The Power Of Empathy

December 28, 2013

What’s better than a fantastic TED Talk on human vulnerability? A TED Talk on human vulnerability that’s presented as a short animated film on the connections and relationships between whimsically drawn creatures. Dr. Brené Brown’s talk on the importance of connection, empathy and communication has never been so poignant.

The 40 Best Examples Of Street Art In 2013

December 27, 2013

2013 Serpent

With each brush stroke or streak of spray paint that hits the concrete, street artists turn the notion that creativity and artistic ingenue can only be found within the stuffy halls of self-important museums entirely on its head. 2013 was no exception to this thinking, as can be seen in the following 40 images.

Turtle Tijuana

Street Pushers

Man Falling

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What We Love This Week, Volume XLIV

December 20, 2013
Chamonix Void

Source: The Atlantic

Step Into The Void Over The French Alps

Chamonix Overview

Source: The Atlantic

If you’re looking for an exotic winter getaway and don’t mind forking over a good portion of your savings, consider Chamonix. Soaring nearly 4,000 feet above the scenic ski town’s borders is its recently constructed skywalk, hovering in the French Alps’ Aiguille du Midi mountain peak. Opening on December 21st, visitors can peer down at the vast alpine terrains and up to Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps and European Union. For more stunning views, check out The Atlantic’s spread.

Chamonix Women

Source: The Atlantic

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Santa Portraits: St. Nick Makes A Cameo In Classic Works Of Art

December 17, 2013

Santa Portraits Botticelli

While the rotund man in red only comes around once a year, there’s no reason he can’t permanently ensconce himself in timeless works of art. Equally parts entertaining and informative, photographer Ed Wheeler’s “Santa Classics” provides viewers with an insight into St. Nick’s hobbies and pastimes outside of squeezing into small spaces.

Wheeler, who has been in the field for 35 years, began his series of humorous Santa self-portraits several years ago, only deciding to up the ante to include classic works of art relatively recently. The move worked out well for him: this October, the Philadelphia Museum of Art decided to publish Wheeler’s series as Christmas cards.

From hanging colored lights to the dreamlike footbridges of Giverny, to rubbing elbows with Moulin Rouge courtesans, Santa’s got more up his sleeve than presents. Be sure to visit Wheeler’s website for more glimpses into the life of Santa Claus, art aficionado.

Santa Portraits Leutze

Santa Portraits Magritte

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Nick Albertson Transforms Office Supplies Into Incredible Abstract Art

December 13, 2013

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those office supplies at work? You go to get some paperclips out of the supply cupboard and lo and behold, they’re missing. Unless you suspect that some of your coworkers are dabbling into kleptomania for cheap, on-the-clock thrills, it’s conceivable to think that you might be sharing office space with Nick Albertson. Livening up even the most mundane of office objects, the Chicago-based photographer has made it his mission to create intriguing art from an environment that otherwise siphons every last drop of creativity and inspiration from our marrow.

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Five Of Today’s Most Incredible Illustrators

December 5, 2013
Incredible Illustrators

Source: I Am Paragon

While the word “illustrator” might bring to mind a children’s book artist, these five illustrators graduated from storybooks decades ago. Thanks to the ever-growing arsenal of available digital media creation tools, the world of illustration has undergone a major transformation over the years. Today’s illustrators blend traditional and digital media to create artwork for magazines, books, advertisements, movies and more. While they use many of the same tools, each illustrator has an entirely different style. Keep reading to see each artist’s unique take on 21st century illustration.

Incredible Illustrators: Michael Kutsche

If you’ve watched Thor, John Carter or Oz the Great and Powerful, then you’re already familiar with Michael Kutsche’s work. Kutsche was born in Germany in 1970, and like many other illustrators, began drawing and illustrating at an early age. As his work demonstrates, Kutsche has never lacked imagination or the skill to turn his ideas into awesome otherworldly creatures.

Incredible Illustrators Michael Kutsche

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