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Artist Creates Stunning Owl Painting With Chaotic Splashes Of Color

By • Apr 10th, 2014

Chinese painter, illustrator and street artist Cheng Yingjie (a.k.a. Hua Tunan) has created an extraordinary painting called “Night Owl” that makes perfect use of his signature colorful and chaotic style. His stunning and dynamic owl figure seems to materialize magically out of a chaotic cloud of splashes and splashes of colorful paint. Like many other successful contemporary street artists, he uses a wide range of bright colors, even those don’t actually appear in owls, like green, blue and purple.

Artist Transforms Babies’ Head-Shaping Helmets Into Beautiful Art

By • Mar 26th, 2014

Artist Paula Strawn has turned her paintbrush and talent to an unexpected but charming art form – baby helmets. Her decorative paint jobs turn these medical devices into playful accessories. The baby helmets Strawn paints on are actually used to shape babies’ developing skulls. The idea to paint on baby helmets came to Strawn when a friend of hers complained about the looks she would get in public when people saw their child wearing a baby helmet.

Artist Uses Paint To Disguise Foods As Other Products

By • Mar 10th, 2014

Imagine biting into an eggplant and feeling raw egg run from your teeth through its brittle shell… Talented Japanese artist Hikaru Cho has made such a bizarre experience possible by misleadingly painting these food items to look like totally different food products. Cho’s artwork is playful but well-done – her work with acrylic paint is hyper-realistic and convincing. Which makes things all the more amusing when she cuts or opens the actual food product underneath.

Artist “Takes” Incredible Self-Portraits In A Way You Didn’t Expect

By • Feb 12th, 2014

Editor’s Note: For full effect, we suggest viewing the images in this series in order before reading about them. Talented Spanish artist Eloy Morales has created an eye-catching series of self portraits with an interesting catch – they’re…

Artist Spends Up To 8 Hours On Beautiful Sand Paintings That Will Be Swept Away By The Wind

By • Feb 6th, 2014

New York-based artist Joe Mangrum has spent the last 8 years drawing beautiful, hypnotic patterns and designs on the streets and squares of New York. But chances are you probably won’t see any of them, because they tend to disappear. Mangrum draws his impressive and expansive works by pouring brightly-colored sand from his hands.

Artist Uses Hundreds of Found Objects To Recreate Iconic Paintings And Portraits

By • Feb 5th, 2014

In her “Plastic Classics” series, British artist Jane Perkins uses almost anything she can find – buttons, plastic toys, LEGO pieces, etc. – to re-create recognizable iconic paintings like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and portraits of stars like Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela. Although she has her artistic roots in textile work, she works almost exclusively with plastic parts.

11-Year-Old “Mini-Monet” Sells His Paintings For Almost $2.5m (QUIZ: Monet or 11-Year Old Boy?)

By • Feb 3rd, 2014

Remember when we compared modern art and toddler art? Now, there’s a very young artist whose expert paintings are blurring the line between amateur art and the masters. Kieron Williamson, an 11-year-old artist in the U.K., has been named the “Mini-Monet” for the quality of his beautiful impressionist paintings. In 2009, he was featured at his first gallery, and stories of his talent quickly spread. He has already made 1.5 million pounds by selling his paintings.

The Fusion Of Colors In Leonid Afremov’s Nostalgic Oil Paintings

By • Dec 16th, 2013

Russian-Israeli artist Leonid Afremov is one of the greatest and best-known modern impressionists of our time. The painter is famous for the unusual, yet very effective technique: all he uses for his paintings are oils, canvas and palette-knife. The brush-free paintings gives the astounding edginess to the luminous city and land scapes.

This Picture Of Morgan Freeman Is The Most Realistic Finger Painting Ever [VIDEO]

By • Dec 3rd, 2013

Believe it or not, that picture of Morgan Freeman is not a photo – it’s a finger painting. UK-based artist Kyle Lambert finger-paints (or finger-draws, if you’re a purist) extraordinarily photo-realistic portraits of famous Hollywood stars on his iPad. Although the brief time-lapse video makes it look like a breeze, it actually took Lambert more than 200 hours and 285,000 brush strokes to complete.

Incredible Life-Like Octopus Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

By • Nov 13th, 2013

Singaporean artist Keng Lye has combined beauty and illusion in a masterful way in this amazing work depicting a small octopus in a bowl. The photos look incredibly life-like, as if it’s a real, squirming, writhing octopus. Keng Lye achieves this beautiful effect by painting delicate paintings onto layer upon layer of crystal-clear resin. As the layers, and the painting, grow, the octopus gains depth and appears to be partially submerged.

Famous Paintings Updated With 21st-Century Gadgets

By • Nov 7th, 2013

By injecting 21st century gadgets into famous historical artworks, the “Art x Smart” project by Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu takes us to a utopian reality where ancient and modern times meet. Apart from being absurdly funny, these works also draw attention to our relationship with new technologies and their influence on modern society.

QUIZ: Modern Art or Children’s Drawings?

By • Oct 10th, 2013

Art, and what we do and do not consider to be art, has changed a lot over the last century. It has become an increasingly difficult thing to define for the average person, and sometimes even art historians and experts can’t seem to keep up. Let’s see if you’re any better at recognizing purposeful artistic talent than the experts are!