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July 12, 2020

Discover the Eclectic Influences That Shaped Ellsworth Kelly’s Avant-Garde Art

Abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly is known for pushing the envelope with his avant-garde paintings, prints, and sculptures. Over the course of his stunning 70-year career, Kelly developed a distinctive approach to his practice, characterized by a preference for minimalism, a penchant for bold colors, and the “new freedom” of finding inspiration in the unexpected.

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July 12, 2020

Expressive Paintings Capture the Unique Personalities of Birds in Every Brushstroke

The diverse beauty of birds has inspired colorful paintings, incredible paper sculptures, as well as cuddly crochet companions. Artist Rachel Altschuler captures the unique personalities of birds in her series of expressive acrylic paintings. She uses a variety of brushstrokes and textures to portray their whimsical and sometimes enigmatic characters. “I have always been passionate about animals—especially birds,” Altschuler explains in her artist statement. “They have such a unique energy and spirit about them.

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July 11, 2020

Photos of Abandoned Churches Display the Decadent Beauty Left Behind in Ruins

Some photographers take pleasure in capturing pristine environments. But for others, their creativity is sparked by photographing the beauty of what once was. This is particularly true for Roman Robroek, who merges his love of photography, travel, architecture, cultural heritage, and adventure by seeking out abandoned buildings. One of his most haunting set of images shows a huge variety of churches across Europe in different states of decay.

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July 11, 2020

Peculiar Doodles Transform Sketchbooks Into Sprawling Handheld Galleries

Doodle art is typically associated with small drawings scribbled onto the margins of notebooks while chasing a daydream. For Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson, however, doodling is the key to creating fantastical sketchbooks, brimming with observations of the ordinary, extraordinary, and everything in between. Browsing one of Adolfsson’s many Moleskine sketchbooks is like visiting a handheld art gallery that always has new work on view.

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