Posts tagged "art"

This Artist Found A Whole New Purpose For Old Jeans

When I was a preteen, I made a purse out of an old pair of jeans and thought I was just too cool. Artist Ian Berry took things a big step further, using denim as a medium to make beautiful "paintings." In a report by the BBC, Berry shows off his art. The…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2013

Do Not Want: A Picture Frame Made Of Placenta

January Jones and other new mothers have been known to eat their placentas or swallow them in pill form, to the disgust of some. For those who don't want to go so far as to ingest this fetal organ but still want to memorialize it, artist Amanda Cotton presents another…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 26, 2013

Care To Put George W. Bush’s Artwork On Your Christmas Tree?

As if the holidays weren't reason enough to fight with your neo-con relatives about politics, now you can have George W. Bush right on your tree. The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas is selling Christmas tree ornaments emblazoned with a painting of a red cardinal by Dubya himself. He is a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2013

Artist Turns Abandoned Detroit Homes Into Colorful Art Installations

Detroit artist Tyree Guyton had seen his beloved McDougall-Hall neighborhood transform into a poverty-stricken, crime-ridden ghost town, full of abandoned houses, garbage, and broken windows. Looking to bring a dose of bright playfulness into this increasingly hopeless place, Guyton painted giant pastel polka dots all over his grandfather's house on Heidelberg street. His grandfather loved…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 20, 2013

George W. Bush Actually Painted A Halfway Decent Portrait Of Jay Leno

Former bumbling president/current amateur artist George W. Bush has expanded his painting repetoire since we last checked in with him. No longer is Dubya painting creepy portraits of himself in the shower (seriously, that's actually something he painted) and in the bathtub.  Last night he gifted Jay Leno with a portrait he…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2013

Study: No, That Art Degree Does NOT Mean You’ll Be Poor Forever

With the economy in such a dismal state, mocking people with art degrees has practically become a national pastime. After all, it gives everyone else a way to feel smug as they melt into financial ruin at the ripe age of 23. "Sure, things are shitty," they muse. "It's true that I have to move…
By: Claire Hannum / November 18, 2013

Artist Creates Real-Life Versions Of Kids’ Drawings Of Their Grandparents

Yoni Lefevre was tired of the way elderly people were viewed as frail, weak, and boring in society and the media, so The Netherlands-based designer came up with a way to portray senior citizens through the eyes of people who see them as dynamic characters: their grandkids. In a photo series called…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 15, 2013

A Glimpse Inside The Not-So-Perfect World Of Barbie And Ken

"In The Doll House," a new photo series by Dina Goldstein, gives us a peek inside Barbie's Dreamhouse, where things are not always as they seem: 'In the doll house’ examines the less than perfect life of B and K. B is a super doll, the most successful doll in the world. Her partner K…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 12, 2013

The Most Offensive Painting Ever Created?

As unforgettable yet controversial images go, it's hard to top the one made by artist Cedric Chambers. His painting, "The Prophet," shows Darth Vader carrying Jesus Christ with the smoldering images of the Twin Towers in the background. Looking at it, you might think the 23-year-old Denver artist had managed to offend three separate but equally…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 9, 2013

Artist Turns Real-Life Female Role Models Into Disney Princesses

When artist David Trumble saw the sexy makeover Disney had given "Brave" Princess Merida, he was as appalled as we were, and he decided to use his artistic skills to show his concern. "I wanted to analyze how unnecessary it is to collapse a heroine into one specific mold, to give them all…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 5, 2013

Girl Talk: So A Perfectionist Walks Into An Abstract Painting Class…

"Don't be afraid of the white canvas." I'm sitting in the Nashville community art center for my first art class in almost a decade. My art teacher is standing at the front of the room repeating this phrase over and over in her sweet, calm voice. She brought homemade cupcakes to class and brewed a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 31, 2013

It’s Official: Cat Painting Contest Will Be The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever

Just when you thought the streets of Brooklyn were safe again, cat people had to go do something ridiculous: on November 24th, there will be a Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown held in a gallery space. What happens at a Cat Painting Takedown? Unlike past Takedowns where competitors try to make the best soup or bacon,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2013

Contortionists And Public Places Is A Strange And Delightful Combination

A conceptual art group called "Bodies in Urban Spaces" have taken their unique form of contortionist street art to Paris, Seoul, and New York, but their recent demonstrations in Bangor, Wales really caught my eye. I especially love seeing the contrast of their bright, modern workout gear and bendy bodies with Bangor's heavy, ancient architecture.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 26, 2013

“Performance Art” Is Now A Gay College Student Having Anal Sex In An Art Gallery

There's a stigma around virginity, so gay college student Clayton Pettet, 19, is doing his part by having anal sex inside an art gallery in front of a live audience on January 25th. Pettet's performance art will be called "Art School Stole My Virginity" and will include first-time butt sex with a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013

Milk Does A Wardrobe Good

No optical illusion here. These models are really wearing nothing but milk. Photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, who specializes in working with liquids, created this Milky Pin-Ups photo series by pouring pint after pint of milk on each model and snapping away like crazy. Each photo contains about 200 frames, and many, many gallons of dairy, to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 19, 2013

Here’s What Happens When You Make An OKCupid Profile That’s Actually Honest

Let’s be real, honesty terrifies people — probably more than almost anything else. We like to fill our social interactions with surface-level conversations about how we're "doing just fine" and save the real stuff for a select few people we trust. Even then, it’s tempting to only confide deep feelings that reflect well on u…
By: Claire Hannum / October 16, 2013

Artist Endia Beal Photographs “Black Hairstyles” On White Women

Check out these photos by artist Endia Beal, who got white women to get so-called "Black hairstyles" and then pose for portraits in a series called "Can I Touch It?" Beal, who is Black, said she wanted to challenge the notion of what baby boomers consider to be a professional appearance in the workplace.  […
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2013

Photographer Takes Portraits Of Men Moments After They Catcall Her; The Results Are Mesmerizing

After moving to Philadelphia from Fort Collins, Colorado, artist Hannah Price started experiencing street harassment for the first time, and she came up with a novel way to respond to it: she turned her camera on the men who catcalled her. In a fascinating interview with The Morning News, Price describes how…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2013

Frisky Q&A: How To Buy Art When You’re Not Rich

If you're a twenty- or thirty-something, "start an art collection" probably ranks somewhere between "buy a French winery" and "become a Bond villain" on your list of cool-but-unrealistic life goals. But guess what? Contrary to popular belief, buying a beautiful piece of art is not a luxury relegated to the super-rich. It's actually totally doable,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 1, 2013

Drawing On Cats Is the Best Idea Instagram Has Ever Seen

Fellow cat fanatics, gather 'round: The Best Thing In The World has happened. If you didn’t already think the cats on your Instagram feed were cute enough, wait until you see the idraw_on_cats project. Creator Amanda Coffelt sketches extra personality into the photos of her cat Bo…
By: Claire Hannum / September 22, 2013
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