September 26, 2023

Cardboard Cutouts Cast Incredible Shadow Art That Transforms as You Rotate It

We're used to seeing realistic portraits rendered in paint or pencil, but one Japanese artist makes art that you can't even touch—technically. Kuronushi specializes in shadow art, wherein he cuts and tears cardboard to cast a calculated shadow on the wall. Although the cardboard base doesn't look like anything that special, it creates an amazingly accurate likeness of famous celebrities when light is directed at it from the perfect angle.

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September 25, 2023

Artist Twists Hundreds of Wire Strands Into Bonsai Tree Sculptures

With roots in China and a long history in Japan, bonsai trees are instantly recognizable for their petite, yet artistic forms. Fans of these little plants will go to a great deal of effort to care for them properly. For one artist in Manchester, England, however, bonsai trees  are carefully crafted and require no upkeep. What began as a therapeutic exercise for Andy Elliot has since grown into a full-fledged creative endeavor.

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September 22, 2023

Golden Rings Circle Ethereal Portraits of Goddess-Like Women

Denver-based artist Marissa Napoletano adds a sparkly touch to her paintings of women. After rendering realistic portraits in delicate colors, she frames subjects with rings of gold, giving her artwork an ethereal appearance that looks like it's from a dream. Napoletano's practice includes both oil paintings as well as large-scale murals.

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September 20, 2023

Bob Ross’ First On-Air Painting Is Up for Sale for Almost $10 Million

Bob Ross holds a special place in America's heart. The star of The Joy of Painting, a PBS show which aired from 1983 to 1994, brought joy and confidence to many with his gentle approach to “happy accidents” and the universality of art. Ross became famous for his brushstrokes and his iconic curls; but today, his over 30,000 works of art are hard to find for those interested in collecting.

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