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December 7, 2021

These Creative Temporary Tattoos Look and Smell Good

Many people seek out tattoos to cover their skin with beautiful and unique designs. If you're not ready for the permanent commitment, however, Tattly has another option. The creative brand has collaborated with numerous independent artists to create a variety of cool temporary tattoos inspired by art, plants, and animals. For instance, the Fluttering Colors Tattoo Set features eight whimsical designs in various sizes based on the patterns and shapes of butterflies.

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December 6, 2021

Long-Lost Mosaic From Caligula’s “Pleasure Boat” Is Discovered in NYC Being Used as a Coffee Table

In a case of life being stranger than fiction, a long-lost ancient mosaic was discovered in a Manhattan apartment, where it was being used as a coffee table. It's a remarkable story that returned the ancient Roman mosaic—which was created for Emperor Caligula‘s party ship—to its rightful home. If not for a series of coincidences, it would have remained in the home of art dealer Helen Fioratti, who had no idea of its incredible origins.

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December 6, 2021

Miniature Embroidered Landscapes Look like Tiny Doll House Paintings

While some artists love to express themselves on large-scale canvases, others prefer the meticulous process of creating miniature art. Mexico-based artist Carolina Torres uses a needle and thread to craft tiny landscape embroidery designs that feature a surprising amount of detail. From mountainscapes to meadows, each colorful, hand-stitched scene is displayed inside miniature ornate frames that look like they belong in a doll house.

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December 5, 2021

5 Jasper Johns Artworks That Blur the Line Between Art and Everyday Life

With a career spanning almost 70 years, American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Jasper Johns has had a profound influence on the art world. In using common objects, written words, and innovative materials, he rejected conventional techniques in favor of his own visual language. Through his art, Johns breaks down the boundaries between fine art and real-life and invites viewers to question the way we see and engage with the world.

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