Saturday, March 23, 2019

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The Secret Lives of Objects Revealed in Juan Pablo Zaramella’s Trailer for Así son...

Argentinian director Juan Pablo Zaramella has shared the trailer for a cute new stop-motion television series featuring typically inanimate objects living out funny scenarios. With a title that translates in English to “The Way Things Are,”...

1,440 Portraits Emerge from a Single Ink Drawing in a New Animation by Jake...

  In an impressive feat of dedication and patience, artist Jake Fried spent seven months creating Brain Wave, a hand-drawn animation using only ink and white-out. Fried reworked the same black-and-white drawing 1,440 times, scanning each new iteration...

Mirage: Doug Aitken’s Mirrored House Creates a Kaleidoscopic View of the Surrounding Swiss Mountains

Doug Aitken, Mirage Gstaad, 2019,
 Part of Elevation 1049: Frequencies, Gstaad, Switzerland.
 Image courtesy of the Artist; Photo by Stefan Altenburger. For this year’s Elevation 1049, a series of site-specific installations dotting the mountain town of Gstaad, Switzerland,...

Birds and Faces Emerge From Dizzying Multi-Layered Gowns by Iris Van Herpen

Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen blends cutting-edge technology and classic motifs in her thought-provoking garments. Van Herpen’s most recent collection, Shift Souls, was showcased at Paris Fashion Week, and featured dresses that play with structure and...

Carefully Molded Paper is Shaped into Personality-Filled Animal Portraits by Tiffany Miller Russell

Colorado-based wildlife artist and natural history illustrator Tiffany Miller Russell uses carefully molded paper to express the unique characteristics of her animal subjects. To start the sculptural works, the artist first creates an original drawing. She...

Kirie Octopus Cut From a Single Piece of Paper by Masayo Fukuda

Kirie (切り絵, literally ‘cut picture’) is the Japanese art of paper-cutting. Variations of kirie can be found in cultures around the world but the Japanese version is said to be derived from religious ceremonies and can be...

Winter’s Magic: Dramatic Ice Crystals Formed in Ephemeral Spheres

A simple mixture of corn syrup, dish detergent, and water creates magical winter snow globes when blown into bubbles on snow. Frosty shapes dance across the fragile transparent bubbles, starting out as distant stars...

Oil Paintings by Clive Head Layer Gestures to Express the Passage of Time

British artist Clive Head captures the complex beauty of everyday movements in his dizzying oil paintings. His long career has seen a dramatic evolution of his style, from early work in the tradition of Realism to...

Half a Century in the Making: Tree ‘Crop Circles’ Emerge in Japan

Two peculiar ‘crop circles’ have recently been spotted in Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture. Viewable only from above, they were formed by sugi (Japanese cedar) trees. Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed to learn that there is a very practical...

An Endearing Animated Film About the Selflessness of True Love

Lost & Found is an endearing stop motion film that chronicles a dramatic turning point in the sweet relationship between two crocheted animal toys. A foxy fox and smitten dinosaur have enjoyed many special memories...

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