July 7, 2020

People Around the World Ask This Artist to Reimagine Them as Cartoons

Have you ever commissioned a caricature artist for a hilarious (if also uncannily accurate) portrait of yourself? Illustrator Robert Dejesus merges the quirky energy of traditional caricatures with his own expressive anime-like style. People from around the world commission him to transform their photographs into whimsical cartoon characters that pop off the page.

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July 5, 2020

Dreamy Landscape Paintings Evoke the Mystical Wonder of Mountainous British Columbia

Mom by day and artist by night, Canadian realist painter Sarah McKendry first picked up a paintbrush in 2008 and hasn’t looked back. The talented self-taught artist creates beautiful landscape paintings that capture the dark, misty forests and majestic mountain scenes of British Columbia. Scrolling through McKendry’s online portfolio, it’s hard to believe that each piece is rendered in oil paint. The works look just like a photograph and are full of soft, realistic details.

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July 4, 2020

Exquisite Paintings Highlight the Simple Joys That Come From Doing Nothing at All

French artist Francine Van Hove captures the timeless allure of femininity in her paintings of young women in intimate settings. The mysterious maidens bask in Van Hove’s beautifully curated worlds, unconcerned with anything outside of the manicured interiors of their bedrooms or sun-dappled gardens. Their charming languidness follows their every action, as though these women personify the Italian phrase, “il dolce far niente,” or the sweetness in doing nothing.

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