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12 August 2022 @ 6:15 pm
Set against the stark backdrops attainable only during blackwater dives, larval fish become strange, otherworldly specimens with glasslike bodies and translucent fins that billow outward. Their delicate, still-developing anatomies are the subjects of Steven Kovacs’s underwater photos, which frame the young creatures at such precarious stages of life.
Living in Palm Beach, Kovacs (previously) frequents the waters off the Florida coasts, although he’s also recently explored areas near Kona, Hawaii. More
12 August 2022 @ 3:15 pm
Many days, artist and illustrator Graham Franciose sits down with watercolor, gouache, and a small sheet of cotton paper to paint a whimsical scene or surreal moment. A skateboarder carries a tree in a backpack, an anxious figure peeks through a colorful monster mask, and an oversized lion snarls at an approaching man. “I like to do these first thing in the morning when I am still not fully awake and start with a blank slate and no preconceived idea,” he tells Colossal. More
12 August 2022 @ 2:12 pm
Ospreys, the large raptors with barbed talons and dense, oily plumage, feed almost exclusively on fish and are known to completely submerge themselves in the water during a hunt. An unanticipated photo by Andy Woo, though, captures the avian predator in a botched attempt as it skims the surface rather than plunging in to retrieve its next meal. “Although I couldn’t figure out what just happened at the time, in looking at the sequence I captured, it looks to me like the osprey tried to grab a fish out of the water, missed, and then could not get enough lift to quickly get back in the air,” he tells Peta Pixel. More
11 August 2022 @ 10:35 pm
Constellations, butterflies, and bold checkered prints overlay the animalistic forms by Anne Lemanski. Beginning with a copper armature, the North Carolina-based artist stretches vintage paper or patterns of scanned objects across a minimal metal form and stitches the edges together into a geometric patchwork.
Ranging from abstract shapes to illustrations and photos, the printed motifs evoke each character’s temperament, presence, and overall essence. “Stella Terra,” for example, is sheathed in white paper, and images of animals and objects speckle the ephemeral material similar to the spotted coat of the live Appaloosa counterpart. More
11 August 2022 @ 6:24 pm
A grotesquely beautiful monster with monarch wings, long feathered lashes, and a curiously large mouth has taken over a corner building in Montréal. The cheeky puppet mural is by French-Canadian artist Danaé Brissonnet in collaboration with Poncili Creacion and stands at the intersection of Boulevard Saint Laurent and Rue Marie Anne. Centered around the theme of digestion, the massive public work is a playful, metaphorical interpretation of the bodily process. “These days I’m intrigued with exploring the ways in which I nourish myself… the who and what I let inside,” Brissonnet writes on Instagram. More
11 August 2022 @ 4:00 pm
We’re thrilled to announce our monthly series of workshops that explore incredible creativity from leading visual artists. We even have a shiny, new way to stay in the loop about upcoming events with our Colossal Workshops newsletter. Following the remarkable response to our forthcoming session with Hollie Chastain—which is now sold out—we look forward to inviting you to a new class next month! Colossal Members always receive a discount on registration and have access to a growing library of recordings. M
11 August 2022 @ 2:45 pm
The annual Nature TTL Photographer of the Year contest garnered more than 8,000 submissions this round, with some of the most impressive images focusing on fauna in the wild and stunning light-based phenomena that illuminate nighttime skies. Taken around the globe, the winning photos demonstrate both acts of stealth and moments of serendipity. Images range from Matt Engelmann capturing an unaware dog fox as it creeps over a Swiss mountain to Mauro Tronto framing a rainbow shooting upwards from the misty Godafass waterfalls in Iceland, the glowing northern lights overhead. More
10 August 2022 @ 7:26 pm
Healthy fibers meet delicious decadence in Normalynn Ablao’s crocheted provisions. The California-based crafter and pattern maker is cooking up spring rolls, pies, and party-sized platters of chicken wings, crudites, and dip, all made with yarn. Like her pastas, Ablao continues to serve textured designs that mimic their edible counterparts, although she tends to have a taste for cakes, pies, and other baked goods that you can find on Instagram. More
10 August 2022 @ 4:00 pm
What do an injured Kelley O’Hara and “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” by Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti have in common? The exasperated soccer star and 1675 religious masterpiece find unexpected synchronicity thanks to LJ Rader, the creator behind the wildly popular meme account ArtButMakeItSports.
Since 2015, Rader has been cleverly pairing photos from professional sports with art historical works. What began as a personal project that involved visits to museums and some of the week’s most intensely emotional images from soccer matches or basketball games has evolved into Twitter and Instagram accounts with considerable followings.
