Paintings - Inspiratu

Celebrating femininity “au naturel” in Marilyn Minter’s “Plush”
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Some suggest crusade against bush was started by porn industry in mid 80's, and quickly picked-up by popular culture. Younger generation never heard about it or seen it the way "god intended", but slowly bush is making a come-back, and being embraced by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Lady Gaga, Madonna and even  Hank Moody (David Duchovny) in Californication was making his case in favor of "some hair down there" for gods sake... New York based artist Marilyn Minter spend months taking pictures of female pubic hair, in different colors, shapes and textures and depicting them in "glitzy", beautiful sensual close-up photos and paintings of natural femininity. For art book "Plush" Marilyn collaborated with publisher Fulton Ryder to release very limited edition of 500 copies and 10 deluxe copies. In a small sampling from the book - here are 20 reasons why bush is beautiful... Courtesy: Marilyn Mi [...]
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Faces from classical paintings in modern day photography
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Austrian artist Dorothee Golz created series of photo-paintings by merging faces from classic paintings on to the bodies photographed in modern day situations. Results are astounding, and you cannot shake the feeling - you've seen that face somewhere before. Art by Dorothee Golz [...]
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Superheroes don’t retire. “Aging Superhero” by Andreas Englund
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Ever wondered what happens to our beloved superheroes when they grow older? Thanks to photo-realistic oil paintings by Sweden based artist Andreas Englund we can have a rare glimpse at the daily life of superhero in his senior years. Series of paintings called "Aging Superhero" focuses on character study through mundane situations superhero finds himself in. We all can relate to joy of playing with the child, frustration of spilling groceries in the parking lot or exhaustion after beating up dozen or two of bad guys and stacking them neatly in the pile. Not to mention those morning hangovers that's getting worse and worse with age. Age can take a hit on your stamina, but really is the spirit inside that counts. Someone once said "your age - is only as important as the size of your shoes - some have 43 some otherwise. What really matters is the number you feel inside"... Images via Andreas Englund [...]
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Guns’N’Porcelain – Magnus Gjoen softens the image of destruction
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I love contrasts (hence the reference to the name of legendary Guns'N'Roses). Love, when artist takes extremes of any dimension and collides opposites in most unusual and surprising ways. More surprising - the better... Magnus Gjoen took the objects that we usually associate with destruction and harm, and illustrated them with soft feel good imagery of fine art, porcelain patterns and classic paintings. Suddenly the tools of destruction transformed into harmless, decorative nick'nacks we can find in our grandma's fine china cabinet.  (I can completely imagine some sweet old lady personalizing her AK-47 with flowery decoupage). Destructive get's a friendly facelift. More of Magnus Gjoen work can be found here. Images by Magnus Gjoen [...]
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Clearing “window” of imagination one brush-stroke at the time – Jieun Park
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When looking at  Jieun Park paintings you have a feeling that you separated from most beautiful cityscape by dirty window that artist is cleaning up for you with each brush-stroke. Broad strokes let the beauty of the city emerge, leaving some of it hidden... a little secret that you might have to discover by yourself. More of Jieun Park's work can be found here and on her Facebook page. Paintings by Jieun Park [...]
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Paintings on computer hardware by Andrea Boriani
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Italian web designer and programmer Andrea Boriani seemingly had some obsolete computer hardware on hand that he reused in to canvas for his paintings. Motherboards, hard drives, floppies become textured medium of sorts for his hand painted portraits. The results are simply beautiful. Judge for yourself. Artwork by Andrea Boriani [...]
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Realistic but deceptive body art by Choo San
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We've all seen painted on body bikinis, ornaments, illustrations and all kinds of tattoo's but Japanese artist Choo San took art of body painting to completely different level. 3D photo-realistic body artwork is so real and "surreal" at the same time that somehow adds new dimension to the body and for a moment get's you thinking "that zipper must feel painful"... What started as doodling eyeballs on back of her hand developed in to inspiring body art that catches our imagination. Body art by Choo San [...]
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Alternate reality situations in paintings by Caleb Brown
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Some of Caleb's artwork seem to be inspired by the last years TV guilty pleasure "Sharknado", other paintings just depict bizarre "what if it was possible" situations.  Clever and thought provoking. Whether it is flying sharks, giant insects or building size rodents - it might be the future we'll bring upon ourselves if we're not careful. Paintings by Caleb Brown   [...]
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