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Latvian Artist Aniko Kolesnikova Creates Stunning Fairytale Book Covers

Elaborate book covers have been Aniko Kolesnikova’s passion since 2009. The Latvian designer-artist, working under the name Mandarin Duck, specializes in creating dragon-, animal-, bird-, fantasy-, and nature-inspired polymer journals. She occasionally takes custom orders, too. Here is a fantastic collection…

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The Strange Folklore And Atmosphere In Nevada’s Desert Around Area 51

Ryan Koopmans tells the story:   GQ Magazine assigned us to photograph the atmosphere and culture around Area 51, a highly secretive and much talked-about US airforce institution located in the desert of Nevada. We met with local business owners and…

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This Guy Inserts Pop Culture Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

Dave Pollot is a painter in the US who brings new life to old and forgotten thrift store paintings by adding pop culture characters. He uses these old paintings to combine his interest in painting with his love for popular…

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Snow Artist Walks All Day In Siberia To Create Giant Snow Dragon Mural

Simon Beck, who bills himself as “the world’s first and most famous ‘Snow Artist,’” is back with a new work of unique art – a massive snow dragon that he drew by walking in the heavy snowfall near Yakutsk, Siberia….

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Gritty New Cityscapes By Jeremy Mann

Jeremy Mann (American, born in 1979) is a painter best known for his moody, dark cityscapes. Mann graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Fine Art painting, and later attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Working…

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100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The…

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Korean Artist Creates Incredibly Realistic Paintings

Korean artist creates incredibly realistic paintings. Young-Sung Kim is a talented Korean artist; his paintings have been featured in numerous galleries all around the world. The incredible amount of details make his paintings look more like photographs. Kim has been…

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Artist Paints Imaginary Ecosystems Bursting With Color!

Imaginary ecosystems bursting with color.  Artist Yellena James creates kaleidoscopic artworks that resemble colorful ecosystems, filled with imaginary flora and fauna. With an aim to illustrate places that are ‘hypnotically familiar and yet hauntingly exotic’, Yellena’s most recent universes explore delicate organic…

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Hand-Cut Paper To Create Sculptures Of Birds, Bees And Other Creatures

Sculptures by Lisa Lloyd. I’ve had quite an exciting career over the last 18 years.  I’ve worked as an animator, directed music videos and I’ve also owned and was the creative director of an animation company in London. All these…

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Botticelli’s Masterpiece Of ‘The Birth of Venus’

Sandro Botticelli, an early master of the Italian Renaissance, is celebrated for his contributions to the major art motion. He is well known for his larger-than-life mythological scene of  The Birth of Venus, even though his work features secular portraits…

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Female Giants Accompany Their Fierce Companions

  Multi-award-winning illustrator and artist Tran Nguyen creates ethereal paintings and colored pencil drawings, looking as if they come straight out of a fairytale. She explores her interest in therapeutic imagery, and she presents intriguing, dream-like narratives, drawing the viewer in and inviting…

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The Transylvania Roads From Above. Yes, That Transylvania!

The roads of Transylvania from above! I’m Călin and I’m a photographer living in Romania, in Eastern Europe. I have a project with aerial views of the roads that lead you through Transylvania which I want to share with you….

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Artist Creates Incredibly Detailed Artworks with Kitchen Salt

Croatian artist Dino Tomic usually works with conventional materials like pencils and paper, but his latest project has him spreading kitchen salt on a black background to create incredible artworks and Indian mandalas. The Norway-based salt wizard, who works as an art…

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Magical Macro World Of Snails And Bugs

Magical world of snails. Vadim Trunov, a self-taught nature photographer based in Voronezh, Russia, takes beautiful macro photos of snails, insects and mushrooms that seem to personify them and weave beautiful little stories around these oft-overlooked creatures’ lives. Trunov often…

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The Cutest Squirrel Photo Session Ever!

Talented Russian nature photographer Vadim Trunov has had close encounters with squirrels before, but this is the first time we’ve seen his photos of squirrels playing or shooting photos of each other! The photographer recently published some photos he’s captured…

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Colorful New Architectural Watercolors

Colorful New Architectural Watercolors By Maja Wronska. Polish watercolor artist Maja Wronska continues to paint explosively colorful depictions of European architecture. The most recently in Poznań, Poland. Wronska is an architect herself, a skill that greatly enhances her artwork. She first renders each piece…

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Franck Bohbot Captures Timeless New York City Landmarks At Night

Photographer Franck Bohbot presents Manhattan’s street corners and storefronts as symbolic portraits of the perpetual metropolitan pulse, throbbing luminously long after sundown. Captured over the course of almost two years, Bohbot’s series called Light On comprises 57 nighttime photographs of…

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Scott Bisson Brings Whimsical Creatures to Life

Artist Scott Bisson translates his love of nature through the timeless art of glassblowing. He creates colorful, whimsical sculptures of creatures like frogs, geckos, octopi, and snakes. Each has their own idiosyncrasies, and Bisson does their unique qualities justice with the amount…

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Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

Here are fascinating photos that look unbelievably like oil, acrylic or watercolor paintings. They were taken by different photographers. Photographer Oscar Ruiz is behind this shot of a housing development in Mexico. “I was working as a helicopter pilot for…

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Thrilling Illustrations By Florian Aupetit

These thrilling illustrations are fantastic artworks. The set features a particular character, one more beautiful than the last one. Florian Aupetit is a French artist that has developed a nice style showing these chubby astronaut characters, in various situations. For…

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Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich

One of his most beautiful series art is Siamese Fighting Fish, ” Betta Splendens “ Bangkok based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich capture some of the most elegant portraits of fish we’ve seen. Bettas originate in the shallow waters of Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and…

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Entire School Painted Before Its Renovation

Entire school painted over in the course of three weeks, 100 artists were given free reign to take over a dormitory in Paris, making it their canvas. As part of the Rehab 2 festival, the graffiti artists were invited to paint the interior of a…

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Miniature Scenes With A Darkly Satirical Twist by Frank Kunert

Miniature Scenes. “On the surface, these photographs confront us with all of the hollow words, catchphrases and banalities we encounter in our daily lives,” says Dr. Christine Donat, who provided the text for Kunert’s online portfolio. “The stereotypical and senseless aspects of…

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Imaginative Insects Formed From Resin and Brass by Hiroshi Shinno

Imaginative insects. Japanese artist Hiroshi Shinno builds hyperrealistic sculptures of insects that don’t exist, perfect forms of imaginative species that look as if they were built from vibrant leaves and delicate flower petals. Even these aspects of the creatures are false, as…

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Stunning Underwater Photography by Christy Lee Rogers

Underwater photography. Hawaiian photographer Christy Lee Rogers creates beautiful scenes of swirling figures swathed in colorful fabrics. She creates luminous large-scale images not by using wet pigments, but rather by completely submerging her subjects in illuminated water and photographing them at night….