10 August 2022 @ 3:17 pm
In the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, an enormous single-cell organism floats among the Victorian iron colonnades of the cavernous Grand Gallery. Bristol-based multidisciplinary artist Luke Jerram often explores the nature of scale and perception in his pieces (previously), and the latest installation of his inflatable sculpture “E.coli,” which has been displayed in locations around the U.K., spans 90 feet, representing the bacterium at 5 million times its actual size. More
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10 August 2022 @ 7:04 am
Not everybody develops an addiction after using prescription medication or illicit drugs. However, some people develop a physical dependence on these substances. That’s because, over time, certain drugs change the brain’s chemistry. And these changes can lead to compulsive drug use, even in people who don’t want to keep taking the substance. Essentially, the brain…
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5 August 2022 @ 6:16 pm
Digital marketing agencies are a key aspect of growth for a growing digital business, but hiring a dedicated team of professionals could cost upwards of $800k annually, depending on your needs, of course! Few organizations can afford the salary costs for a marketing position, especially when hiring unproven employees for such important work. Luckily, there…
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25 July 2022 @ 7:39 pm
Looking at HydraFacial VS customary facial Priorities straight, with a customary facial, you will undoubtedly encounter a couple of awkward minutes during the treatment. Extractions, when will be the point at which the specialist goes a piece further to clean your pores, is by and large the most un-charming part. Conventional facials are useful for…
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24 June 2022 @ 9:26 am
When it comes to choosing cufflinks for the groom, many men feel at a loss. With so many different designs and styles to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which ones will be most appropriate – not to mention unique. If you’re looking for a way to make your groom’s cufflinks stand out,…
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7 June 2022 @ 9:16 am
Traveling is an essential part of life. It enables you to explore new places, people, cultures, and history. It’s not only an excellent way to make new friends, but traveling also allows you to recharge and re-connect. Moreover, traveling relieves stress, makes you physically healthier, lifts your mood, and boosts creativity. Several life experts say…
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30 May 2022 @ 1:29 pm
At this point, you have applied for NSFAS and want to find out if your application is successful. Fortunately, you no longer need to wait for a phone call or SMS or to keep calling the helpline to find out. It is extremely easy to look for yourself. NSFAS uses the MYNSFAS student Portal to…
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20 May 2022 @ 7:37 pm
So far, over 400 different active substances have been detected in the cannabis plant. At least 80 of these are cannabinoids. Two active ingredients are of particular interest: THC and CBD. The first is an intoxicant, which is addictive and is banned in the UK and most European countries. The second is not psychoactive but…
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14 May 2022 @ 12:27 pm
While the use of computer graphics technologies in cinematography is no longer surprising, 3D printing in this area is rarely mentioned. But this doesn’t mean that 3D printers are not used in movies at all. One of the most challenging tasks in filmmaking is the production of objects that are important to the plot, be…
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9 May 2022 @ 2:12 pm
By: Lauren Ali ALL IMAGES BY: Pixy Yijun Liao Pixy Yijun Liao, a Chinese artist, confronts the commonly socialized gender dynamics between men and women in her photo series, Experimental Relationships. Interested in observing what happens when men and women switch their given gender roles, Pixy places herself and Moro, a Japanese musician whom she…
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9 May 2022 @ 7:27 am
The stock market has been going through something of a roller coaster ride over the past few years. With various factors working against it, it’s been a challenging time for investors everywhere. But, if there’s anything to be learned from this, it’s that volatility is a part of investing. The good news is that this…
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12 August 2022 @ 8:21 pm
The bill was signed by governor Kathy Hochul this week.
The post A New Law Requires New York Museums to Indicate If Artworks on View Passed Through Nazi Hands appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 5:33 pm
The late author's desk is also on offer.
The post The Late Joan Didion’s Art Collection, With Works by Ed Ruscha, Jennifer Bartlett, and Others, Is Heading to Auction appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 5:10 pm
This week: Small galleries making big impressions, a Wet Paint whiparound, Christie’s hopes to cash in on Clemente, and much more—all in a 6-minute read (1,608 words).
The post The Back Room: Outside In appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 4:32 pm
Sica takes us on a tour of his summer life out on Long Island.
The post Wet Paint in the Wild: Art Dealer Dakota Sica Burns Gallery Checklists and Goes Surfing on the East End appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 4:06 pm
This is the third incident of a tourist wreaking havoc on Italy's cultural heritage in recent history
The post First Vesuvius, Now This? An Australian Tourist Just Got Caught Going on a Moped Joyride Through Pompeii’s Vulnerable Ruins appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 1:51 pm
Plus, Hauser and Wirth buys the Groucho Club in London, and the Getty returns sculptures to Italy.
The post Art Industry News: The U.S. Is Training a New Generation of ‘Monuments Men’ to Protect Endangered Art Around the World + Other Stories appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 9:18 am
The young British photographer and filmmaker is making her U.S. debut with an exhibition at Jeffrey Deitch in Los Angeles.
The post Meet Nadia Lee Cohen, an Artist Whose Astounding, Shape-Shifting Self-Portraits Are Drawing Crowds in Hollywood appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 5:45 am
Boafo is one of the major painting stars of recent years.
The post In Pictures: See Amoako Boafo’s First Solo Museum Exhibition, Meant to Show Visitors in Texas ‘How I Want to Be Seen’ appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 5:30 am
The advisor shares what he has learned from a decade of collecting in the field.
The post Why Are Art Investors Suddenly Ravenous for Dinosaurs? A Q&A With Nicolai Frahm, a Collector With Scientists on Speed Dial appeared first on Artnet News.
12 August 2022 @ 5:30 am
This week, we're revisiting one of our favorite episodes.
The post The Art Angle Podcast: Marina Abramović on How Her Artistic Method Can Change Your Life [Re-Air] appeared first on Artnet News.
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12 August 2022 @ 6:50 pm
Setting up your dorm room is simultaneously one of the most overwhelming and exciting parts of moving to college. For...
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10 August 2022 @ 2:50 pm
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29 July 2022 @ 2:53 pm
The first day of fall semester will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start planning...
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28 July 2022 @ 4:50 pm
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28 July 2022 @ 3:50 pm
These doggone good dog puns are just what you need to brighten the heaviness of a hard day. We all...
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28 July 2022 @ 3:06 pm
You’ve probably heard the phrase “a tired dog is a good dog,” but have you ever heard that a socialized...
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27 July 2022 @ 7:15 pm
Pet bandanas are one of the most popular furry friend accessories. However, they’re more than just a fashion accessory. Pet...
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25 July 2022 @ 8:52 pm
To ease your pain and suffering as you return to the real world after your blissful summer (sorry about by...
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22 July 2022 @ 6:05 pm
It never fails: You find the perfect comfy blanket for getting cozy on the couch only to have your favorite...
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22 July 2022 @ 3:57 pm
When you get a new pet, some supplies are more obvious than others: a leash for your dog or a...
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