Stunnig Hyper Realistic Paintings Of Drive In Movie Theaters by Andrew Valko



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Stunnig Hyper Realistic Paintings Of Drive In Movie Theaters  by Andrew Valko
Nostalgia for the 50’s and 60’s, when the American empire was at its height of it’s self-involved powers, usually involves something to do with cars. In Andrew Valko drive-in paintings he uses current and formerly famous people such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Amanda Seyfried, Angelina Jolie and  in his screen shots which play with a sense of history.
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Animated GIF Series Showcases the Striking Beauty of Flowers as They Fully Blossom

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Yutaka Kitamura and Alexander Reeder. From Touched by Strangers series

Yutaka Kitamura and Alexander Reeder. From Touched by Strangers series

Yutaka Kitamura and Alexander Reeder. From Touched by Strangers series

Yutaka Kitamura and Alexander Reeder. From Touched by Strangers series

Yutaka Kitamura and Alexander Reeder. From Touched by Strangers series

Yutaka Kitamura and Alexander Reeder. From Touched by Strangers series

Yutaka Kitamura and Alexander Reeder. From Touched by Strangers series

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Animated GIF Series Showcases the Striking Beauty of Flowers as They Fully Blossom

Touched by Strangers of Yutaka Kitamura here.

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Tired of the harsh, winter months that seem to go on forever? Here’s a little touch of spring to compensate. These lovely time-lapse collection of flowers blooming were painstakingly created not by one, but several artists. They were started by artist Yutaka Kitamura  for a series called Touched by Strangers, a performance project she did in collaboration with artist Alexander Reeder. Touched by Strangers is a GIF series that showcases the striking beauty of flowers as they fully blossom. The raw time-lapse video was originally recorded by Kitamura and Reeder, and was later assembled into an animated GIF series on Tumblr.

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Flowering 2009 HD (touched by strangers) from GOmotion on Vimeo.

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25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

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25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom


A parent’s love for their child knows no boundaries, and this is true both of us and of our animal friends. In these heartwarming photos of animal parenting, you’ll recognize many of the same tender and stressful childhood moments that you may have also experienced as a parent or a child.

Ecologists tend to separate animals into two groups based on their parenting – the r and K categories. The K category includes animals like elephants, cats, and us – animals that have relatively few offspring with longer gestational periods. Their fewer offspring require more focused care, and for a longer time – the sort of parenting we’re used to. Parents from the r category go for quantity over quality, with many offspring that grow quickly and individually have small chances of survival.


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_NSFW_ Impressive Erotic Illustrations Of Apollonia Saintclair




 Impressive Erotic illustrations Of  Apollonia Saintclair
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 Ink is my blood. I draw for my own sake and for your pleasure. As a long-time resident of the Old World, I split my time between the kitchen and my studio.’ Apollonia Saintclair. She creating neo-noir surrealist sexscapes. Apollonia Saintclair, the artist who’s collected thousands of obsessed fans on Tumblr with her weird and wonderful black and white erotica.
If a female clone of Edward Gorey had been raised in the ‘90s on a strict diet of David Lynch, Junji Ito, and J.G. Ballard and grew up to specialize in satirical fetish erotica, the result would still pale in comparison to the art of Apollonia Saintclair, the artist behind these idiosyncratic old-school erotic drawings in black-and-white ink. But describing them simply as “black and white erotic drawings” fails to capture their neo-noir surrealism, wicked humour, and savagely spot-on details. Her illustrated anti-heroines masturbate with monsters, smartphones, and guns and go foraging for cock-shaped mushrooms. They have impeccable taste in lingerie and katanas and know fuccbois are single-use only.

The Colorfully Psychedelic Art of Jen Stark

The Colorfully Psychedelic Art of Jen Stark

Paper is a cheap and accessible medium that can produce beautiful results. However, it requires meticulous skill to expertly maneuver and manipulate the fragile material. Luckily, artist Jen Stark possesses the ability to utilize the medium, reveal new ways of viewing its construction, and expose its beauty. We’ve shared several of Stark’s three-dimensional paper sculptures in the past and we’re glad to see her signature kaleidoscopic and psychedelic aesthetic being transferred to her newest multihued works. The paper sculptor, who was born in Miami but currently lives and works in Los Angeles, has recently opened her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles called To the Power Of. The exhibit features a variety of Stark’s new multilayered works that showcase the…

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Censored & Tendentious Collages By Naro Pinosa

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Censored & Tendentious Collages By Naro Pinosa

Based in Spain, digital artist Naro Pinosa creates imaginative collages, which he mainly shares on his Instagram. Whether it be Greek sculptures or classical paintings, he takes this imagery and layers them on the photographs in an absurd manner. By combining the old and the new with a sense of humor, the collages question the viewer’s perception and explore themes of sexuality and nostalgia.

