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September 20, 2020

6 Contemporary Diorama Artists Who Craft Fascinating Miniature Worlds

Miniature art may be small in size, but it often makes a big impression. Artists around the world have adopted the diorama as a way to create miniature, three-dimensional scenes from wood, paper, and other everyday objects. From expert model makers to imaginative photographers, read on to discover the work of six diorama artists who transport viewers into tiny, otherworldly environments. So, what is a diorama?

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September 20, 2020

5 Top-Rated Drawing Books That Will Teach You How to Sketch the Human Figure

For many artists, mastering the human figure is one of their greatest challenges. Fortunately, there's a vast array of educational how-to-draw books that teach realistic anatomy, perspective, and even how to approach rendering the human body in motion. With so many educational books available, it can be hard to know which one to choose. That's why we've compiled a list of the best books on how to draw people.

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September 19, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Revitalizes 1902 Footage of a “Flying Train” Ride Through a German Town

If you've ever wondered what life was like in the early 20th century, look to the footage of The Flying Train for a peek. Shot in 1902, the short motion picture captures stunning views of a German town from the windows of the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, a suspended railway. It takes us on a tour of a typical day way back then: chickens prance across stone-paved streets, women walk with children, and horses pull heavy carts.

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September 19, 2020

Exquisite Instructional Book From 1896 Illustrates How Flowers Become Art Nouveau Designs

The Art Nouveau movement was known for the beautiful way in which it depicted natural forms. Now, you can gain more insight into the aesthetic that swept Europe from 1890 through 1910 with the book La Plante et Ses Applications Ornementales (The Plant and Its Ornamental Applications). Published in 1896 by Swiss graphic designer and art instructor Eugène Grasset, the elaborately illustrated book was influential in defining the movement's style.

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