Shawn Huckins’s Athenaeum exhibition features a number of recognizable figures and paintings with a layer of current commentary that is familiar to anyone on instagram, snapchat, twitter, imgur, etc. The tension is funny, surprising and sad.
The excruciatingly slow and intentional process of building a sand painting Mandala is gorgeous to watch and consider.
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This project, injecting colors into a ferrofluid, is riotously gorgeous. Ferrofluid is a liquid containing ferromagnetic particles that, when placed in a magnetic field becomes strongly magnetized.
Watch the making of video below and then check out the rest of the gorgeous set.
LEGO has released their Women of NASA set which includes:
- 4 minifigures: Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.
- Features 3 LEGO® builds illustrating the areas of expertise of the 4 featured women of NASA.
- Nancy Grace Roman’s build features a posable Hubble Space Telescope with authentic details and a projected image of a planetary nebula.
- Margaret Hamilton's build features a stack of book elements, representing the books of listings of Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) onboard flight software source code.
- Sally Ride and Mae Jemison’s build features a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages.
Shanghai-based artist Yang Yongliang has taken the eyes and heart of the more traditional Chinese landscape and calligraphy, and invested it with the expressive ability of the newest technology and techniques, including digital manipulation, video and photography.
"As long as the characteristics don't change, the media you use to express the art doesn't matter."
I think these landscapes in Chinese Porcelain are pretty amazing, and I am absolutely in love with the video landscapes.
Here is a sample of the video referenced in the Creator's Project piece:
And a more recent one:
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Varanasi is the epicenter of Hinduism, its Holy City, its Rome or Mecca. In his series, Holy Men: Varanasi , India, Joey L finds these wonderfully expressive faces of holy men, women and boys in his gorgeous portraits.
Anamorposis is an illusion where a specific vantage point is needed for the image to come together. French artist Bernard Pras has made an art of assemblage. This, his latest piece, is a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté.
You can see it is composed of clothes, paint, wood, rubber, and other objects scraped together.
It's only when seen through his camera that the portrait comes together.
We've seen these before, but there are a ton new portraits.
Artist, Steve Payne's statement from his blog replaceface.tumblr.com:
"George Dawe was an English portrait artist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon's invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. I'm using digital copies of these paintings as a basis for my own work which involves incorporating celebrities into the paintings using photoshop."