Shanghai Prepares for 2010 World Expo – The Big Picture

UK Pavilion

Construction workers and organizers in Shanghai, China are busily completing tasks ahead of the planned opening of the 2010 World Expo on May 1st – planned to be the largest World Expo in history. The theme of the Expo is “Better City, Better Life”, and is scheduled to run until October 31, 2010. Up to 800,000 visitors are expected each day – a total of 70 million visitors in all visiting exhibitions from nearly 200 participants around the world. The Big Picture is on the scene. Shanghai Prepares for Expo 2010 – The Big Picture



January 23, 2017

World’s First Fully-Painted Feature Film Brings Van Gogh’s Paintings to Life

The animated film Loving Vincent is one that’s nearly six years in the making. If that seems excessive, just wait until you find how it’s made.  The movie, which examines the life of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh, uses hand-painted canvases to bring its action to life. It takes 12 oil paintings just to create one second of footage! Are you itching to see how it looks? You’re in luck.

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January 23, 2017

Intricately Detailed Plates Made With Hundreds of Tiny Painted Dots

Russian artist Daria—known as dahhhanart—shows off her elaborately decorated plates via her Instagram. At once delicate and complex, she employs a dot painting technique that combines acrylics, enamel, and appliquéd gems. The results are stunning, each plate replete with detail. This form of pointillism, also known as point to point painting, requires patience and a steady hand. Daria’s feed provides plenty of work in progress images.

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