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Super Fresh Hyper-Realistic Paintings

If you thought that hyper-realistic paintings always seemed a bit dry and uninteresting, then perhaps you haven't seen these works by Jeff Ramirez. The Los Angeles-based artist keeps his subject matters fresh, making his pieces feel alive and relevant. Currently, you can see some of Ramirez's work …

10 awe-inspiring pieces of monochromatic art

Sometimes it can be daunting to erase colour from your work. Black and white brings it's own set of challenges - mastering light, shade and form …

A Data-Driven Approach To Designing The Perfect Swimsuit

An Autodesk alum wants to help women find flattering swimwear by disrupting outdated manufacturing methods.<p>“A good bathing suit frames the parts of you that you’re most proud of,” says Sarah Krasley, the creative force behind Swimwear X, a new initiative for the mass customization of women’s …

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

"There Was a Horny Animation of Bugs Bunny": Everything We Saw and Heard at This Week's Art Events - PAPER

Tamuna Sirbiladze's Pomegranate and L Vase at Half Gallery<p>August in New York can feel barren and dry with nothing but tumbleweeds (or <i>tumble-weaves</i>) blowing through. But luckily this week, in the throes of what is usually a dead, dry month in the art world, three shows swept us off our feet, …

Amazing Street Art Project by Graffmatt

Street art is something I really love it! Maybe it's because it's raw, without perfectionism and at the same time I can see how good the is the …

Instagram is a new gallery space for these US female artists

Next week a new documentary titled <i>The F Word</i> will premiere at Art Basel Miami. Directed by Robert Adanto, the film paints a picture of the American-based artists making a lot of noise at the front of the fourth wave of feminism – whether through their online or real life performances. Featuring …

How The Brain Tells Real From Fake: From Fine Art To Fine Wine

"If I'm allowed to have a favorite forger, which I know sounds a little bit funny, it would be Eric Hebborn, who's really the prince of art forgers," Noah Charney says. "He's the only one of over sixty that I look at in my book who I think is at the same level as the artists he forged."<p>This week on …

The 15 coolest images from Wikipedia's first-ever science photography competition

The competition is run by Wikipedia and is the result of the Estonian Science Photo Competition, which ran successfully from 2011 to 2013.<p>As an environment dedicated to making education free for everyone, Wikipedia is hosting the competition in a bid to make science accessible to people around the …

A Perpetual Sisyphus Kinetic Sculpture Built with Lego | Colossal

<p>Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks designed this superb perpetual kinetic sculpture depicting the Greek myth of Sisyphus who was condemned to roll an …

Gorgeous Hyper-Realistic Nude Paintings

Mexico-based artist Omar Ortiz stuns us with his new hyper-realistic paintings. Just when we thought they couldn't get any more beautiful, his oil paintings become even more sensual and provocative, giving us a renewed appreciation for the gorgeous female form.<p>Recently, Ortiz gave an interview to …

Graffiti artists come out to ‘spray for Paris’ after attacks

Three weeks after terrorists attacked their city, Parisians are speaking loud and clear — through street art.<p>The street art of Paris, post-attacks, …

Figurative Artists Rule Again: 3 of the Art World's Greatest

As the art world once again make their annual pilgrimage for <i>Art Basel Miami</i>, collective heads exploded this week with the announcement that industry leaders <b>Jeffrey Deitch</b> and <b>Larry Gagosian</b> would be putting on a ground breaking show of figurate work. This new show was nothing short than a public …

19-Year-Old Artist Uses Flowers and Food to Complete Her Colorful Drawings

Kristina Webb is a 19-year-old New Zealander whose vibrant drawings are complemented by her creative use of 3D objects. Using colored pencils as a base, the artist produces realistic-style portraits and then completes them with unexpected elements: spaghetti becomes a woman's long locks; faux …

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5 Years Later, The Most Surprising Part About Instagram Is That No One’s Ruined It

As Instagram turns 5, we had an exclusive chat with cofounder Kevin Systrom and his design team about how they haven’t ruined it.<p>Today, Instagram turns five years old.<p>Despite being purchased by Facebook (everyone’s love-to-hate social network), despite adding video, despite changing the filters, …

The 'poetic mystery' of the world's leading dancers - CNN Style

Written by Benazir Wehelie, CNN<p>The photo book "Lois Greenfield: Moving Still" is not merely a documentation of dance. It is an experience in which the content of each and every image is a moment, an expression, a movement, just waiting to be unwrapped.<p>The title of the work is somewhat of a …

Daily Inspiration #2207

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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Artist's Photorealistic Paintings Create Delectable Illusions on Dinner Plates

Artist Jacqueline Poirier is ready and willing to cook up and serve some appetizing artwork. Using plain, white dinner plates as her canvas, she paints hyperrealistic food portraits that display an impressive use of detail, light, and shadow. While Poirier does paint other subjects, she has to …

Articles about green portland home built passive house standards on Dwell.com - Dwell

The always popular Dwell Home Tour series will explore Portland for the first time this summer.<p>It’s not every local homes tour that merits attention beyond a city’s borders.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>Back …

50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015

We’re constantly amazed at the generosity of designers and developers who release exciting, inspiring products out to the web design community on a …

89 Essential Quotes About Design

Though quotes may often be contradictory, presented out of context and preserved over the years like a bad game of telephone, I’ve long been obsessed …

How To Do Nothing In Web Design

Best Practices for Minimalism<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s a rookie mistake to confuse minimalism with merely “getting rid of things.” Minimalism was an …

20 Gorgeous Next-Level Personal Portfolios To Inspire You

Before online portfolios were the norm, most creative professionals would store and showcase their best works in large zipped folders which were sent …

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Spray-paint revolution: 'OutsideIn' street art exhibition opens at Art Center in Pasadena

As street art evolves with speed and elasticity, it defies categorization. Several sub-genres -- traditional graffiti lettering, more design-based spray can art, wheat-pasted walls and painted murals -- come together in the new exhibition "OutsideIn: The Ascendance of Street Art in Visual Culture," …