Anonymous Hero Is ‘Protecting’ Graffiti Penises By Painting Condoms Over Them

An anonymous street artist is doing a noble service to the many graffiti penises of London – by spray-painting condoms on top of them. It’s pretty hilarious, but it also sends an important public health message which we’re sure even the original authors of the graffiti would be cool with.

Protect City Cocks, as the campaign is now known, started when an art director (whose name is undisclosed) noticed the shocking amount of unwanted penis drawings scattered across London’s walls. Continue reading »

Pop Culture Icons Invade Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Painting In Adorable Series

One accident inspired painter Aja Kusick to create a wonderful series that mashes up pop culture elements with expressive van Gogh’s style.

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Everything started when an education blog mistakenly shared Aja’s painting of the Eiffel Tower as Van Gogh’s. However, the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 and Van Gogh died in 1890, having spent his last years in the south of France, so it’s very unlikely that he even saw the iconic tower. Continue reading »

The Artist Who Put Kellyanne Conway In An Andrew Wyeth Painting

Illustrator and portrait painter Tim O’Brien has a knack for pop culture, often infusing it into artistic visions that simultaneously reveal its strangeness and familiarity. This week, he was inspired by the now infamous image of Kellyanne Conway casually sitting on an Oval Office couch during a February 27 meeting of leaders of historically black colleges. What he decided to do was create one of the best contributions to a viral meme. Above: Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” (1948), from the Museum of Modern Art’s collection. Continue reading »

Aerial Images Of Salterns That Blur The Line Between Photograph And Painting

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Photographer David Burdeny, whose photo of a towering iceberg we featured last month, has been working on another large-scale photography project. Burdeny began the series SALT: Fields, Plottings and Extracts in 2015, using aerial photography to explore some of the world’s most vibrant salterns in Utah, Mexico, and Australia. Gazing upon the images it’s difficult to determine whether the expressive boxes of color are produced with a camera or paintbrush, or if the gestures were made by hand or nature. Continue reading »

Amazing Hand Painting Illusions By Ray Massey And Annie Ralli

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London-based photographer Ray Massey teamed up with a talented body painter Annie Ralli to transform hands into architecture, sport scenes and other deceiving objects. These incredible hand illusions are a part of advertising campaign for Ecclesiastical Insurance, a niche insurance company using the byline “You’re in good hands”. Continue reading »

This Russian Fixed His Car Bump On A Most Genius Way Ever, By Painting

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Well all go through that, we have a nice car that we love and then it happens… the dreaded accident! Your shiny metallic pet got it’s ugly bump and you are desperate. It’s exactly what happened to this Russian driver that was traveling through Altai region of Russia and a large truck bumped into his doors. However what happened next is what happens when you are a creative person. Continue reading »

Scientists Are Painting Eyes On Cows’ Butts To Stop Lions Getting Shot

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Image courtesy of Ben Yexly / UNSW

For more than 10,000 years, ever since man started herding cattle for food and enrichment in Africa, lions have been a huge problem. A lion, or, more likely, a pride of lionesses – who are the real hunters – can ruin a small farmer’s livelihood by killing even a single cow, especially one that is pregnant or producing milk. Thanks to Botswana’s excellent conservation policies, the country has one of Africa’s largest wild lion populations – estimated at 3,000. For poorer subsistence farmers, though, it is harder. Continue reading »

Painting-Like Swimming Pool Photography

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Slovak photographer Maria Svarbova, whom we presented the Human Space series few months ago, comes back with a new series titled ‘Swimming Pool’. Artist transports us in a swimming pool in Bratislava where she photographs models with attitudes and poses are close to the ones of characters in a painting. This aspect is accentuated by the retouching of the pictures. Continue reading »

Body Painting Illusions – The Latest Creations Of Hikaru Cho

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A selection of the latest body painting illusions by the Japanese artist Hikaru Cho, who is having fun transforming reality thanks to clever trompe l’oeil art! Some strange and twisted creations, painted directly on the skin of her models with acrylic paint. Continue reading »

An Artist Has Completely Documented Her Two Years Of Travel By Painting In Moleskine Notebook

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According to artist, Missy Dunaway: “For nine years I have painted in Moleskine journals with acrylic ink. Each page is a painting of a landscape or memory embellished with handwritten descriptions. I combined my two most recent journals into one book entitled ‘Standing in Asia’, ‘Looking at Europe’, ‘Thinking of New York’.” Continue reading »

This Girl Has Insane Know-How In Body Painting!

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Kay Pike is an artist who makes amazing body paint cosplay. We’ve never seen anything better than this. Continue reading »

Man Freezes Alongside Icy Painting in Surreal Self-Portrait Sculpture

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If an artwork could ever give you a chill, it’s a sculpture by Laurent Pernot. His piece titled Self Portrait Face to a Winter Canvas features a life-sized replica of the Paris-based artist as he stands in front of a framed snowy scene. Continue reading »

When An Artist Turns Himself Into Superheroes Thanks To Body Painting

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In line with the amazing make-up art of Lianne Moseley, here are today the creations of the makeup artist Argenis Pinal, who uses body painting to turn himself and his models into famous superheroes or pop culture characters, from Wolverine to Superman through the Joker, Magneto, Harley Quinn, Spiderman, Double Face and so on. Continue reading »

A Basketball Court Was Styled as a Malevich Painting in Paris

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Ill-Studio has collaborated with French fashion brand Pigalle to create a multicoloured basketball court between a row of buildings in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. They took inspiration from a 1930s artwork called Sportsmen by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich – a boldly coloured oil painting that depicts four figures stood side by side. Photos by Sebastien Michelini/Depositphotos. Continue reading »

Artist Has a Taste for Painting

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Han Xiaoming takes the expression “a lick of paint” literally by using his tongue to produce works of art at a street booth in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province, Oct 19, 2014. (China Daily) Continue reading »