Art

June 26, 2017

Makeup Artist Transforms Her Eyelids into Two Gorgeous Shimmering Sunsets

When it comes to makeup art, the lips get a lot of attention. For years, we’ve covered the amazing designs that creatives paint over their puckers (and even their chins). The eyes might not be as popular, but that doesn't mean they aren't capable of achieving that “wow” factor. Beauty artist Luna shows just how stunning eye makeup art can be with one of her latest applications called Sunset Reflect.

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June 22, 2017

Botanical Illustrations Capture the Colorful Charm of Houseplants

In her collection of botanical illustrations, Brooklyn-based artist Laura Garcia Serventi beautifully showcases the charm of the humble houseplant. Rendered in the artist's characteristically colorful style, each painting captures potted plants' unexpected diversity. In her Gardens series, Serventi paints quirky collections of indoor plants set against splashy tile floors. The flora featured in each composition illustrate the artist's eclectic interest in plants, which range from blooming flowers and fanned palm trees to towering cacti and squat succulents.

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June 22, 2017

Mesmerizing Animation Made Entirely of Wood Transforms into Weightless Sand

Get ready to sit back and enjoy the mesmerizing sight of wood grain as it glides across your screen. Though that might sound totally banal, it's anything but. Called WoodSwimmer, the brief stop motion animation follows a piece of raw wood as it travels through a milling machine. In a series of graceful movements, the irregular rings, knots, and shifting colors fill the frame with life-like abstract forms.

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June 21, 2017

Art History: Salvador Dalí’s Strange and Surreal ‘Persistence of Memory’

With its strange subject matter and dream-like atmosphere, Salvador Dalí's painting, The Persistence of Memory, has become a well-known symbol of Surrealism. Painted during the Dada-inspired movement, the melting-clocks-masterpiece embodies the sensibilities that define the experimental and eccentric genre. To contextualize the iconic piece's place in art history, one must understand its unique influences, examine its symbolic content, and appreciate the artist's avant-garde approach to its creation.

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