They say the kitchen is the heart and the soul of any house, and mine didn't really have much of either. Made from builder-grade materials and outfitted with the most basic appliances, it was time to upgrade my kitchen and add a lot more personality to it. Follow along as I walk you through the transformation.
Most art forms involve some level of collaboration, sometimes with people who work long after you've done your part. Or in this case, after you've been dead for 300 years.
Like most people, my family spends a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s where we start our day (coffee, papers, kids), and where we inevitably land every evening for dinner. Despite its small size and builder-grade cabinetry and appliances, it’s a space that works for us. But my wife and I have long been looking for simple kitchen upgrades to bring more personality into the space, and allow us to really expand on our passion for cooking.
We’ve grown tired of cooking on our wonky electric range, and we’re constantly exasperated by our tiny, hard-to-keep-organized refrigerator. After enjoying a meal with friends in their very functional kitchen, we decided that the time was nigh - we were ready to do a mini overhaul.
We are not kidding - these are paintings! Incredibly detailed acrylic paintings on cotton cloth. Damn good art for all of you motorbike lovers!
Tennessee-whiskey juggernaut Jack Daniels (their Old No. 7 is the best selling whiskey in the world) is creating a new annual tradition where they team up with independent artists and craftsmen to create poster artwork and an ad campaign around the theme of "independence."
They collaborated with Derek McDonald,
For a recent ad campaign for Brazil's Museu de Arte de São Paulo art school, ad agency DDB Brazil "dissected" famous artists, mimicking the painters own style and techniques. So, Van Gogh's insides are colorful and impressionistic, Picasso's bold but not-quite-cubist, and Dali's are a straight psychadelic organ-melting fest.
Slate reports of an emerging, curious inspiration phenomenon shared among diverse artists. Upon spying dated landscapes gathering dust in stacks in thrift stores and antique shops, likely never being sold but for their frames. A collection of artists have all independently come to the same conclusion about what’s missing: monsters.
In her Venus project, Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano asks, "What would have happened if the aesthetic standard of our society had belonged to the collective unconscious of the great artists of the past?"
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This oil painting by Audrey Pongracz, inspired by the TV show Aqua Teen Hunger Force, is awesome. What made me even more excited, was finding out that this piece is part of an entire Adult Swim themed art show.
Artist Tyree Callahan hacked into a Underwood Standard typewriter from 1937 to create this absolutely amazing piece, dubbed the Chromatic Typewriter. The "typebars" are replaced with ink pads, and the keys given a corresponding color. From the duo of tones on each key, it looks like the artist even preserved the "shift" option.
As a scultpture, it's plenty striking, but the piece actually works to create original "paintings" by typing on the keys:
I don't even understand perspective enough to make a 2D drawing look like it's disappearing into the horizon, so I'd have no idea where to even start to conceptualize these amazing, mind-bending 3D street paintings.
But, thankfully, the very talented team 3D Joe and Max have mastered the technique.
Recently, the artists teamed up with Reebok to break two Guinness World Records for the longest and largest 3D painting. Here are the results:
Pittsburgh, PA-based Alternate Histories have decided to make famous events a bit more interesting by coming clean...about the fact that there were monsters and all sorts of crazy creatures present at the time. That's why they're famous events.
Portraying such events as The Defeat of General Frankenstein at Bunker Hill and The 1932 Zombie Killing Games in Los Angeles, Alernate Histories is a
Michael Guppy, a recent design school graduate, has created "Selected," a series of reinterpretations of famous paintings.
Long exposure light painting photography will never cease to be amazing. From Picasso's early experiments with a flashlight to current artists making hand drawn animations with LEDs, combining actual spaces with impossible images is simply captivating.
And it doesn't just have to be hand drawn, either. There's an entire Flickr group dedicated to creating light paintings with Roomba vacuum cleaners.