Artist Okuda San Miguel Sets a 82-Foot Sculpture Aflame for the Falles Festival in Valencia

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 COLOSSAL

Photo by the author for Colossal Earlier this month in the city of Valencia, Spain, the annual five-day Falles Festival hosted the construction and burning of some 400 sculptures in neighborhoods across the city amidst constant displays of fireworks, parades, and enormous bubbling skillets of paella. The festival is so large it requires year-round preparation for … Continue reading Artist Okuda San Miguel Sets a 82-Foot Sculpture Aflame for the Falles Festival in Valencia

One-minute art history

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 AEON

This meticulously animated short by the Chinese new-media artist and educator Cao Shu traverses some five millennia of art in a single minute. As flickering images move chronologically, in flipbook fashion, through a parade of styles and artistic movements – from Ancient Egypt, to the Impressionist era,

Conceptual Illustrations of New Worlds By Steve Chinhsuan Wang

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 FREEYORK

Although he readily admits to being blessed in his profession, meeting the appropriate people at the right time, ” Steve Chinhsuan Wang’s career path hasn’t always been easy.

Paper Marbling Textures Vol.3

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 GRAPHICBURGER

The featured freebie of the day is the third volume of colorful paper marbling textures created with the floating ink technique. These unique textures can be used freely in any kind of project such as websites, posters, or packaging designs.

HIIHUB / HII Architects

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Inspiration and knowledge to help architects build better cities

© MD Pursuit Architects: HII Architects Location: No. 420, Section 2, Shulin St, South District, Tainan City, Taiwan Executive Designers: Jing-Yuan Hu, Kao-Chun Huang, Bin-Chuan Lai, Chia-Hern Wei Lighting Designer: Bo-Kuan Wu Visual Design: block design Block.tw Area: 364.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: MD Pursuit © MD Pursuit Text description provided by the architects. … Continue reading HIIHUB / HII Architects

Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy at Tate Modern

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It's 45 years since the death of iconic artist Pablo Picasso and to mark the occasion, London's Tate Modern will stage its first ever solo exhibition of his work in what will be one of the most ambitious shows in the museum's history. With more than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper—including an … Continue reading Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy at Tate Modern

The Properties of Light looks at the balance between sculpture and architecture

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In 2016 sculptures by the artist Fred Sandback were exhibited in buildings designed by the famous architect and Pritzker Prize winner Luis Barragán. Entitled The Properties of Light, the on-site installation became a sensitive dialogue between the two creative disciplines – one that is now celebrated in a new book of the same name. It … Continue reading The Properties of Light looks at the balance between sculpture and architecture

Streets: Banksy (New York)

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Taking his turn at one of the most highly regarded mural walls in the United States, Banksy (or Borf on his behalf, as mentioned in some media) decided to paint an explicit, politically charged piece. With almost no references to his previous or recognizable work, without any hidden messages or beating around the bush, he revealed the new piece on his official Instagram:

Intricate papercut portraits of our favourite Game of Thrones characters

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These intricate portraits of our favourite Game of Thrones characters are made entirely from paper, cut in different layers and using various colours and textures to emulate the strokes of a paintbrush. Crafted by Robbin Gregorio, an illustrator and designer from the Philippines, the attention to detail is impressive and certainly demonstrates a patient and … Continue reading Intricate papercut portraits of our favourite Game of Thrones characters

Bringing Fruits to Life – Watercolour Paintings by Marija Tiurina

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Marija Tiurina is a London-based illustrator & concept artist, she takes fresh fruits and vegetables and turns them into unique watercolor characters, we must say, they look absolutely magnificent! She states what inspired her the most was the mind-blowing selection of fruits and vegetables in a greengrocer in London:

Adult Colouring Books the new bestsellers

Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children's colouring books – which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12.

Jules Cheret – The Father of Modern Poster Art

Jules Cheret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.

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The Met Museum Releases 400k Free High-Res Images For Personal & Commercial Use

In the past year, The Met has been working on a project to release a horde of digitized artworks for free. Today, it has stocked up over 400,000 resources that might serve as inspiration for the creatively jaded.

Magical rainbow roads by Daniel Mercandantes ©

Magical Rainbow Roads by Daniel Mercandantes

Photographer and filmmaker Daniel Mercadante know how to bring colours and magic to dull landscapes. He is painting rainbow pathways using light and long exposure that he then captures on camera. Could you imagine where those lit and colourful roads could lead you?

Artist uses materials found in nature to create elaborate cairns and mandalas

Artist uses materials found in nature to create elaborate cairns and mandalas (INHABITAT)

View Slideshow Strolling through his hometown of Yorkshire, artist James Brunt finds artistic inspiration through almost any natural materials he can get his hands on. Whether walking along the beach or taking a forest stroll, Brunt creates intricate mandala-inspired designs out of fallen leaves, twigs or sea rocks.

A Japanese Artist Creates Powerful Illustrations That Will Make You Think

A Japanese Artist Creates Powerful Illustrations That Will Make You Think (freeyork)

A picture is worth a million words… At least that is how people feel when viewing illustrations by a mysterious Japanese performer Avogado6 . The illustrator and movie editor doesn’t share many personal facts about his life. “I am a normal person who likes chemistry,” he writes on his Twitter profile

Unique Paintings Of Flora And Fauna

Unique Paintings Of Flora And Fauna (fubiz.net)

Based in Perth in Australia, it is under the pseudonym Amok Island that the Dutch artist signs his works. In his minimalist style mural paintings, he represents fauna and flora. In the neighbourhood of an Australian street, we can discover a giant turtle, a crab, an ultra coloured insect or even a scarab.

The infectiously positive art of LAURA HAWKINS

The infectiously positive art of LAURA HAWKINS (thunderchunky.co.uk)

The journey we take in our career shapes us - our surroundings have an effect, positive or negative, it's also how you handle these surroundings that helps too. Laura Hawkins has taken a few routes to her current path and she's done so with nothing but the most infectious positivity.