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July 27, 2017

What If Famous Faces from Iconic Paintings Invaded Pop Culture

Artist Dan Cretu has put a pop culture twist on the trend of transforming age-old masterworks into modern works of art. In his most recent series, he combines 21st century subject matter with classic iconography, culminating in a clever and quirky collection of photographs. Like Cretu's silly signature projects, this humorous series conveys his longterm interest in creating composites. Unlike his older works, however, these pieces showcase not only his artistic talents, but his knowledge of art history.

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July 26, 2017

Artists Create Exquisite Paper Flora and Fauna by “Drawing with Scissors”

In 1987, artists Ann Wood and Dean Lucker formed Woodlucker, a collaborative studio that creatively “combines a love for illustrated paper art and forgotten histories into engaging objects full of sentiment and longing.” While this nostalgic mindset to art is evident in the artists' individual oeuvres and joint projects, it is particularly apparent in Wood's collection of paper flora and fauna. Reminiscent of antique illustrations and age-old cabinets of curiosities, Wood's natural specimens are both naturalistic and fanciful.

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July 26, 2017

Artist Spends Day Inside Giant Clock at Amsterdam Airport to Draw Its Hands in Real Time

Blurring the line between performance art and functional design, the striking Schiphol Clock features hands drawn on in real time. Created by Dutch designer Maarten Baas and installed in Amsterdam's bustling Schiphol Airport, the fascinating piece artistically reimagines the ticking of a traditional clock. Measuring 3-meters tall, the Schiphol Clock presents a fascinating 12-hour video of Baas using a paint roller to consistently create—and repeatedly erase—the hands of the clock minute by minute for 12 hours straight.

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July 25, 2017

Japanese Cat Has a Mark on Its Face That Looks Exactly Like Another Cat

Cats have all sorts of unusual markings on their fur, from “two faces” to mind-bending optical illusions. One of the latest felines to mesmerize us with their striking looks was recently spotted by Japanese Twitter user @TOKAITRICK_bot, who noticed an adorably weird cat face while out and about. The sweet creature is like two felines in one; it has a marking on its face that looks just like another cat!

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