January 21, 2019

Artist Uses Makeup to Transform His Face into Incredible 3D Optical Illusions

From 3D drawings that seem to jump off the page to mind-boggling hyperrealistic art, we’ve seen many skilled artists transform 2D surfaces into 3D illusions. However, professional makeup artist Luca Luce takes playing with perspective to a whole new level by using his own face as his canvas. The Italian artist showcases the astonishing power of makeup, creating mind-blowing looks that are equally creepy as they are captivating.

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January 19, 2019

The History of ‘The Great Wave’: Hokusai’s Most Famous Woodblock Print

Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the world’s most celebrated works of art. A prime example of the ukiyo-e practice, this Japanese print has inspired artists and viewers for nearly 200 years. While The Great Wave is instantly recognizable, many may not know of its history, including its surprising evolution, role within a series, and even its lasting legacy. What is The Great Wave off Kanagawa? The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a yoko-e (landscape-oriented)

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January 14, 2019

Interview: Artist Hand-Cuts Intricate Illustrations from Single Sheets of Paper

Having practiced her craft for almost a decade, British paper cutting artist Pippa Dyrlaga is truly a master. The talented artist creates intricate nature-inspired illustrations hand-cut from single pieces of white paper. “There is nothing as ordinary as a blank sheet of paper,” says Dyrlaga. “But it has so many possibilities.” Each complex design is a testament to Dyrlaga’s expert skill and admirable patience, not to mention her steady hand.

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