Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene has many beautiful paintings that it is challenging to choose a small selection to be featured here. His work reminisces art from the 17th century, i.e. showing a characteristic trait such as a dramatic spotlit against a dark background. His art piece “Ruah” (at top) has a wonderful texture to it, Arrivabene used oil paint and gold leaf on wood.
See also: “Surreal Sanity.”
The majority of Rebecca J. Coles’ portfolio is made up of paper cutouts of butterflies. “Each shape is hand drawn and then intricately hand cut from carefully selected paper, focusing on recycling a medium that would otherwise be discarded and lost. I dissect small details of colour, imagery and text into silhouettes that are then re-sculptured, pinned and encased,”  she explains.
I had a chance to speak with artist Caroline Larsen who has launched a new painting collection that resolves around the theme of ships. Her art technique is known for its “woven” appearance which is made with oil paint. She explains how she came up with this artistic approach: “I was inspired by pointillism and I have always been attracted to super thick paintings. In art school, I would experiment with all sorts of ways to apply paint, and the decoration tips really stood out! I also have a background in ceramics, so making paintings that are super thick just came natural.”
See also: “Weave Painting.”
Japanese designer Nendo had a recent solo art show entitled “Think Black Lines” that featured 29 unique furniture pieces. His creations were minimalist yet freaky how they appear to be two-dimensional and three-dimensional at the same time.
Using daily objects to remake famous paintings is becoming more frequent in advertising campaigns. In this example of “The Scream,” it is quite interesting how the art directors of Ogilvy & Mather used Faber Castell colored pencils to create a rhythmic sky.
See also: “Famous Art Painted on My Face.”