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July 25, 2017

Hyperreal Whale Beaches on the Banks of the Seine to Raise Environmental Awareness

The Captain Boomer Collective, a Belgian activist art group, is back with another incarnation of its beached whale installation. The hyperrealistic sperm whale sculpture has been beached on the banks of Paris' River Seine. Since 2008, the group has installed the beached whale in different European cities, most notably along the banks of the Thames in London, as a way to raise environmental awareness.

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July 25, 2017

25+ Mind-Blowing Hyperrealistic Paintings

Inspired by photorealism, hyperrealism is a contemporary school of painting that evokes the illusion of photography. With advancements in cameras, lenses, and digital equipment, artists have been able to be far more precision-oriented in their practice, culminating in an entirely new genre of contemporary art that makes you do a double take. Unlike photorealist painters who may make aesthetic alterations and consciously omit details in order to emulate photographic images, hyperrealists take a more literal approach to representation.

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July 24, 2017

Massive Sand Sculptures Bring Life Under the Sea to the Surface

Every year, the beaches that line the resort town of Søndervig, Denmark are transformed into a sandy spectacle for the highly-anticipated Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival. For this year's edition, artists have been asked to sculpt colossal works of art that exhibit a particularly fitting theme: “life under the sea.” Spanning aquatic wildlife, underwater civilizations, fantastical figures, and even some particularly popular cartoon characters, the subject matter explored by this year's participants is simultaneously diverse and cohesive.

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July 24, 2017

40+ Striking Works of Art That Creatively Make the Most of Negative Space

As an experimental yet age-old approach to art, using negative space is a creative way to depict subject matter and craft intriguing compositions. By unexpectedly employing the untouched space surrounding the central figure or object of a work of art, artists can create pieces that are both aesthetically balanced and eye-catching. Since negative space is inherently present in every medium and genre of art, artists across all disciplines are able to take advantage of its great potential.

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