Posts by Emma Taggart

October 15, 2019

Irishman Pre-Records a Darkly Funny Message to Play at His Funeral

The Irish are known for their dark sense of humor, but a recently departed Dublin man called Shay Bradley took it to a whole new level by having the last laugh at his own funeral. Before he died, he arranged for a pre-recorded message to be played aloud after his casket was lowered into the ground. To the onlooking mourners, it appeared as though Bradley was shouting for help from his grave.

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October 14, 2019

Striking Pen and Ink Drawings Illustrate the Human Connection to Nature

Do you know your spirit animal? Italian artist Alfred Basha draws majestic beasts merged with parts of human anatomy, illustrating our innate connection to nature. Rendered using a fine liner in black ink, each intricate pen drawing not only showcases the self-taught artist’s talent, but his exceptional imagination. Basha’s surreal depictions of nature include animal silhouettes filled with forest scenes and beastly figures shaped with winding branches.

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October 11, 2019

Hand-Painted Glass Mugs and Teapots Look Like Beautiful Stained Glass Art

Ukrainian glass painting artist Vita (of Vitraaze) produces mugs and teapots that are sure to brighten up your morning tea time. Each vibrant piece is hand-painted with non-toxic paint and then heat-set so the designs don’t come off when washed. From floral designs to seasonal motifs, each colorful piece is a functional piece of art. “I love the idea that I am not only creating something beautiful but also useful,” says Vita.

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October 9, 2019

Multi-Layered Oil Paintings Capture the Surreal Passage of Time

You’ve probably come across double-exposure photography, but have you ever seen overlapping images in an oil painting? Danish artist Jacob Brostrup creates dreamlike, multilayered scenes on canvas that look like multiple dimensions that have somehow merged into one. His vibrant oil paintings blur outdoor landscapes with indoor scenes to create entirely new, surreal narratives that draw the viewer in. Dated architectural features such as staircases, windows, and fireplaces often appear to be overrun by nature.

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