Chimerical Sculptures by John Morris


Chimerical Sculptures by John Morris
The works of John Morris spring from exhaustive sketching and illustration, drawing on intensive research. Subjects include skeletal bone, muscular structure and the imagery of fashion photography. Often, prosthetic limbs and super-accentuated body part proportions tie the pieces together, bringing to mind the surreal imagery of anime and the comic strip depictions of superheroes and heroines. He skilfully uses leather, brass, and stainless steel to provide stark contrasts with the warm texture of the wood.
H/T: Juxtapoz Magazine

Awesome Stairs Street Art Colorful Around The World

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16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco
credits: yellofish
16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco
credits: Jordan Wong
     Philadelphia Museum of Art
credits: rleigh
 Valparaíso, Chile
credits: : oueduabroad.
 Seoul, South Korea
Kevin Lowry
Lima, Peru
credits: Xomatok
Wuppertal, Germany
credits: frizztext
 Sicily, Italy


 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Stairs to the musical theater in Seoul, South Korea
Image credits: Kimhwan SEOULIST
 Stairs to the musical theater in Seoul, South Korea
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Stairs of Peace in Syria
Image credits: Jood Voluntary Team
 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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 Angers, France
Image credits: Mademoiselle Maurice
 Istanbul, Turkey
Image credits: DHA
Morlaix, France
Image credits: ZAG
Tehran, Iran
Image credits: farsizaban
Beirut, Lebanon
credits: Dihzahyners Project
Awesome Stairs Street Art Colorful Around The World


There are many forms of street art out there, but those that create optical illusions or that can only be viewed from a certain angle or distance seem to inspire the most delight and surprise. Steps are one of the most daring canvases for street artists, perfect for abstract decorations as well as for realistic portraits that are only visible from afar. This collection of 18 of the most creatively decorated public outdoor stairs around the world will prove you that stairs are meant to become pieces of art.

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Magical World of Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford


Magical World of Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford


Australia-based photographer Steve Axford loves to travel to the remotest corners of the earth, capturing the lives of people, animals, and most importantly, fungi. His fascinating photographs of the diverse world of fungi seem to picture a fantastic expedition to some distant alien world. And it’s easy to understand why. Many of these rare mushroom species are unknown to us and have never been photographed before.
My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely,” says Axford. “I try to combine the beauty I see with some scientific accuracy, so most of my photos could be used to identify things and will show the fine detail.

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Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma


Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma

Over the weekend, a factory two hours North West of Tokyo, in a small town in Saitama, was converted into an art gallery. Botanical artist Azuma Makoto and his team were putting on an installation and, when they were done, 16 large blocks of ice stood, lined in columns of three on the concrete floors of the factory. It was like Stonehenge for the ice age. Within the shimmering blocks of ice were exotic flower bouquets, frozen in time.

“Flowers will show unique expressions that they do not display in everyday life, by placed under such a different environment,” said Azuma.

h/t: Spoon & Tamago

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A Woman Made of Candles sculpture

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A.F.Vandevorst have sculpted a life-size sculpture of a sleeping woman. This wax woman embedded with 250 kg of candle wicks was made by Lenn Cox.
Over the one month course of the Arnhem Mode Biennale 2011, the candle burnt down day by day, melting and transforming throughout the duration of the exhibition.

‘ Upon entering the room, we found models lying on beds. Dresses and skirt were arranged from pillowcases; diagonally distorted draperies formed shirts, and pleated fabric was sewn into skirts. We took photos fanatically. We could have a close look at the clothes and see all the details. The girls on the beds had no make-up, and they did not seem to care about the wrinkles in their dresses or their dishevelled hair. Eventually, they started to rise one by one, and the show had begun. A very unique stage effect that capsized conventional shows, where you have to line up in a long queue and wait a long time for the opening and you don’t even get to see the whole model’s figure. Nakako Hayashi
Production: Lenn Cox + Jp Scheen
Taxidermist: Richard Philips
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Federico Babina Create Awesome Posters Illustrating The Houses Of Famous Writers Universe

Federico Babina Create Posters Illustrating The Houses Of Famous Writers Universe


Federico Babina is an Italian architect and illustrator. Through this project, he showed the houses of great authors, classical or contemporary, of the world : Kerouac, Orwell, Shakespeare, Camus, Kundera, Auster or Bukowski and Fante. Each illustrated house features a shape echoing with the universe of the writer : Asimov’s house is futuristic, Tolstoy’s one takes the Russian architecture and Auster’s is made of New-York skyscrapers. In each house, we can also read a famous quote for each author.

