“If One Can Anyone Can All You Gotta Do Is Try”: Powerful Art Works Of Faith Ringgold, A Painter, Author And Civil Rights Activist

"If One Can Anyone Can All You Gotta Do Is Try": Powerful Art Works Of Faith Ringgold, A Painter, Author And Civil Rights Activist

Faith Ringgold was born Faith Willi Jones in 1930 in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Her mother, a fashion designer and seamstress, encouraged Faith’s creative pursuits from a young age. Ringgold earned a bachelor’s degree from City College of the City University of New York in 1955. She then taught art in New York City public schools and worked on a master’s degree at City College, which she completed in 1959. Continue reading »

Photographer Asked 16 Artists To Draw His Portrait Photos In Their Own Style, And The Result Is Fabulous!

Photographer Asked 16 Artists To Draw His Portrait Photos In Their Own Style, And The Result Is Fabulous!
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Mathieu Sten is an experimental portrait photographer who asked 16 artists to draw his portrait photos in their style. The results are fabulous. It never ceases to amaze me how artists nowadays always strive to find different and unique ways of expressing their art. Some of these portraits are super realistic, some are cartoon-ish, some look like out of a Korean comics series, a fantasy series or super-digitalized movie animation, while others are digitally painted or completely illustrated from scratch. You should take a look below, but first, let’s share some information about the initiator of this artistic collaboration. Continue reading »

“Garden Of Light”: Twilights And Nocturne Painting Of Keita Morimoto

"Garden Of Light": Twilights And Nocturne Painting Of Keita Morimoto

Toronto artist Keita Morimoto notes that New Yorkers all love New York but Torontonians always complain about their city: He is the rare painter to romanticize this place. Continue reading »

Fabulous Hand Painting Art By Mario Mariotti

Fabulous Hand Painting Art By Mario Mariotti

Though we sometimes forget, art doesn’t have to be sophisticated, or grand, or expensively made. Never was this more apparent than with the life’s work of the late Italian composer-turned-artist Mario Mariotti (1936–1997), who turned away from his considerable music career to make simplistic art on the most readily available medium: his hands. Continue reading »

An Instagram Account Of Fine Art Portraits Of Black People Throughout The Centuries

An Instagram Account Of Fine Art Portraits Of Black People Throughout The Centuries
‘Black Artist Completing A Portrait of Maria Anna of Austria, Queen of Portugal’, oil on canvas by unknown Brazilian artist – date unknown, painted circa early 18th Century.

Acoording to a creator of @centuriesofblackpeopleinart Instagram account: “In response to requests on here I have created an instagram page of Fine Art portraits and depictions of Black people throughout the centuries. Feel free to share at any time. Continue reading »

Before The Pandemic: The Prophetic Paintings Of Copenhagen, Painted 15 Years Ago

Before The Pandemic: The Prophetic Paintings Of Copenhagen, Painted 15 Years Ago

“My name is Daniel Goldenberg (born in Canada, living in Denmark). My pictures of the streets of Copenhagen, painted 15 years ago, have suddenly become reality, this is what the city looks like during the quarantine period.” Continue reading »

Seeing America In Isolation: American Artist George Ault Showed Us The America He Saw In Shades Of Darknes

Seeing America In Isolation: American Artist George Ault Showed Us The America He Saw In Shades Of Darknes

George Ault (October 11, 1891 – December 30, 1948) was on the outside but rather than banging on the widows, he withdrew a pace and watched in silence, an artist with what poet Charles Bukowski called “this terrible itch for solitude”. Continue reading »

The Uncannily Realistic Landscapes Of Carolyn H. Edlund

The Uncannily Realistic Landscapes Of Carolyn H. Edlund

Scrolling through Carolyn Hutchings Edlund’s Instagram page, it’s hard to tell at first which of her shared posts are paintings and which are photographs. Recognized for her uncanny realistic style, her paintings capture the natural world in great detail. Continue reading »

Artist Turns Her Lucid Dreams Into Whimsical Paintings

Artist Turns Her Lucid Dreams Into Whimsical Paintings

According to Hanin Shaqsi: “I’m a pop-surrealist from Oman. My paintings are inspired by lucid dreams. Those dreams always have whimsical and weird images. It’s fun to paint your own dreams. Continue reading »

Artist Uses Layers Of Paint And Digital Art To Create Mesmerizing Paintings

Artist Uses Layers Of Paint And Digital Art To Create Mesmerizing Paintings

Golsa Golchini is an Iranian artist who combines layers of paints with digital art to create miniature worlds. Using acrylic paint, the Milan-based artist paints 3D waves and slopes, whilst the tiny figures are done digitally and added to the abstract landscapes via ink transfers and applied by hand. Continue reading »

The Starry Heavens Above Me And The Moral Law Within Me: Atmospheric Paintings By Nicola Caredda

The Starry Heavens Above Me And The Moral Law Within Me: Atmospheric Paintings By Nicola Caredda

Nicola Caredda was born in Cagliari in 1981. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari and undertake an independent and singular pictorial search path rather secluded compared to the most popular movements by local artists of his age. Continue reading »

Cinta Vidal Agulló’s Incredible Paintings Defy Gravity

Cinta Vidal Agulló’s Incredible Paintings Defy Gravity

Barcelona-based artist Cinta Vidal Agulló is known for her dimension-bending paintings, where buildings and interiors defy gravity, creating disorienting spaces in which up is down and down is up. Using acrylic on wood panels, her artwork explores the complicated ways in which we navigate through our environments. Continue reading »

