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This Polish Artist Would Consume Peyote, Cocaine, and Other Intoxicants Before Creating Stunning Pastel Portraits

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In pursuit of Pure Form, the Polish artist Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz known as “Witkacy” would consume peyote, cocaine, and other intoxicants before creating pastel portraits. Continue reading »

An English Student’s Street Photographs of Edinburgh In the 1950s and 1960s

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Robert Blomfield’s photographs take us to Edinburgh between 1957 and 1966. Born in Leeds in 1938, Bloomfield studied medicine in Scotland’s capital. He took pictures for pleasure, recording things that caught his eye. Never exhibited during his lifetime, once his prints were dry, Robert would be put them into their yellow Kodak boxes. Continue reading »

Self-Taught Artist Turns Dead Cockroaches Into Painted Works of Art

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Brenda Delgado, a self-taught artist from Manila, in the Philippines, paints dead cockroaches into miniature artworks inspired by classics like Starry Night or Girl With a Pearl Earring. Continue reading »

Artist Uses Right Hand to Turn Her Left hand Into Optical Illusions

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Israeli artist Vika Bren paints her left hand to create various optical illusions that capture the viewer’s imagination when placed against a dark background. Continue reading »

Man Creates Custom Fish Tank So He Can Take His Goldfish For a Walk

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The problem with having goldfish as pets is that you can’t really take them for a walk like you can do with land animals like dogs and cats. Well, unless you build a custom fish tank on wheels, that is! Continue reading »

Love, Pop Art, and Robots: Amusing Illustrations by Kristian Hammerstad

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Kristian Hammerstad is a Norwegian illustrator who draws funny and slightly psychedelic pop art pictures with robots, zombies, aliens and other mutants. He designs book covers, records and does illustrations for publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker and MIT Technology Review. Continue reading »

Suspicious Aliens in the Wild West: Superb Drawings by Mark Rogers

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Why is the United States one of the most influential countries in the world today? According to artist Mark Rogers, aliens are likely to be involved. Continue reading »

Gustave Doré’s Stunning Illustrations of François Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel

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François Rabelais, the great Renaissance writer, is best known for Gargantua and Pantagruel, a satirical novel about two gluttonous giants who get into trouble. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Magical Creatures With Long Limbs Made Out Of Oak Tree Roots

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UK-based artist Tach Pollard creates magical creatures with long limbs made out of oak tree roots. Tach Pollard transforms gnarled tree roots into fantastical creatures inspired by European folklore. The sleek sculptures have spindly legs and long cloaks, which give them each an air of mystery. Continue reading »

Wake Up Little Susie: Vintage Photos That Show Styles of Teenagers in the 1950s

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The term ‘teenager’ was first introduced to the American public in the 1940s as a moniker coined by advertising executives looking to sell their products to a new audience. Continue reading »

Stoned Mutants in Grotesque and Surreal Paintings by Fabrizio Riccardi

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Fabrizio Riccardi (Italian, b.1942,) one of the last few living “traditional” surrealist painters, was born in Rome, Italy, but grew up in Turin, where he completed his studies and began to develop his artistic skills. Continue reading »

Anatomy of a Ruin: The Superb Dark and Creepy Art Works of Sam Wolfe Connelly

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A long-haired girl in a white dress floating in the middle of the room, a dead man in a pond, a creepy dog in golf shoes – images that seem to have emerged from some vague dream are so deeply rooted in the culture that today almost no horror story can do without them. Continue reading »

For 32 Years, This Japanese Chef Has Been Making a Painting of Every Single Meal He Eats

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Itsuo Kobayashi was in born 1962, and lives in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. After having worked as a chef at a soba restaurant and at a supply center for school meals in Saitama, northwest of Tokyo, until he was 46 years old, Itsuo Kobayashi began having difficulty walking due to alcoholic neuritis. Since he was about 26 years old, he has made detailed illustrations of and written down his thoughts about the food he has eaten. Continue reading »

Kings of the Night: Abraham and Sebastian Pether, the Masters of Landscapes in the Moonlight

