Visual expressions and new perspectives
Unraveling Frida Kahlo's Life Story
Born on July 6, 1907, in La Casa Azul, in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Frida Kahlo was a gifted Mexican artist who would articulate her life experiences into some of the most haunting images of the twentieth century.
Artist Seamlessly Combines Unexpected Elements in Brilliant Surreal Photos
Each composite photo is straight out of a dream.
This Photographer Keeps Surprising The Internet With The Backstage Of His Photos
Have you ever wondered how long does it take for a professional photographer prepare a picture for a public eye? What are the steps that need to be taken before publishing that final, satisfying result? Everything‘s not so easy, and Brazilian photographer Gilmar Silva decided to prove it (previously here). A while ago, this professional wedding and family photographer started a brilliant behind-the-scenes series, that he called LUGARxPHOTO (place and photo), that shows the backstage of professional photoshoots. First picture always shows the working environment of the photographer, and the second one reveals the final result which is sometimes hard to believe.
12 Mind-Bending Perceptual Illusions - Facts So Romantic
Everyone loves a good optical illusion. Most people first come across them as kids, and are instantly transfixed. And most of us never…
Japanese Are Polishing Foil Balls To Perfection, And The Result Is Too Satisfying
Aluminum foil looks pretty boring. It is used for packaging, insulation, cooking... and making really shiny balls that appear to have no real purpose, apparently. That's right, thanks to a Japanese jeweler, the whole country became obsessed with refining these metal leaves, and we aren't sure how to react.
Heartwarming Illustrations Show That Love Is In The Small Things
Philippa Rice is a multi-talented artist who creates simple but beautiful comics about the everyday joys of living with someone you love. The title of her comic book, Soppy, is unapologetically fitting!
The Splendid History of Gustav Klimt’s Glistening “Golden Phase”
How much do you know about Gustav Klimt's Golden Phase?
This Pastry Chef’s Incredible Geometric Cakes Take Food Design to Another Level
They look like they belong in a museum!
25+ Stunning Photos From Burning Man 2018 Give a Glimpse of Its Wild Creativity
More than 70,000 people trekked to the desert of Nevada for Burning Man 2018. Here are some of the best photos from the week-long event.
A Tribute to Kiyo Higashi, a Formidable Art Dealer with Minimalist Tastes and a Curatorial Mind
This Exquisite “Underground Cathedral” Has Been Carved Entirely Out of Salt
Located over 1,000 feet underground, this cathedral is made entirely out of rock salt.
Underwater Photographer Spends 20 Years Capturing Colorful Photos of Microscopic Plankton
“I have devoted my past 20 years to presenting their tiny figures, colors, and textures to capture their vivid beauty.”
Investing in Art Doesn't Have to Be Expensive—Here Are 12 Prints Under $200
Investing in art doesn't have to be scary or expensive. The proof: Here are 12 affordable art prints from original artists our editors love—all under $200.
11 Hauntingly Beautiful Underwater Sites
We live in a beautiful world, but some of the most mesmerizing sites take a little digging (or diving) to find.
V&A · Art Deco around the world
The impact of Art Deco was far-reaching, carried on the winds of commerce and capitalism, new modes of communication, media and transport
Sublime Impressionist Artworks That Blend Photography and Painting
Toronto mixed-media artist Stev’nn Hall, who we learned about on Colossal, merges photography and painting by staining, scratching, and embellishing images with acrylic, ink, and pastels. Much of H…
A Vault of Color: Protecting the World's Rarest Pigments
The materials collection, at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, MA, houses thousands of pigments, including some of the world’s rarest. Dragon's blood, mu...
Miniature Sculptures, Paper Cameras, & More Unconventional Artwork You Need to See
Including pop culture paintings on bed sheets.
Best New Art: Banksy Invades NYC, James Jean's Stained Glass Works & More
Including a new group show by Nike ATELIAIR in Tokyo.
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos: An Illustrated Celebration of How the Pioneering Artist’s Love of Animals Shaped Her Character
A loving homage to the inner menagerie of a wild and wondrous spirit.