Posts tagged "art"

And You Thought Your Stilettos Were Uncomfortable…

Artist Leanie van der Vyver created these insanely high leather heels, aptly titled "Scary Beautiful," to draw attention to the strange and intense ways humans alter themselves to achieve "perfection." The front heel requires the wearer to lean forward onto their shins in order to stand and walk upright(ish). Extreme? Yes, but if you had…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 9, 2012

Meet “Pricasso” The Penis Painter (NSFW)

Like Tim Patch aka Pricasso, I also get all my best ideas when I'm in the bathroom. Unlike him, it's never occurred to me to make a smiley face with my pee. Lucky for Pricasso, this idea led him to start experimenting with using his penis (and sometimes his balls and/or bum) as a paintbrush.
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2012

We Want To Go To There: Dublin’s Urban Playground

For a project called "The City Is A Playground," artist and self-described "urban hacktivist" Florian Rivière used hot pink duct tape to create playground games around the city of Dublin. He improvised mazes and hopscotch squares and race tracks in all kinds of unexpected places, but unfortunately for those of us who would…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 25, 2012

Artist Documents 160-Pound Weight Loss In Dressing Room Photos

When photographer Julia Kozerski lost 160 pounds following her wedding in 2009, her weight loss journey culminated in a beautiful--and heartbreaking--nude portrait series called "Half," which explored the emotional repercussions of losing half of your self. But in addition to these striking artworks, Kozerski was also documenting the process in a more casual,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 24, 2012

The Met Costume Institute Chooses An Unlikely Subject For Next Year’s Exhibit

Killer news for gritty Sid Vicious appreciators and louche Givenchy fanatics alike: the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has announced the subject of next year's illustrious spring exhibition, and they're drawing inspiration from some very badly behaved candidates. On the heels of this year's "Schiaparelli and Prada" exhibit, which drew less-than-desirable numbers, the museum…
By: Rachel Krause / September 16, 2012

As You Can See, We’re All Made Of Stars

When astrophysicist Carl Sagan said, "We're made of star stuff," he was speaking about the fact that human beings are quite literally composed of elements that were forged within the cores of stars that went supernova. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from," he posited, "because the cosmos is also…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 13, 2012

Amy Mebberson Shows That Disney Characters Can Wear High-Fashion

Amy Mebberson is a frequent staple of our Things We Saw Today posts, an artist who not only uses her spare time to create adorable Disney and Muppets crossover art, but who draws a lot of Disney stuff professionally, from being the regular cover artist for Boom! Studios' Muppets, Pixar, Darkwing Duck and other Disney titles, to her current stint a…
By: The Mary Sue / September 9, 2012

Macaulay Culkin’s A Painter Now! Plus 11 Other Celebs Who Fancy Themselves “Artists”

Macaulay Culkin has been off the grid for awhile now, popping up looking sort of frail, which some gossip mongers attributed to a possible heroin addiction, but maybe Macaulay has just been too focused on his art to eat? And by art, I mean the paintings he's apparently been working on with the two friend…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 7, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Russian Pasta Artist

Dear Sergey Pakhomov aka The Pasta Artist, Six years ago you were working on an ad campaign for a Russian macaroni company and were struck by divine inspiration: what if you built models of various objects using macaroni? So you did, and the ad campaign fizzled, but your life was forever changed. Now you build…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 6, 2012

Pizza The Hut’s Family Portrait

You all know Pizza the Hut from the seminal 1987 Mel Brooks film, "Spaceballs." But here, for the first time, we meet the rest of Mr. Hut's saucy and cheesy family. Portland, Oregon, artist Ilan Schraer gives us a rare glimpse into the lives and minds of the Pizza the Hut family tree. […
By: Julie Gerstein / September 5, 2012

First Look: Goodbye, Life Savings; Hello, NARS x Andy Warhol

You know that saying about love — you know, the classic line from the classic film "The Hot Chick" — that it makes your heart beat faster and slower at the same time? Well, I have intimacy issues, but that's the kind of feeling I get towards new makeup releases, particularly when not one, but…
By: Rachel Krause / September 1, 2012

Finding Freedom: Artist Explores The Ocean In Underwater Wheelchair

Sue Austin is a performance and installation artist based in the UK. She has been wheelchair-bound since 1996, and dedicated her artistic work to "finding ways to understand and represent my embodied experience as a wheelchair user." Most recently this goal has led her to team with scientists and diving experts to create…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

The Creepy Art Work Of Jeffrey Johnson, The Empire State Building Shooter

According to The New York Post, St.JollysArt.com is a website featuring the artwork of the Jeffrey Johnson, the 58-year-old man who killed his former manager in front of NYC's Empire State Building last week, and eventually died at the hands of police. (Nine innocent bystanders were injured by police gunfire.)…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2012

Hats And A Leather Jacket, Carved From Wood

Artist Fraser Smith will carve you a whole outfit if if you let him. The Natchez, Mississippi-based master carver has a special skill set -- he makes realistic-looking clothes and accessories out of wood. The 54-year-old has carved hats, basketball jerseys, even leather jackets out of basswood that's stained with pigments to create trompe l'oeil…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 21, 2012

Did Anyone Lose A Giant Earring?

Belgian artist Liesbet Bussche has been working on a street art installation project called "Urban Jewellery," in which she transforms normal city objects and fixtures into large scale jewelry. This giant earring, for example, was just a spherical stone roadblock before Bussche added the brass post and made all of us instinctively reach…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 21, 2012

Probably The Most Appropriately Made Portrait Of Daenerys Targaryen

Why is Fay Helfer‘s art so appropriate for Daenerys? Well, it has to do with how she produced those dark flowing lines: with fire. She uses a heated tip to burn her lines into wood, just like those hobby kits that your parents would never buy you when you were a kid because they were covered…
By: The Mary Sue / August 18, 2012

Flying Babies Will Make Your Spirit Soar

Try to be mad at the world after looking at a picture of a flying baby. Just try. Yup. It's totally impossible. It's a BABY! And it's FLYING! This delightful image is part of an an ongoing series by Rachel Hulin. Flying Babies are so life affirming that the collection is being published a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 13, 2012

Meet Patty, The World’s Most Artistic Donkey

This adorable pot-bellied donkey is named Patty. Seven years ago, she was rescued from a UK auction in emaciated condition and moved to HorseWorld, an equine rehab center where she slowly but surely regained her health--along with a gregarious personality. One day, Patty watched her handler Vicky Greenslade work on a painting with such rapt…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 7, 2012

Same-Sex Disney Couples Live Happily Ever After

Artist Rodolfo Loaiza's new show, "Disasterland," features colorful paintings that throw out traditional Disney narratives and re-imagine them in ways that more accurately reflect the world we live in. For example, "heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated," and some popular heroes, princesses, and villains have been recast as same-sex lovers. Hercules and Aladdin make…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2012

These Half-Drag Portraits Will Make You Reconsider Everything You Know About Beauty

If you find T Magazine's Model-Morphosis as utterly transfixing as I do, then prepare to be stunned: photographer Leland Bobbé's incredible new portraits will blow your mind. The ongoing series depicts men who masquerade as women as one dichotomous (and, it must be said, beautiful) persona — half masculine, half feminine, neither male nor…
By: Rachel Krause / August 3, 2012
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