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Abraham Pether (1756 – 1812) was one of the foremost masters of night landscapes in 18th-century England, for which he even earned the nickname Moonlight. Continue reading »

The Brutal Bad-Trips in Psychedelic Paintings of Jared Africa

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Jared Africa is a Las Vegas based artist who draws fierce acidic game. We don’t know much else about him, and that’s probably for the best. Continue reading »

Stunning Winners And Finalists Of The 2022 Italian Street Photography Festival

Forrest Walker, USA – 1st Place Winner
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Here are the winners and finalists of the 2022 Italian Street Photo Festival (ISPF). Forrest Walker from the USA was awarded as the 1st Place winner. Here in this article, we are presenting the single photo winners and finalists, you can find other category winners from the below link. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images Of The 2021 One Eyeland Photography Awards

Photographer Of The Year, Gold – Eldon Lau
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Here are the 2021 Title Winners of One Eyeland Photography Awards. Photographer Eldon Lau from Hong Kong has been selected as the Photographer Of The Year, Gold with 51 Points. Continue reading »

Superb & Funny Contemporary Edits Of Classical Art By Varkey

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Digital artist Varkey makes brilliant art mashups and collages which connect classical artworks and pop culture. This creator started his art journey during the covid lockdowns and has found success on Instagram where he shares his works.

He has accumulated more than ten thousand followers from around the world. Continue reading »

Ukrainians Launch A Collection Of NFT CryptoCossacks In Support Of Ukraine

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CryptoCossack is a Ukrainian spirit that has been converted into a piece of digital art. Cossacks have a Ukrainian origin, however it’s not an ethnic group but rather a caste of free, fearless warriors and tech geeks. Avatars represent freedom, peace as well as both violent and nonviolent resistance against dictatorship imposed by the Russian government. Continue reading »

40 Times Medieval Painters Had No Idea How Something Looked And Created “Weird Medieval Guys”, As Shared On This Twitter Page

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From illuminated manuscripts to tapestries, mosaics and stained glass, the medieval period is known for its many art forms and its miscellaneous executions. Continue reading »

“Blow Up to Be the Size You Want!” – Vintage Inflatable Bra Ads From the 1950s and 1960s

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What was a woman to do if she wanted to boost her cleavage in the days before Wonderbra was on the market and the more drastic measure of plastic surgery wasn’t so readily available? The answer is by wearing an inflatable bra that the wearer could blow up to the size they desired themselves. Continue reading »

Psychedelic and Horror in Oil Paintings by Limp Bizkit Guitarist Wes Borland

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No one questions the significance of Limp Bizkit at least for the genre. But it’s a crime not to say much about the talented guitarist Wes Borland. You probably remember him for his crazy makeup and flashy costumes – he stands out among the other members of Limp Bizkit. But Wes Borland is not only a guitarist, he’s also an excellent artist. Borland has been painting psychedelic, creepy oil paintings for years, which is what we’re going to look at today. Continue reading »

The Dark Surrealism of Arturo Rivera

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Arturo Rivera was born in Mexico City in 1945. He studied painting at Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City (1963-68); and silk-screen process and photo-silk screen process at The City Lit Art School of London (1973-74). Continue reading »

Indonesian Artist Dhany Pramata Creates Comics That Most 80s-90s Kids Will Relate To

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Indonesian artist Dhany Pramata creates comics that most 80s/90s kids will relate to. Dhany Pramata, an Indonesian artist reflects upon his childhood days with nostalgic and funny illustrations. I find some of these comics extremely relatable and if you are an 80s/90s kid, you might find them relatable too. Continue reading »

Preservation: Photographer Blake Little Creates Conceptual Series Of Human Bodies Totally Covered With Honey

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Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little created conceptual portrait series of human bodies totally covered with honey. This series of photographs presented here combine the old and the new in a bold way. His vivid images startle the viewer. They freeze the human form, preserving it not in proverbial amber, but rather – and unexpectedly – in honey. Continue reading »