Women And Cats: Contemporary Bijinga Paintings By Kazuho Imaoka

Women And Cats: Contemporary Bijinga Paintings By Kazuho Imaoka

The tradition of bijinga (美人画, “beautiful person picture”) is said to have originated in Kyoto around the mid-Edo period as an art form that portrayed not only external beauty, but inner beauty. The style continued to evolve through the Meiji and Taisho periods of Japanese modernity but now, a group of young Kyoto-based painters are taking the genre and adding a fresh coat of paint. One of those is Kazuho Imaoka. Continue reading »

Painted Cottages Of Poland: Beautiful House Decorating Tradition That Survived To These Days

Painted Cottages Of Poland: Beautiful House Decorating Tradition That Survived To These Days
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We bet you heard about cottages from Poland, especially from a small village of Zalipie located in southern Poland. Luckily while you have been consuming internet, tv, trying to follow the latest world-wide trends, there were people that were keeping this old custom alive, hoping young ones will eventually get some interest in their own history. Continue reading »

Until We Meet Again: Dreamy And Surreal Paintings Of Robert Dowling Jr

Until We Meet Again: Dreamy And Surreal Paintings Of Robert Dowling Jr

Maine-based Robert Dowling Jr. creates wonderfully whimsical stories with a slightly surreal touch. The self-taught artist, who works primarily in acrylics and oils, often paints characters with their faces covered or turned away. Love art like this that both children and adults can enjoy in their own unique way. Continue reading »

Russian Artists Recreate Famous Paintings And Have Much Fun

Russian Artists Recreate Famous Paintings And Have Much Fun

Some exciting results of the photo challenge arranged in the Russian social network “VK” – “Photograph as if Rembrandt”. Look them through to the very end, they cool! Continue reading »

An Artist Painted 40 Creepy Women Portraits In The Last Two Years

An Artist Painted 40 Creepy Women Portraits In The Last Two Years

According to Vivien Szaniszlo: “My name is Vivien Szaniszlo and painting is an important part of my life. I love to paint woman-themed paintings, portraits with surreal, dark vibes. In my works, I mostly capture the fragile line between life and death. Halloween is around the corner, so I thought I’d share with you my favorite ones from the last two years.” Continue reading »

Spread Love, Joy and Beauty: Ukrainian Painter Beautifully Decorates Glassware

Spread Love, Joy and Beauty: Ukrainian Painter Beautifully Decorates Glassware

Vita is a Kyiv, Ukraine-based glass painter enthusiast who is passionate about decorating teapots, mugs, and plates using heat-set paint. Better known as vitraaze on social media, the artist’s Etsy store features more than 500 unique and colorful items. With her beautiful pieces, the artist wants to spread love, joy, and beauty. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Tiny Oil Paintings On Pennies

This Artist Creates Tiny Oil Paintings On Pennies

According to Bryanna Marie: “I started painting miniatures a few years ago as a daily exercise, primarily with the goal to paint more often and hone my skills for finer detail in smaller compositions. Continue reading »

An Artist From Russia Who Paints Portraits With Her Bust

An Artist From Russia Who Paints Portraits With Her Bust

Saint Petersburg is called “the cultural capital of Russia” for reason. Many talented and creative people come from there. An artist Irina Romanovskaya is one of them. She paints portraits of celebrities, publish their photos in Instagram and expensively sell her works without any problem. No, she does not have unique skills like Da Vinci. She stands out with her instruments as Irina paints with her boobs. Continue reading »

Barking Mad Dog Groomer Transforms Pampered Pets Using Crazy Dye Designs

Barking Mad Dog Groomer Transforms Pampered Pets Using Crazy Dye Designs

Groomer Anais Hayden, based in Atlanta, Georgia, uses non-toxic colours for designs which can take up to seven hours. She charges customers up to $450 a time for her creations. Anais works mainly on dogs – as they love the attention it brings – but sometimes she’ll transform other pets too. Continue reading »

Fat Cat: Russian Artist Inserts Her Ginger Cat Zarathustra Into Iconic Paintings

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Russian artist Svetlana Petrova has become known for her online artwork of famous portraits featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra. Continue reading »

Someone Created A Funny Guide On How To Recognize Famous Painters And It’s Surprisingly Accurate

If Everyone – Including The Women – Looks Like Putin, Then It’s Van Eyck
Someone Created A Funny Guide On How To Recognize Famous Painters And It’s Surprisingly Accurate

If you’re not a big fan of classical art, you’d probably have a hard time pointing out what artist painted a certain painting. Well, your days of guessing are finally over – someone created a handy, albeit pretty hilarious, guide on how to recognize famous painters by their paintings and it’s surprisingly accurate. Continue reading »

Spanish Artist Converts Intimate Moments Of Gorgeous Women Into Pastel Paintings

Spanish Artist Converts Intimate Moments Of Gorgeous Women Into Pastel Paintings

The tender beauty of women has been a source of inexhaustible inspiration for artists of all mediums for ages. A 63-year-old Spanish artist Vicente Romero Redondo explores femininity through his amazing figurative paintings. Continue reading »

Artist Paints Life In Russia With A Drop Of Irony

Artist Paints Life In Russia With A Drop Of Irony

From a fierce-looking ticket controller to a fashion diva spotted on a subway train – these images are common for any Russian. And even though these images might seem like rather grotesque portrayals, that’s not the case for the author himself. Continue reading »