Look, having good taste doesn’t guarantee anything. I mean, it doesn’t mean people won’t appreciate your taste or that you won’t get complimented way more often than the rest of humanity, but half of the coin belongs to execution. If it is poor, this power duo of desirable traits is doomed.
But sometimes, it’s awful taste that spoils it all. Imagine having skill, patience, resources, all that it takes in the world, except lacking the taste and understanding of the whole picture in the first place. This selection is dedicated to precisely these idly hilarious instances.
Artist Elyse Dodge translates the world’s natural beauty into colorful geometric forms. Through her hand-crafted acrylic paintings, mountains are reimagined as multifaceted towers where jagged planes are replaced with smooth, jewel-toned triangles. Coupled with equally bright—and more realistic—depictions of trees and water, the mountains take on a personality and quickly become the main character of each piece. Their fractured state gives them a feeling of movement; it’s as if they’re vibrating.
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Toronto (Photo: Courtesy of Immersive Van Gogh)
The enchanting Van Gogh experience that wowed Paris and Toronto is debuting concurrently at different cities in the United States this summer, including Los Angeles and New York City. Like the previous shows, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in NYC will feature state-of-the-art digital projections of the Dutch Post-Impressionist’s sunflowers, self-portraits, and landscapes on the walls, floors, and ceilings.
German artist Gerhard Richter is considered one of the most important contemporary artists alive today. He was originally trained as a realist painter, but he later developed a more abstract style that captures a mix of the movements that influenced him. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptualism are all inspirations for Richter. In addition, he also had a lifelong fascination with photography and often rendered paintings that looked like photographs that were not quite in focus, offering only an incomplete view of the subject.
Propelled by precious memories of loved ones lost, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto creates in order to preserve and cherish those sacred remembrances too often forgotten with time. Best known for his painstakingly crafted salt installations which he often shapes into labyrinthine patterns, the artist has recently completed a piece for a solo exhibition at the Setouchi City Museum of Art titled Sakura Shibefuru. In this latest installation, Yamamoto crafted over 100,000 fallen cherry blossom petals out of salt.
Do you wish you could spend more time in nature? Not everyone is lucky enough to live by the sea or have a forest nearby. Luckily, the wall art of Ukrainian artist Anna Paschenko (of Roslynka) provides the chance to admire nature’s tranquil beauty from the comfort of your home. She creates sustainable, versatile, and beautiful natural art using resin and real botanicals.
Chinese silk painting has enchanted art-lovers for centuries. In fact, Europeans in the 1700s were so fond of the tradition that they commissioned Chinese artists to create these paintings in a style called Chinoiserie. London-based artist Diane Hill is carrying on the beauty of these decorative arts in her own series of botanical watercolor paintings on silk paper.
“I became particularly interested in antique Chinoiserie wallpapers for their bright bold patterns and scenic storytelling,” Hill tells My Modern Met. “During a trip to China, I learned the unique skill of watercolor painting using natural Chinese brushes on silk paper. I pay meticulous attention to achieving beautifully blended gradients which give my paintings a sense of depth, as well as ultra-fine details using precision
Glassblowing is an incredible art and craft with a history dating as far back as the 1st century BCE. Glass Symphony, a small family-owned glassblowing studio, has been in the business for generations, and their talent and love for their vocation is apparent in the colorful and meticulously crafted creations that they produce. Employing a method known as lampwork—where they manipulate the glass with the use of a small torch—the artisans form intricate hand-blown glass spiders and other creatures that look so real you just might do a double-take.
If you are a big fan or just love both Disney princesses and cute babies in general, we think this post might totally be your cup of tea! Why, you might ask? Well, artist Alex Pick reimagines some of the most well-known Disney characters as adorable babies, be it princesses, mermaids, or even some of the villains.
The artist was first struck with the initial idea when he stumbled upon the work of the talented photographer Karen Marie, who previously did a photo series with newborn babies dressed as Disney princesses.It wasn’t long before Alex took everything into his own hands and re-drew the said pictures in his signature Disney-like style.
There’s more to photography than meets the eye. Every professional photographer knows that it’s almost never as simple as just snapping an odd shot and then editing it in post-production. A scene and setting must be well-thought out, then there are intricacies like lighting, composition, angles, pose, and other things that make the picture pop.