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 25, 2017

Charming Animal Tattoos Pair Sketched Creatures with Bright Pops of Color

Skilled in animal depictions and with a penchant for pops of color, tattooist Joanna Świrska creates distinctive inked illustrations of the earth's living things. Each of the Poland-based artist's characteristically colorful animal tattoos exhibits her exquisite and versatile approach to body art. Impressively, Świrska's tattoo animals are rendered in a wide range of styles. Some, like her whimsical watercolor tattoos, showcase an attention to detail through delicate lines and meticulously stippled shading.

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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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July 21, 2017

200+ Posters From the Golden Age of Graphic Design Are Now Free to Download

Today, more and more cultural institutions have started to offer free art resources to the public through online archives. From high-quality reproductions of antique photographs to museum-approved art books, these complimentary materials promote and exhibit the endless possibilities of Internet learning. Recently, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has opted to contribute to this downloadable, digitized phenomenon with Art of the Poster 1880-1918, a curated collection of posters from the “Golden Age” of graphic design.

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