Captivating Cinemagraphs by Julien Douvier

A cinemagraph is a still photograph in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. While the technique existed before, the term cinemagraph wasn’t coined until 2011 by photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck. They used this technique for their fashion and news photos. These animated GIFs by Julien Douvier are excellent examples of cinemagraphs. Douvier, from Strasbourg, France, is a [...]

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Seeing Art Without Looking

Visual art is thought to be just that, visual.  But museums across the country, and particularly in New York, are embracing and encouraging the art experience of VIPs — Visually Impaired Persons.  Accessibility programs in museums have gone way beyond building ramps and providing handicap parking to creating programs that use all the senses to “see” the [...]

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Underwater Sculpture In The Bahamas

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has made a name for himself creating underwater sculptures that are not only beautiful, but also good for their ocean habitats. In his latest creation, Ocean Atlas, Taylor submerged a colossal image of a Bahamian girl acting as the mythical Atlas, who held up the world on his shoulders.

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Clouds Illustrated – Childhood Dreams Come True

Remember when you were a kid and you would lie in the grass and look up at the clouds, pointing out the shapes you saw? An elephant here; a race car there. Or maybe that was just last week. In any case, Argentinian artist Martin Feijoo has taken those imagined shapes and turned them into real illustrations! Check out [...]

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SPRAY PAINT MADE THIS

Can you still call it graffiti art when it looks like this?  It is hard to believe, but Argentinian artist Mart paints these fantastical scenes of jovial cyclists and whale-submarines solely with aerosol.

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Soviet-Style War Memorials Of The Former Yugoslavia No One Visits Anymore

This really exists! Even though it looks kind of like the remnant a brief takeover by aliens (or something equally strange) this massive sculpture is one of many Spomenik—World War II monuments in the former Yugoslavia (now generally known as “The Balkans”). Look past the totalitarian state that commissioned these sculptures, and we think you’ll see how awesome they [...]

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NEXT LEVEL LEGOS

Lego aficionados have been thinking “outside the box” almost since the popular toy launched in 1949. In Mike Doyle’s new book “Beautiful Lego”, he curates more than 200 pages worth of the world’s most incredible Lego art.

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MICK ROCK ON DAVID BOWIE, THE BEATLES & MORE!

Photographer Mick Rock’s been working with the top stars of the music industry since the 1970s, bringing his unique rock ‘n’ roll photography to collaborations with artists like David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Madonna and many more. Get a quick peek inside this artist’s head with Ovation’s  Minute with Mick Rock series. The four-part video series features Mick’s musings on today’s best music, [...]

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6 Artists To Add On Instagram Now

Instagram has turned everyone into an artist…even if that art consists primarily of perfectly-posed selfies (or group-ies?) along with a few #nofilter sunset shots. But guess what…you can get more artsy on Instagram. (Yes Way!) We’ve got our 6 picks for Instagram accounts of legit, working artists that will add a whole new dimension to your Insta-obsession. Be sure [...]

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