At first glance, Gabriel Dawe’s colorful thread installations look like rainbows that have been plucked from the sky and transported indoors. Only upon closer inspection can you see that the gigantic displays are made from thousands of brightly colored threads, intricately placed together to create a colorful illusion. The man behind the intriguing installations is Gabriel Dawe, a Dallas-based mixed media and installation artist whose work has been featured all over the world.
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The brain child of Berlin-based photographer Sebastian Bieniek, ‘Double Faced’ is a series of photos that brings the bizarre, blocked and other-worldly faces of Picasso’s cubist paintings to life. Following the everyday routine of the double faced girl, Bieniek has created a series of curious and thought provoking photos that allude to the duplicitousness of human nature and challenge our ideas of beauty while using only lipstick, a willing model and eye pencil as his transformational tools.
New Year’s Celebrations Around The World
Despite the myriad belief systems streaming through and shaping our world, New Year’s Eve is the singular wintry holiday that unites us all. While we’re over a week into 2014 now, hop on over to The Atlantic and take a free trip around the globe to see how some of the world’s largest cities rang in the new year.
Illustration is an art form that has been around since the Middle Ages, when pictures started accompanying text in books. Woodcut illustrations, etchings and engravings have given way to modern works that employ the latest technologies. Given the history of illustration, its connection with the mechanical, and its earliest perception as a vocation rather than an art, few illustrators have risen to the same level of fame and appreciation as their “fine artist” peers. But today, illustration has become a respected idiom and its creators leave indelible images that can evoke just as many emotions as oil on canvas. Here are a handful of the incredible illustrators of our time:
Incredible Illustrators: Hayao Miyazaki
For the admission price of one metro ticket, tens of thousands of Stockholm’s commuters can gain access to what is likely the world’s biggest (and longest) art exhibition. Within the capital city’s cavernous 68-mile underground train hub, 90 of the 100 stations are fantastically adorned with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, engravings, and various other works by over 150 artists.
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.