Lip Art Makeup – The amazing creative lips by Girl Grey Beauty Instagram


 Lip Art Makeup – The amazing creative lips by Girl Grey Beauty Instagram

In line with the creative make-ups by Tal Peleg, here are today the Lip Art creations of the Canadian makeup artist Andrea Reed, aka Girl Grey Beauty, who turns the lips of her models into true works of art, including a lovely reference to the Great Wave of Kanagawa by the Japanese artist Hokusai.
You can follow her creations on her Instagram account.

Fascinating Cracked Light Sculpture With Bronze And Electricity

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Paige Bradley Creates Cracked Light Sculpture With Bronze And Electricity

California-born artist Paige Bradley has often been the receiver of awards and the creator of very beautiful and inspired sculptures, one of which is her stunning work Expansion. A Her meditation transcend her so much that her skin is crackled and reveal an unexpected luminous interior. Combination of bronze with electricity, her work depicts a woman meditating, with light escaping cracks running through her body.
The artist has written about her creation on her website, “From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: A social security number, a gender, a race, a profession or an I.Q. I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in, rather than what we are inside.
Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies? Would we still be able to exist if we were authentically ‘un-contained’? “

Mystical landscapes and enchanted forests by Ellie Davies


Mystical landscapes and enchanted forests by Ellie Davies


Ellie Davies‘ studio is the forest, creating magical, fairytale-like stills throughout the UK. Davies has been exploring this terrain for the past seven years, attempting to uncover the complex interrelationships between landscape and the individual.
Davies creates both temporary and non-invasive interventions within each forested scene. By incorporating pools of light, smoke, and craft materials she places the viewer in the liminal space between reality and fantasy, a re-exploration of the natural world around us.
Davies lives in London and received her MA in Photography from London College of Communications in 2008. She is represented by several international galleries including A.Galerie in Paris, Crane Kalman Brighton, Sophie Maree Gallery in The Netherlands, Brucie Collections in Kiev, and Art Gemini, Singapore and Crane Kalman Gallery Brighton in London.

Stephen McMennamy’s Mashups Result in Humorous Juxtapositions

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Stephen McMennamy’s Mashups Result in Humorous Juxtapositions

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Photographer Stephen McMennamy merges his original photography in humorous ways to create what he calls #ComboPhotos: two photos paired to create unexpected situations, usually involving huge constrasts in scale. Tractors and heavy machinery are turned into giant mechanisms for food delivery, while an ice cream cone becomes an actual snowy mountain top. McMennamy is also a creative director at BBD.

“My Neon Doll” by Mystery Ladies on Vimeo (nsfw)



MY NEON DOLL by Mystery Ladies 

A pretty doll escaped from a 90s VHS dressed in fluo comes alive and plays between the shadow and the light.
It is the blacklight performance of Lilou, great accustomed of the shows on stage, she accepted to take up the challenge of this graphic and aesthetic video between bodypainting and lightpainting. The character disappears in the darkness with its stripping to reappear better and to re-dress his naked body with fluorescent paint.
h/t: LILOU : MY NEON DOLL – Mystery Ladies

David Oliveira’s floating sculptures made of wire


Scribbled Wire Sculptures by David Oliveira

Lisbon-born sculptor David Oliveira creates delicate figurative sculptures using wire that’s formed to look like manically drawn ink sketches on top of photographs. Some pieces are even hung by invisible filament creating the illusion of hovering in place
Oliveira explores the potential of line and space through his sculptures, playing with detailed optical illusions that force a tri-dimensional perspective completed by the empty space that surrounds the piece. The viewer must fill in the gaps and imagine the volume in order to see the character portrayed.
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Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright


Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright

The photographing of the images was only part of the project though. To get the final result Wright had in mind, he had to print them life-size, as 4’x6′ prints, where they were then displayed earlier this year in the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York. At this size, the prints would take on an almost stained-glass aesthetic, making it seem as though you’re looking through a broken window.

