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Using Naturally Dyed Cotton, Artist Sipho Mabona Explores Transformation through Origami

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Banksy Finances ‘Louise Michel’ Lifeboat to Rescue Refugees From the Mediterranean

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A Disorienting Short Film by Lydia Cambron Recreates ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ in Quarantine

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Interview: The Neon Art Collective ‘She Bends’ Discusses the Womxn at the Forefront of the Trade

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Grab a Pair of Socks Emblazoned with Masterpieces from Art History

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Formed With Geometric Blocks of Color, Modern Women Exhibit Strength in Artist Luciano Cian’s Prints

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Explore the Traditional Art of Ebru as Garip Ay Creates Entrancing Water Paintings

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Powerful and Emotive, Patrick Onyekwere’s Hyperrealistic Portraits Are Rendered in Ballpoint Pen

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 A new short film by Optical Arts depicts what would be a dinner-party nightmare: ceramic plates and bowls shatter, red wine cascades from long-stemmed glasses, and sharp knives dive to the floor. Despite its explosive scenes, “Tocatta” subsequently shows the same dinnerware, drinks, and plates of boiled eggs seamlessly repair and float upward as whole objects. A multivalent consideration of physical contact, the word “tocatta” both originates from an Italian form of &#8 Colossal Art, Plates And Bowls, Ceramic Plates, Boiled Eggs, Consideration, Short Film, Red Wine, Dinnerware, Knives

Dinnerware, Eggs, and Wine Shatter and Seamlessly Repair in Dramatic Film by Optical Arts

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When Dehli-based photographer Sankar Sridhar visits the Yamuna River in winter, he observes hundreds of gulls, terns, and other birds as they flock to the Ganges tributary that flows through the Indian city. Despite the river’s inability to maintain a thriving ecosystem in that stretch, the avians are spurred by site fidelity as they migrate each year, a ritualistic act Sridhar recently captured in a series titled Long Live the River. More Migratory Birds, Behance, Colossal Art, River Bank, Water Quality, Bird Species, Outdoor Photography, Blur, Lightroom

Through a Blur of Migratory Birds, Photographer Sankar Sridhar Captures the Rituals of the Yamuna River

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Tatiana Cardona’s ceramic planters, mugs, and vases might pucker up for a kiss but their lips will never tell. The Miami-based artist, who runs the shop Female Alchemy, creates playful vessels featuring pursed lips lined in reds and pinks and minimal faces with moody expressions. “The concept of lips was inspired by the feminist movement in the ’60s-’70s where red lipstick stood as a symbol of protest. The work has since then evolved into a positive and fun way to promote femininity in a s Feminist Movement, Scrap Material, Colossal Art, How To Line Lips, Cute Mugs, Ceramic Planters, Red Lipsticks, Summer Of Love, Alchemy

Rosy, Voluptuous Lips and Moody Faces Enliven Ceramic Vessels by Artist Tatiana Cardona

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For Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, pastel backdrops and numerous shades of orange, blue, and pink directly connect to the Black subjects depicted in his oil paintings. The artist, who was born in Ghana and now resides in Portland, uses a range of bold hues to engage with emotions. “Through time, I have formed a unique language through color, one that serves to communicate directly to my audience,” he tells Colossal. With skin rendered in shades of gray, each subject helps to establish the c Yves Klein Blue, Kehinde Wiley, Bright Paintings, Oil Paintings, Colossal Art, African Culture, Male Figure, Art History, Oil On Canvas

In Bright Paintings Full of Color, Artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Depicts Black Subjects in Gray

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In Joanna Vestey’s Custodians for COVID series, one worker poses idly amid an otherwise unobstructed shot of a historic venue. The Oxford-based photographer has been capturing the empty seats and balconies of London theaters, which have been closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For the timely series, Vestey visited 20 venues, including Royal Albert Hall, The Globe, and National Theatre, to photograph the breadth of the vacant architecture. More Stratford East, Alexandra Palace, London Theatre, Colossal Art, National Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, Peaceful Places, Art Club, Poses

Plush Seats and Ornate Balconies Sit Empty in Joanna Vestey’s Unobstructed Photographs of London Theaters

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Dutch artist Leon Keer is known for his large-scale anamorphic and Trompe-l’œil projects, transforming the sides of buildings and sidewalks into illusory public art. His latest mural, titled “Safe House,” turns the side of a housing complex in Morlaix, France, into a massive, wrapped gift. Despite its flat surface, the gold paper appears to crinkle and bulge under the bright, imperfectly cut tape. “It is not obvious for everybody to have a roof over their head. More Street Art News, Street Art Graffiti, Street Artists, Leon Keer, Christo And Jeanne Claude, Art Public, Building A Container Home, Dane Dehaan, Colossal Art

A 3D Mural by Artist Leon Keer Wraps a French Housing Complex Like a Gift

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Like most romances, penguins’ relationships aren’t black and white. The aquatic birds’ are known for their scandalous affairs, messy heartbreaks, and frequent kidnappings of each others’ chicks. To keep track of their complicated relationship statuses, caretakers at the Tokyo’s Sumida Aquarium and Kyoto Aquarium have created a complex network documenting 2020’s romances. The two flowcharts are replete with color-coded lines and symbols: Red hearts denote coupl Aquatic Birds, Purple Line, Complicated Relationship, Colossal Art, Penguin S, Reality Tv Shows, Question Mark, Web Magazine, Art Club

Japanese Aquariums Track Penguins’ Dramatic, Salacious Love Lives Through Complex Flowcharts

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Los Angeles-based designer Laura Estrada handcrafts sustainable jewelry pieces that are conceptually driven, sculptural adornments for the body and face. She uses ancient metalsmithing techniques to create timeless, wearable heirlooms that merge fashion with art. “From a very young age, I have been building little objects with my hands, ” Estrada explains. “This obsession manifested itself when I took a metalsmithing class in college.” Metal is the designer’s chosen medium, and she describes… Luxury Jewelry, Jewelry Shop, Jewelry Design, Jewelry Art, Photo Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Face Jewellery, Colossal Art, Mystique

Sprawling Metal Forms Elegant, Sculptural Jewelry by Designer Laura Estrada

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