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.
Whether you are new to acrylics or have been painting with them for some time, there are always new techniques to...
Few artists have had a lasting influence on the history of art like J.M.W Turner.
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)
In celebration of some of the most influential figures from Bronx history, Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gaston has recently unveiled his...
Visual magic happens on the pages of an artist’s sketchbook.
Before the invention of photography, portraits were rendered using oil paint and were reserved for those wealthy and powerful enough to afford the artist commission. Nowadays, anyone can take an instant photo of themselves on their smartphones. It’s so common, in fact, that the act of doing so has been given its own well known term—the selfie.
Artist Matthew Simmonds has carved out a unique career for himself.
You don’t have to go far to see a stunning natural phenomenon—just watch the sunset each day!
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.
Entrepreneur Oliver Luckett is well-known for founding companies that have helped shape the digital landscape.
From walks in the rain to waiting for the train in the snow, there’s beauty to be found in even...