January 22, 2018

Artist Hand-Stitches “Floating Embroidery” on Translucent Tulle Fabric

Embroidery is a delicate art at the best of times, but Russian textile designer Katerina Marchenko takes the skillful craft to the next level. By hand-stitching nature-inspired embroidery designs onto net-like tulle fabric, Marchenko creates mesmerizing floating illusions. The dazzling designs shimmer on the translucent fabric: colorful insects flutter and birds soar through the air, while fish appear to swim inside the embroidery hoop “fish bowls.

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January 20, 2018

8 Print Artists That Will Inspire You to Try Silk Screen Printing at Home

Today, we have many perks to life thanks to technology. What was once a far more arduous process, is simplified with the right mechanisms. One of these labor-inducing tasks of the past is the act of creating copies or prints of art. The hardest part of creating copies of a print today is pushing a button or waiting for the printer to warm up.

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January 18, 2018

How the Pioneers of Pointillism Continue to Influence Artists Today

Neo-Impressionists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac pioneered a painting technique, dubbed Pointillism, that was revolutionary for its time. Bored of traditional paintings, artists of the era were searching for new ways to make “impressions” of landscapes and day-to-day life. Seurat and Signac looked to science for inspiration, and discovered how to trick the eye into seeing more in a painting than the sum of its parts: an arrangement of colored dots.

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January 17, 2018

Artist Recreates Gritty Details of Abandoned Buildings as a Rundown Dollhouse

Street artist Alice Pasquini transports us into a transitional world with her new installation The Unchanging World. An almost 4-foot-tall dollhouse is the stage for her work, which has been brought down to a miniature scale in order to visually represent our transition from childhood to adulthood. At first glance, the 1:10 scale model appears abandoned by time. Yet, a closer look reveals the careful intention with which Pasquini has dressed the dollhouse.

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