It’s a gorgeous collection of images and although there are sure to be those people who choose to criticize his method of creating them, you can’t argue with the results.


Blendscapes by Oriol Angrill Jorda

Blendscapes by Oriol Angrill Jorda, drawing, landscape,woman,portait, flowartstation,

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Blendscapes by Oriol Angrill-Jorda

Oriol Angrill-Jord is a Spanish illustrator who works with a variety of media including pastels, watercolors, colored pencil, acrylics, graphite and charcoal. Strangely enough Jorda never planned to work in the realm of art. He had no interest in art until he studied illustration in Palma de Mallorca, and realized he had an exceptional skill at rendering what he saw into realistic drawings.

Melissa McCracken Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favorite Songs

Radiohead, “All I Need.”
John Mayer – Gravity
Iron & Wine, “Boy With a Coin.”
Radiohead – Lucky
David Bowie – Life On Mars?
Jimi Hendrix, “Little Wing.”
Radiohead, “Karma Police.”
Glass Animals – Flip
Airhead – Callow
Led Zeppelin – Since I’ve Been Loving You
Prince – Joy In Repetition
Soulive – Interlude II
Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
Free Fallin’ – John Mayer
Bach, “Cello Suite No. 1.”
Etta James – At Last
Bon Iver, “For Emma, Forever Ago.”
Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Lenny.”

Melissa McCracken  Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favorite Songs


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Melissa McCracken  is a synesthete. This means that the music she hears is translated into a flow of texture of texture and colors. Melissa states ‘Synesthesia, although not disorientating, can sometimes leave me at odds trying to describe what i can see to others.’ Well we think she has done an amazing job and wish we could experience this for ourselves! The oil and acrylic paints she uses exhibit the beautiful colors wonderfully.



Lifestyle Chronicles of Skeleton Girl on instagram

Beauty secret: organic papaya face mask and vegan gluten free cucumber slices

Christmas dinner!! Organic gluten free vegan fit life begins tomorrow

Half an hour on the elliptical counts as leg day, right? Literally so dead right now.

Frolicking through the forest, feeling like an Autumn-Winter princess in my DIY flower crown and faux-vegan-fur cape!


Work Selfie!

Shopped ’til I dropped #dead


Snow angel!!  #doyouwanttobuildasnowman

LOL literally dying over my photo with #Santa!


The great Netflix begins! I’m totally a Rachel!


Don’t worry boys, it doesn’t take me THAT long to get ready in the morning.

Some days you just need to relax, unwind, and have some me time, y’know?

’tis the season! Skinny Peppermint Mochas until Christmas for this girl!!

Lifestyle Chronicles of Skeleton Girl

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Skellie is a young and beautiful skeleton who lives live full. Through her Instagram, we discover her lifestyle, between holidays, work, shopping and party with friends.

What started as an inside joke between co-workers has become one of the funniest  accounts around. Social Media Manager Dana Herlihey couldn’t resist creating an Instagram profile for the Halloween skeleton she and her coworkers used to prank each other. Three months after her first post she’s still posing and photographing Skellie and crafting her personality.

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Hypnotizing Visualizes Cellular Biology by Maxime Causeret for Max Cooper’s music video “Order from Chaos”

Max Cooper – Order From Chaos (official video by Maxime Causeret)

The video is described by Cooper as “a beautiful humanized exploration of life and emergence.”

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Dynamic, colourful patterns represent the way organisms interact and evolve in the visuals for Max Cooper’s latest music video, which was directed by Maxime Teresuac.



The video came about after Cooper, a London-based producer, contacted a number of motion designers to create visuals for his new album, giving each a different brief. Order from Chaos was the track given to Melbourne-based Teresuac.

“This track uses a binaural sample of rain hitting my window, where the rain hits are obviously random, but I then force the hits towards a grid so that a pattern emerges from the raindrops based on their closest structure,” explained Cooper in his brief.

“It’s an emergent rhythm which I would like to mirror somehow in the visual, with an initially detailed and chaotic form which slowly develops into something with recognisable structure.”

Using Houdini, a 3D animation program, he created colourful, dynamic visuals against a black backdrop, intended to represent the “beauty of life”.

 “It talks about emergence and tries to show the beauty of life, the birth of a simple plant from a seed.

Throughout the video, microscopic-looking shapes in bright neon colours morph and move. At one point they transform into jellyfish, and eventually flowers.

“It’s inspired by how things interact and evolve,” added the producer.