Category Archives: Art

Surreal Chinese Giant in a Harbor

Although it looks like it might be a real oddly proportioned statue, this is an image created by artist Liu Di using photoshop. He has others you may like as well. Using Photoshop, he reproportioned animals and men and inserted them at gigantic scale into shabby urban settings. By shoehorning these bottom-heavy beasts and naked men… Read More »

Time Travel: Realistically colored photos from the black and white past

Over the last couple years, an increasingly popular trend online has been to create and share colorized photos from history. Artists such as Jordan Lloyd, Dana Keller and Sanna Dullaway take intriguing old black-and-white photos and bring them to life with color as if they’d been taken only yesterday. http://twentytwowords.com/2013/11/06/realistically-colorized-historical-photos-make-the-past-seem-incredibly-real-36-pictures/ These black and white photos… Read More »

Fanette Guilloud’s Strange Art

The French artist and photographer paints geometric shapes onto abandoned walls, giving the three dimensional spaces the guise of two dimensionality when captured on film. The photos couple the surreal qualities of painting with the truth-telling promise of photography, depicting, in a single image, art’s ability to create the impossible. “You can only see these… Read More »

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Happy Birthday, M.C. Escher!

M.C. Escher, the master of paradox, would turn 115 years old if he were still alive today. Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden, in the northern part of the Netherlands, and spent most of childhood in perpetual uncomfort due to a reoccurring skin rash. His grades in primary school were lackluster, yet… Read More »

Video: How many people are in this frog?

Artist Johannes Stoetter has gained worldwide attention for using body paint to create stunning animal creations. In this video created by Stoetter, you may think you’re seeing a frog and a chameleon — but in fact you’re seeing human beings, painted and intertwined to create an incredible illusion. You can see more of Stoetter’s work… Read More »

Video: Refund Given Over Missing Movie Explosion

The action film “Jack Reacher” hit theaters in December, and it got some favorable reviews. But one New Zealand moviegoer didn’t think it was action-packed enough. That’s because the trailer featured an explosion that wasn’t in the movie. Disappointed, the man complained to the Advertising Standards Authority. He said the explosion was one of the… Read More »

Film studios request removal of takedown notices + 20 free legal download sites

Two film studios have asked Google to take down links to messages sent by them requesting the removal of links connected to film piracy. Google receives 20 million “takedown” requests, officially known as DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notices, a month. They are all published online. Recent submissions by Fox and Universal Studios include requests… Read More »

What is the shape of space?

How do we know that space is not actually warped like this? If you, we, the entire universe were on a curved moving space like this, we may not know it due to the size involved. There is a visible horizon of time beyond which we see no stars due to the maximum fixed speed… Read More »

Portrait of Woman Revealed Beneath Van Gogh Painting

A previously unknown portrait of a woman by Vincent van Gogh has been revealed in a high-tech look beneath another of his paintings, it was announced today. Scientists used a new technique to peer beneath the paint of van Gogh‘s “Patch of Grass.” Already it was known there was something there, likely a portrait of… Read More »

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