I love these hyper-expressive portraits by French painter Françoise Nielly. Filled with fluorescent colors and bold strokes, some faces appear gripped by anxiety, some are hiding secrets, some want to strike-out at the next person they see.
Nielly lives and works near Montmartre in Paris and just finished her latest exhibition at the Villa del . . . → Read More: Portraits by Françoise Nielly
If you find yourself nodding off at work, watch this video. It is time-lapse film of traffic in downtown Los Angeles, and will set your heart thumping to the music of TRON.
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Steam And Ice – photographs By Hiroyo Kaneko – at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco
Art Openings Thursday, April 26
Event: Steam And Ice – photographs By Hiroyo Kaneko, Opening Reception When: Thursday, April 26, 2012 At 6PM Where: Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom Street at 23rd street, San Francisco, CA . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for April 26 – May 2, 2012
Painters suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 7, 1914.
On Tuesday, the Bloomberg administration released a treasure trove of 870,000 digitized images and media from the New York City Department of Records. This vast collection includes photographs dated from 1858, color images from the 1980s of every building in the city, and . . . → Read More: 870,000 newly-released vintage photos of New York City available online
Need a strong yet silent way to get a message across? I love Farhad Moshiri‘s solution to writing “Life is Beautiful” on a wall. “Life is Beautiful” was a 2009 installation by the Iranian artist. Intense!
Another piece, “I got sunshine,” by the same artist.
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Being the owner of an almost always dirty car, I would love to have the artist Scott Wade transform my windshield into one of these amazing landscapes.
From Wade’s website:
Scott lives on a mile and a half of dirt road – caliche, as the locals call it, road-base: a blend of limestone dust . . . → Read More: Dirty car art by Scott Wade
San Fulgencio, Spain-based artist Gabriel Rufete transforms buckets of Euro coins into stunning figurative sculptures. Sometimes stacking the coins one on top of another, other times welding them together edge-to-edge, Rufete creates expressive, often incomplete, interpretations of the human that tantalize the eye. Lovely!
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"You, Too" by Giuseppe Capozzo, Winner: ScratchCam category
Once upon a time, mobile phones were used only for making phone calls. Today, they can do everything short of giving you a massage! But… amazing art can make you feel more inspired than any spa treatment. Just look at the winning entries from the First . . . → Read More: “Mobile Photo Awards” cell-phone photography at ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco
I love how Adelaide, Australia-based artist Emma Uber uses pastels to create these wonderful portraits. In the hands of Uber, the colors from the pastel sticks appear to melt and blend on the canvas/paper. Beautiful!
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Sao Paolo, Brazil-based photographer Valentino Fiadini photographed these miniature Lego rooms in a way that makes them look like the actual rooms from the interior of a building. With light streaming through their windows, these spaces, which alternate between pristine white and eye-popping colorful, could belong to an art museum, a public transit hub, . . . → Read More: Interior spaces created by Lego blocks