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The Use of Art in Advertising

lindsey April 16, 2014

The common form of advertising is a form of communication used to persuade viewers or listeners to purchase a new product. But did you know that an outstanding radio or TV ad can also be referred to as a form of art? When people hear the word “art,” they usually relate it to paintings and… Continue Reading »

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Pascal Janssen’s Emphatic Faces

lindsey April 6, 2014

Pascal Janssen‘s talent for creating faces makes it hard to believe he’s just 21 years old. The Belgian artist paints, draws and collages features with so much emotion in them, each face nearly breathes with life. He mostly draws portraits of his friends, occasionally including a favorite musician. He captures those moments of revelation and self-doubt… Continue Reading »

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Teodosio Sectio Aurea’s Shadow Art

lindsey January 28, 2014

An artist from Athens, Greece, Teodosio Sectio Aurea paints with shadows, using sculpture and light to recreate masterpieces in negative space. He takes us through a tour of art history using different types of sculpture to match each shadow — thick black metal for “Guernica,” a cherry blossom tree forms a woman in “Akina – spring flower,”… Continue Reading »

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Meet Gabriel Folli: A French Artist Collaging Memories & Landscapes

lindsey December 12, 2013

Gabriel Folli is a young French artist, working in nearly every medium to interpret his memories and the world around him. He’s studied at the University of Amiens, near Paris since 2009 and has exhibited in Amiens, Abbeville and Bourges, France this year. His collaged works are my favorite — layer upon layer of photographs and color… Continue Reading »

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Bright Expression from Ilaria Berenice

lindsey October 24, 2013

Ilaria Berenice is an Italian artist who uses color and loose forms to express herself on paper. Her works keep their wet, fluid feel even though the paint has long been dry. Every stroke looks intentional and spontaneous all at once, and the bright colors she uses brings every shape and form to life. She… Continue Reading »

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Meet WanderArt: Making Art Easy to Find

lindsey October 10, 2013

Usually when I use “meet” in a things worth post title, it’s because the post is an interview and I like to feel like I’m introducing the people who were nice enough to answer my questions. But this one’s about me and a crazy goal I have to get everyone, everywhere talking about art.  That’s… Continue Reading »

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The 27 Best Breaking Bad Artworks Out There

lindsey September 19, 2013

My eternal love for Breaking Bad has seeped into every part of my life. This is the final stage – blogging about Breaking Bad art. I spend enough time on Reddit to know that there are some incredibly talented fans of the show. Each character depicted has so much emotion seeping out of them as… Continue Reading »

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Peter Pink’s Potatoes

lindsey August 7, 2013

German artist Peter Pink uses vegetables as a medium, turning a sack of potatoes into a tiny conceptual army that takes on stereotypes in a way that’s flippant and funny. More than stereotypes though, more like popular thought and going along with the program because of how easy it is to blend in and give… Continue Reading »

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Dan McDermott’s Speeding Oils

lindsey August 6, 2013

She leans forward laughing, and her hair streams behind her head like the tail of a shooting star. Dan McDermott’s paintings put the scene in fast forward, including present and almost-present scenes together in a way that makes the action look like it’s happening at light speed. In the stiller scenes, the paint casts the… Continue Reading »

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Jeffro Uitto’s Driftwood Sculpture

lindsey August 5, 2013

Jeffro Uitto scours the Washington coast for perfect pieces of driftwood, then spends years combining and carving them into wondrous works of art. He makes functional pieces like extravagant chairs, benches and tables, and his animal sculptures have garnered a lot of press lately, but I think his conceptual sculpture is where it’s at. The… Continue Reading »

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Art in Action: Jed Leiknes’ SMILE

lindsey August 2, 2013

Jed Leiknes’ work is kind of frightening, but in a haunted house/horror movie kind of way. Flesh melts and skulls stare straight at you without eyes. Everything looks like it’s on fire but somehow isn’t burning. The paint looks so alive, like somehow it’s still moving even after it’s dry. Which is what makes Leiknes’… Continue Reading »

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Antonio Corradini’s Veiled Sculpture

lindsey August 1, 2013

Antonio Corradini lived from 1668 until June 1752, and he worked as a Rococo sculptor in Venice. There’s not a lot known about him, but he’s most famous for his veiled women, and it’s not hard to see why. Her smooth skin shines right through the thin ripples of the veil resting softly – it… Continue Reading »

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