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Thrift store paintings “enhanced” with Star Wars elements

DaveRuinsArt of Canton, Ohio is not the first artist to buy and augment thrift store paintings, but The Force is strong with his Star Wars pieces. "I started making these designs because I owned a vintage store and had some really beautiful landscapes but I couldn't sell for $5," he told DIGG. "I think I ...

‘Family Balloon Night’ really blows things up

Master balloon artist Dave Brenn can help you and your family have a fantastic night of fun. It takes about two weeks for the supplies to arrive at your home, and then schedule your video lesson — in no time (minus two weeks) at all, you'll be making some awesome balloon animals. Maybe not this ...

Johnson Tsang created a very 2020 porcelain work

Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Tsang (previously) is known for his fanciful ceramic artworks, and he was inspired during the pandemic to make a lovely piece that reflects the times, titled "Still in One Piece III." During quarantine, he also shared a cool timelapse of a work in progress: Image: Instagram / johnson_tsang_artist ...

Frazetta’s “A Princess of Mars” painting sells for $1.2 million at auction

A Princess of Mars (1970) is one of Frank Frazetta's most famous works. He painted it for the 1970 hardcover edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' first John Carter of Mars novel. Interestingly, Frazetta feared the publisher wouldn't return the art so he painted a copy for himself. The copy is generally thought to be superior ...

Fantastic Azerbaijan rug woven to look like it’s melting

Azerbaijan textile artist **** Ahmed employs ancient craft to create mind-bending textile sculptures. His work is featured in an online exhibition at the Sapar Contemporary gallery, titled "Textile Traditions Re-Imagined." (via Laughing Squid) ...

Computer finds faces in grains of sand

In artists Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen's installation "Pareidolia," a computer vision system uses ****** recognition software to find faces in grains of sand. Of course, "pareidolia" is a trick our brain plays that causes us to see meaningful patterns that aren't really there, like animals in clouds or hidden messages in songs. From the ...

5-minute documentary about the fantastic art of Norwegian master Theodor Kittelsen

Theodor Kittelsen was a neo-Romantic and fantasy artist famous in Norway but relatively unknown beyond it. Here's a brief documentary featuring and explaining some of his most distinctive work. Narrator Sindrelf posted an accompanying article explaining his fondness for Kittelsen, whose cosy yet unsettling perch rests somewhere between victorian fairy art and the towering gloom ...

Poetic Kinetics announced a massive new art project that can include your message for 2020

Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics is known for enormous shimmering sculptures that float above public spaces. His next project is called Change in the Air, and will include messages you submit in response to the tumultuous global changes in 2020. To get a sense of how cool and beautiful his works are, here's a nice ...

Katharina Grosse turned this historic museum floor into a 3D painting

German artist Katharina Grosse has a current exhibition called "It Wasn't Us" that turned the Historic Hall of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin into a giant colorful form that spills outside. Turn on CC for English subtitles. Via Art at Berlin: The artist's latest in situ painting disregards the boundaries of the ...