Paintings by Joe Mangrum<p><b>You Can Also Find Me</b> -:

"Loving Vincent," The 1st Feature-Length Painted Animation

The Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films is working on a remarkable and groundbreaking animated film, "Loving Vincent," in which every frame of the …

The Work of Naomi Okubo

We came across these lovely paintings by Naomi Okubo this morning and can't wait to see what she has in store for the new year!<p>Thank's Boooooom.<p><i>"I am</i> …

Gorgeous Palette Knife Paintings of Flowers by Carmelo Blandino

Most of the time, fine artist Carmelo Blandino uses oil on canvas to create beautifully detailed paintings of flowers. His <i>Single Flower Series</i> explored the delicate beauty of individual flowers while his more recent flower series takes on a more messy approach. How and why did he completely switch …

Painting

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Memory Suitcases, Paintings on Old Luggage

In the nostalgic photo series “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli artist Yuval Yairi painted faraway destinations on to old suitcases and then photographed …

Painting