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Stunning Photorealistic Paintings by Jason de Graaf

Don’t be mistaken, these are not photographs, in fact, they’re not even remotely related to anything digitally rendered. Canadian artist Jason de Graaf  has created these acrylic hyper realistic paintings from still photos. De Graaf told Poets & Artists magazine that his paintings are about creating the ‘illusion of verisimilitude’, filtered through his own vision of the world. “Though I use photographs as the image source, my goal is not to reproduce of document faithfully what I see, but to create an illusion of depth and sense of presence not found in photographs,” he said. “Many of my paintings are about the… Read more »

Behind Photographs by Tim Mantoani

Tim Mantoani, the 1991 graduate of Brooks Institute, is not only a great photographer whose input consists of work for the likes of Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, ad campaigns for Coca-Cola, EA Sports and Coors Brewing, but also he is the author of an outstanding book called “Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends“. Tim decided to spend around 5 years on capturing pictures of famous photographers holding up their most known works; the efforts added up to 158 memorable portraits taken by rare mammoth 20×24 Polaroid camera.

Fading Thoughts by Andrew Myers

Not so long ago we featured the 3D screw portraits of American artist Andrew Myers, as a unique and fresh type of art. Well, this is the newest of his work just unveiled under the name “Fading Thoughts” portrait. The 3D painting made completely out of screws shows the magnificent talent of Myers and how realistic his pieces can get. “I don’t want that dead portrait look anymore,” he says. “So I want to actually make a scene, something that appears to be happening that isn’t really happening. So it’s kind of a test to see how far I can push this material.”… Read more »

3-Dimensional Screw Portraits By Andrew Myers

Sculptor and artist Andrew Myers, from Laguna Beach, Californa, has come out with a new type of art we haven’t seen much of before. He creates 3 dimensional portraits by drilling 8,000 to 10,000 individual screws into a plywood panel, then paints over the head of each screw to enhance the 3D effect. “I liked the ideas of using screws because of the industrial aspect and the harshness that comes with using it as a material,” Myers told AOL News. Each portrait took Myers around 6 months to complete and although he sells his work for as much as $35,000 a piece,… Read more »

Early Morning Dew Macro Photography by Sharon Johnstone

Birmingham, England-based fine arts nature photographer Sharon Johnstone produced these amazing images of early morning dew-soaked dandelions. The level of detailing and glow is breathtaking. Just the perfect combination of light and water.

Snow Drawings at Rabbit Ears Pass by Sonja Hinrichsen

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen – along with 5 volunteers have created a gigantic step by step circular pattern snow drawing last month at Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado. The photos were taken during a flyover in local pilot Jack Dysart’s Cessna aircraft.

The Unique Geometry of A Snowflake by Matthias Lenke

Photographer Matthias Lenke captured these wonderful macro shots of individual snowflakes to get a feel of the uniqueness of each single one of them.

Brilliant Shadows and Light Paintings by Rashad Alakbarov

Azerbaijani artist Rashad Alakbarov uses translucent objects and other everyday materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls.

25 Brilliant Examples of Black and White Photography
Stunning Architecture Photography – Episode II

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Stunning Architecture Photography – Episode I

Architecture is a vast subject, endorsing everything from skyscrapers to kiosks. Virtually everywhere we go, we are surrounded by some sort of architecture on a daily basis. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that architecture is such a popular subject in photography. Related Images:

Tiger and Turtle, The Rollercoaster Sculpture in Germany

On the 13th of November, the city of Duisburg, Germany was happy to welcome its newest sculpture and attraction – one of the biggest in the country – Tiger and Turtle. It took only 8 weeks for German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth to complete this roller-coaster-like landmark on the highest peak of the park-like zone, in south Duisburg. Visitors are encouraged to climb their way by foot and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Western Ruhr at the peak point of the sculpture (45 meters above ground level). The masterpiece of engineering has a 44 x 37 meters base and a construction heightof… Read more »

Inside Los Angeles: The Watts Towers

The Watts Towers of Watts district in Los Angeles, CA are one of the 9 folk art sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Starting as a fun expression of talent it became a National Historic Landmark in 1990. The building continued for 33 years from 1921 till 1954 by Italian immigrant Sabato Rodia (Sam or Simon). Construction worker by daytime, Sam was creating his towers after work on his private piece of land. He called it “Nuestro Pueblo” which means “our town” in Spanish. The amateur sculptures were made of steel pipes and rods, covered with mortar and… Read more »

Pimp your Garage Door with Cool Deceiving Art [PHOTOS]

For the weekend article, I’m sharing with you a light piece of urban art, as everyone is grabing their beach towels and heading out of the city escaping the noise and high temperatures for some OFF time. I came along a new product by German firm “Style your Garage”, they created a decal poster that sticks to the exterior of your garage door, giving an artistic illusion that is highly detailed and extremely realistic, it sure will let passers stop for a second look. From circus elephants, to crocodiles, to a subway station platform. This is definitely a hip way… Read more »

The Mega Art of Jim Denevan

Which of us haven’t held a stick to draw on sand at the beach or the river shore?  I’m sure almost everyone. But not everyone had a passion to do it on a professional level.  Jim Denevan (50 years old) is one of the artists who picked landscape as a canvas for his art. Jim Denevan is an artist who creates large scale sand drawings along the coasts of California, on the Dry Lake Beds of Nevada, even drawing on frozen water surfaces in Siberia. From the ground, these drawn environments are experienced as places. In the mid of 1990s when… Read more »

3 Most Significant 3D Street Painting Artists

1. Kurt Wenner is a Master Artist and Master Architect famous for inventing three-dimensional pastel drawings – also known as – 3D Street Painting, 3D Pavement Art, 3D Chalk Art, or 3D Sidewalk Art, they are a form of anamorphic art. Anamorphism is usually considered a form of Illusion or Trompe loeil, but is really the logical mathematical continuation of Perspective. In fact, artists who work in the same style can all trace the roots of their work back to the street art of Rome in 1982, where Kurt Wenner transformed the complex geometry of Classical Italian Architecture into a… Read more »

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