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Flowers Mutate into Peculiar Blossoms in 18th-Century-Style Paintings by Laurent Grasso

 Art #bronze #flowers #oil painting #painting #sculptures April 13, 2021 Grace Ebert “Future Herbarium,” distemper on wood, 33.5 x 24 x 4.2 centimeters. Photo by Claire Dorn, courtesy of Perrotin. All images © Laurent Grasso, shared with permission In Laurent Grasso’s Future Herbarium, small bunches of flowers evolve into bizarre forms with doubled pistils …

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Graphite Portraits Distort and Intertwine Subjects to Visualize Metaphors of the Body

 Art Illustration #anatomy #drawing #graphite #portraits #surreal April 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Miles Johnston, shared with permission Malmö, Sweden-based artist Miles Johnston portrays subjects whose figures are in states of flux, whether through fragmented bodies, multiplied faces, or limbs contorted into impossible positions. Often depicting Johnston (previously) or his partner, the …

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Massive Curved Vaults Mimicking Traditional Kilns House a Jingdezhen Museum Dedicated to Porcelain Production

 Design #architecture #bricks #museums #porcelain April 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Studio Zhu-Pei Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China is widely recognized as the porcelain capital of the world with a more than 2,000-year history of producing prized ceramics. As an homage to that tradition, architects from Studio Zhu-Pei constructed an open-air structure with towering …

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Cosmic Nature: A Spectacular Polka Dot-Filled Exhibition by Yayoi Kusama Sprawls Across New York Botanical Garden

 Art #flowers #installation #mirrors #pumpkins #sculpture #yayoi kusama April 9, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Now inhabiting the verdant, 250-acre campus of the New York Botanical Garden are oversized flowers sprouting in seasonal arrangements, a glowing pumpkin-packed infinity room, and a sea of 1,400 reflective spheres by Yayoi Kusama (previously). Teeming with squiggly sculptures, …

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Run Forever: A Figure Undergoes Metamorphosis as It Trudges Through Myriad Environments

 Animation #advertising #digital #video April 9, 2021 Christopher Jobson [embedded content] The team at Universal Everything is back with its latest video artwork, “Run Forever,” that stars a now-familiar nondescript figure as it gradually changes from material to material. While previous projects in the series have focused on structure and texture, this new short …

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A Sleek Deck of Cards by Studio LO Honors 12 Black Figures Who’ve Revolutionized History

 Design History #cards #games April 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Studio LO, shared with permission Kansas City, Missouri-based designer Kearra Johnson of Studio LO describes her standard 54-card deck as anything but traditional: it’s revolutionary. On one side of each playing card is a raised fist, a symbol that’s synonymous with the …

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A Circle of Light Beams Undulates in an Interactive Kinetic Installation by Scale Collective

 Art #installation #interactive #kinetic #light April 7, 2021 Grace Ebert  An undulating kinetic artwork by Scale Collective blends organic movement and architectural forms in a mesmerizing installation. Created for the Constellations Festival in Metz, France, “Flux” is comprised of 48 beams of light that stretch 1.5-meters-long and are spaced 40 centimeters apart. Each …

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A Chart Chronicles the Colors of Mister Rogers’ Cardigans from 1969 to 2001

 Design #posters and prints #tv April 6, 2021 Grace Ebert Image via Owen Phillips It’s a beautiful day for a chronological look at the colorful range of cardigans beloved television host Fred Rogers slipped on during each episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Starting with blue near the beginning of the show’s run—the soft-spoken icon …

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Chasing Ghosts: A Short Documentary Debunks a Long-Held Theory About What Pollinates the Ghost Orchid

 Documentary Science #flowers #moths #orchids #video April 5, 2021 Grace Ebert  What insect has the ability to extend down into the nearly foot-long nectar tube of the ghost orchid? For generations, that question has interested researchers who’ve speculated that the giant sphinx moth, which has a proboscis that often exceeds 10 inches, was …

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Shots of Snuggling Swans and Ravenous Shags Best the 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest

 Photography #birds #competitions April 2, 2021 Grace Ebert Image © Brian Matthews, European shag. All images © Bird Photographer of the Year, shared with permission This year’s Bird Photographer of the Year contest (previously) highlights a variety of avian adventures from a mallard duckling chasing a fly and an impatient shag to a hamerkop …

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