Whimsical Gardens Grow From Silk Teacups and Mossy Patches in Rosa Andreeva’s Embroideries

 Craft #embroidery #flowers #plants #silk January 11, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Rosa Andreeva, shared with permission Moscow-based fiber artist Rosa Andreeva crafts quaint gardens complete with tufts of moss, floating pollen, and cracked teacups made of silk. Teeming with whimsy, the dense embroideries balance tight stitches with loose ends that form the three-dimensional thistle heads, violet pansies, and various florals. To create the fairytale scenes, Andreeva first sketches the flora and fauna onto her fabric and then layers the textured details in thread and beads. As works…

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60,000 Bees Recreate the Nefertiti Bust and Other Classic Sculptures in Wax with Artist Tomáš Libertíny

 Art #art history #bees #sculpture #wax January 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Eternity” (2019-2020), natural beeswax, wood, glass, Cor-ten steel, 230 x 100 x 100 centimeters. All images © Tomáš Libertíny, shared with permission Tomáš Libertíny prefers to collaborate when recreating iconic busts and sculptures, although his chosen partners don’t join him in the studio. The Slovakia-born artist tasks tens of thousands of bees with forming the porous outer layers of classic artworks like the “Nefertiti Bust,” Michelangelo’s “Brutus,” and a large jug based on the “Nolan amphora” at The…

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Explore Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ in Incredible Detail with an Interactive 10-Billion Pixel Panorama

 Art Photography #art history #painting January 21, 2021 Grace Ebert Last year, researchers released records from nearly two years of analysis of Johannes Vermeer’s most-recognized artwork, “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” While their findings didn’t include the subject’s highly sought-after identity, they did reveal that the gray backdrop is actually a dark green curtain and that the figure has eyelashes only visible with magnification. Thanks to Emilien Leonhardt and Vincent Sabatier, of Hirox Europe, we all can study the intricacies of Vermeer’s elusive work and peer directly into the…

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Mysterious Marine Ecosystems Populate Rich Paintings by Robert Steven Connett

 Art #animals #climate change #fish #nature #painting #plants January 27, 2021 Grace Ebert “Devouring Star Jelly.” All images © Robert Steven Connett, shared with permission probes the ocean depths for Whether rendered as a snapshot of the ocean floor or a few drops of water under a microscope, the densely inhabited paintings by Robert Steven Connett (previously) are brimming with vitality. The Los Angeles-based artist probes the planet’s bodies of water, unveiling a range of flora and fauna that populate the mysterious and sometimes psychedelic ecosystems with exacting detail.…

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RISD Continuing Education Announces 140+ Online Courses This Spring

 #sponsor February 1, 2021 Colossal by RISD CE student Christian Heidsieck Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education is excited to announce more than 140 online courses for adults and teens this spring—including RISD’s Advanced Program for High School Students. RISD CE Certificate Programs are now being offered 100% online. Continuing Education students can take online classes from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. Courses are taught by professional artists, designers, and makers, and RISD CE is open admission—everyone is welcome. Students can enroll…

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A Remarkable Short Film Dives into a Vancouver Lake to Document Tadpoles’ Evolution

 Photography Science #amphibians #short film #video #water February 5, 2021 Grace Ebert  During the course of four years, Maxwel Hohn submerged himself in a remote lake on Vancouver Island to record the otherwise unseen life cycles of western toads. The hours of stunning footage culminate in the award-winning short film, “Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration,” which chronicles the tiny amphibians’ evolution from bulbous swimmers—Hohn notes how the critters look like they’re smiling constantly at this stage—to fully formed toads. Because the ecosystem is incredibly fragile, the Canadian videographer…

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Expressive Portraits, Line Drawings, and Foliage Are Superimposed into Rich Illustrations by Ana Santos

 Illustration #digital #drawing #mixed media #portraits #watercolor February 11, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ana Santos, shared with permission At the center of Ana Santos’s practice is a commitment to discovery. The Salamanca-based illustrator fuses multiple mediums—her work ranges from watercolor, ink-based drawing, and digital painting to embroidery and ceramics—into portraits superimposed with clusters of foliage, birds, and small, black-and-white renderings, a technique she’s developed through experimentation. “Enjoying the process is very important and being open to error has given me unexpected results, which I really appreciate,” she…

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Luis Corzo – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Luis Corzo is a Guatemalan artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Working primarily with photography, although occasionally video and mixed media as well, his practice explores what he describes as “the obscurities of human activity and the space in which we inhabit.” Corzo is currently wrapping up his latest project, “PASACO, 1996,” which revisits a kidnapping that he and his father lived through in Guatemala back in 1996. Confronting themes of violence, corruption, capital punishment, and criminal rehabilitation, the work invites conversation surrounding the story of his experience. See…

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A Striking Curved Wall Swells Upward Across Three Stories of a Taipei Home by Yuan Architects

 Design #architecture #mountains #wood February 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images via Yuan Architects Nestled in the mountainous region of Taipei’s Xindian district is a new home by Yuan Architects that mirrors the stately landscape outdoors. In “Lan Villa,” the international design firm constructed a central, curved wall that sweeps upward as it follows the two staircases from ground floor to ceiling. It mimics the roving scenery that can be viewed through the large, glass windows covering the back facade. Cloaked in wooden slats, the striking enclosure spans all…

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“Sunrise” by Illustrator Evan M. Cohen – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A dreamy comic about fleeting moments and treasuring the time we have together by New York-based artist and illustrator Evan M. Cohen (previously featured here). Great stuff as always.   I keep thinking about the night,We stayed up late to feel the light. The world was still asleep and dreaming,While our bodies were moving and breathing. It felt like we were going to live forever,As we watched the colors rise together. I wanted to take the light with me. I did not know were saying goodbye,Drifting with the waves of…

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