Posts tagged "art"

Can You Identify These “Real Life” Versions Of Disney Characters?

Artist Karen Graw created these “real life” versions of Disney characters by turning their cartoon faces into realistic photo illustrations, inadvertently proving that the vast majority of Disney princesses look exactly the same. Still, her renderings are pretty impressive. Can you guess who’s who? Check your answers after the jump! [Laughing Squid]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2014

Naked Yoga Model Demonstrates Poses In Her Birthday Suit (NSFW)

I have mixed feelings about the series photographer Peter Hegre posted on Reddit of his wife, Luba Shumeyko, doing super-advanced yoga poses in the buff. One the one hand, the photographs are undeniably beautiful. On the other hand, well, a lot of things. I hate that they perpetuate the myth that yoga poses are supposed

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 15, 2014

Woman Uses Photoshop As A Time Machine To Insert Herself Into Childhood Photos

We already know Photoshop can be used as a makeup applicator, leg-lengthener, and rib-remover, but here’s a use for it that’s much more interesting: virtual time machine. In a series titled, “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka masterfully Photoshopped her adult self into photos from her childhood, creating double self-portraits that are both haunting and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 13, 2014

I Want To Go To There: Grimm Fairytales Come To Life

Photographer Kilian Schonberger grew up in a wooded area of rural Germany, and was surrounded by the same dark, desolate landscape that had inspired the Brothers Grimm to write their famous fairytales a century earlier. He’s managed to capture images of modern central Europe that look like they were ripped from a dusty tome of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 7, 2014

The Great Wall Of Vaginas Is The 8th Wonder Of The World

There is no such thing as a “perfect vagina” and English artist Jamie McCartney set out to prove that with his” Great Wall Of Vagina,” which features the likenesses of over 400 women’s’ vaginas ranging in age from 18 to 76. McCartney’s piece includes the vulvas and labias of mothers and daughters, identical twins, transgendered…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2014

This Woman Makes Abstract Paintings With Her Boobs

California based  artist Marcey Hawk, aka “the boobie painter,” is best known for creating with her “God given implements.” As she puts it so succinctly in her introductory YouTube video: “I use my tits to make paintings, people.”

How does Marcey do that exactly? Well, yes, she takes her clothes off and dips her…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 30, 2013

8 Hilariously Misleading Covers Slapped On Classic Books

The whole “don’t judge a book by its cover” thing came about for good reason: The people who design book covers often don’t even read the books. Who has the time? Now, you wouldn’t think this would be a problem when designing the cover for a classic everyone is familiar with — you don’t have…

By: Cracked / December 22, 2013

Brilliant Photoshop Project Shows That “Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep”

Art student Anna Hill, 24, has been using Photoshop for over a decade and knows exactly how much magazine images are digitally altered to achieve that “better than perfect” look. To illustrate this disturbing fact of modern day media, she turned her Photoshop skills on her own self portraits to create a series of mock

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 13, 2013

Artist Turns His Ex-Girlfriends Into Shoes

In his new project, 12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS, artist Sebastian Errazuriz puts all of his past relationships on display as a collection of shoes. “When I started this process I never imagined where it would end up, it’s been infinitely more complex, revealing and difficult than I thought,” said Errazuriz, whose Shoes are currently…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2013

Artist Drapes Nearly-Naked White Women Over His Shoulders As ‘Trophy Scarves’

It’s that time of year when the weather gets a bit cooler and you’ve got to pull out your winter gear — big coat, gloves, hat and scarf — there’s nothing out of the ordinary about that. But one artist is raising eyebrows with his choice of ‘scarves’ that aren’t wool or even silk …

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 9, 2013

“Vaginal Knitting” Is Here: Watch This Woman Knit From Wool Inserted Inside Her Vagina

When I first heard the term “vaginal knitting,” I assumed it meant knitting with your pubic hair. [Really? I assumed it meant knitting things that look like vaginas. — Amelia] But no. Vaginal knitting is inserting a skein of wool into your vulva and knitting with it!

Whoa. Crafting just went to a whole…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2013

James Franco’s Latest Work Involves Batman, Semen (NSFW)

On the subject of James Franco, I have learned not to ask questions. For clarification: how many questions? None. Zero questions. Just go along with it. The provocative Mind of Franco has developed a new “work” (??) called “50 Shades of Batman and Robin,” which presumably involves elements of both the “50 Shades” series and…

By: Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013

‘Tis The Season For Large Corporations To Steal From From Illustrators

Another day, another artist accusing larger corporations of stealing her work. Today it’s cartoonist and illustrator Gemma Correll, whose pug-heavy doodles you may recognize from her “Pugs Not Drugs” paraphernalia or books like A Pug’s Guide To Etiquette and A Pug’s Guide To Dating.

Gemma’s doodle of a cat and pug together sitting under…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013

RIP Society: Walmart Tried To Sell Banksy Prints, Failed Miserably

I was about to pack it up and call it a day when I saw that Walmart was selling the work of graffiti artist Banksy on their website starting at the low price of $25 — the most ironic being the work entitled “Destroy Capitalism.” Walmart’s in-house art expert (?) speculated that Banksy would “probably…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 4, 2013

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 designs look almost…

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 option: a placenta picture frame.

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 semi-decent painter,…

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 painted of the…

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
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