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High-brow art, low-brow art, somewhere in between brow-art. Hmmm. We wear our brows firmly on our face, thank-you. Oh, that’s a photorealistic line drawing of a cat riding a bicycle, you say. Right? No, well, it looks kinda cool so we’ll say it’s art anyway. And we’ll dig it more if it actually has some meaning.

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What Star Wars would look like if it were made in Japan

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 July 2015

To show that even centuries-old art genres can still keep up with the times, the ‘Rhythm Force’ project in Japan has come up with a collection of woodblock prints and paintings that depict scenes from a galaxy far, far away.

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Pornogami: a book on how to make adult-themed origami sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 17 July 2015

It’s time to move up from drawing penises to actually making them – in paper form, that is. ‘Pornogami’ is an origami book that teach us how to turn an innocent piece of paper into a naughty work of art. It contains simple tutorials on how to recreate erotic body parts, like penises, vaginas, breasts, sperm cells, and handcuffs. Perfect for entertaining guests and showing them how perfectly mature you are.

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Artist uses spilled food as paint to make beautiful artworks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 17 July 2015

While most people would see a coffee spill as a mess, Giulia Bernardelli from Italy sees it as art. The 27-year-old artist uses spilled food items like coffee, chocolate, ice cream, and even what looks like baby food, to make paintings.

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Seeing these amazing overlapping leg tattoos will make you want to get one

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 16 July 2015

Tattoo artist Houston Patton and creative director Dagny Fox collaborate to make beautiful tattoos that only make sense when paired with another.

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Nightmarish post-apocalyptic images you can’t turn away from

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 July 2015

Russian artist Yuri Shwedoff makes all our nightmares come true in his post-apocalyptic art series that sees freeways shut down, space shuttle burnt out and humans eradicated from the planet.

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Classic paintings are given a ssscary makeover with snakes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 July 2015

What happens when snakes take over a plane? Pretty bad things. But when snakes take over classic art, we get some pretty cool work that’s a little bit ssscary and a whole lot awesome.

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Stunning x-ray art reveals what’s beneath the layers

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 15 July 2015

You might think x-rays are just for hospitals but British artist and photographer Hugh Turvey proves us all wrong.

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A massive ball pit filled with 1 million plastic balls is heaven on earth

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Inside the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C, Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture filled a 10,000-square foot space with 1 million plastic balls, creating what is probably heaven here on earth: an insanely huge ball pit.

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This library by the sea appears to be bottomless when you look down

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 15 July 2015

In Denmark, Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg has put up an installation that every book worm would love: a bottomless library.

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These bananas are so beautiful, they’re better off in a museum than in our bellies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 15 July 2015

We’re going absolutely bananas over Romanian artist Dan Cretu’s series ‘Bananametrics’, wherein he turns the yellow fruit into gorgeous edible sculptures by dressing them up in intricate and colourful patterns.

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Incredible optical illusion art that makes your mind melt!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 July 2015

As part of the 2015 Life Festival in Liechtenstein, Leon Keer created quite an art piece. Taking a 4m x 4m wall area along with a 4m x 4m floor, Keer transformed blank white space into an elaborate optical illusion we can’t take our eyes away from.

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Meet the bacteria that poops 24-carat gold

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 10 July 2015

Oh, bacteria. Micro-organisms get a bad reputation sometimes for wrecking havoc on our systems with infections, but these bacteria prove it’s not all doom and gloom… but glitter? A bunch of researchers from Michigan State University started feeding the Cupriavidus metallidurans bacteria massive amounts of the naturally-occurring toxic auric chloride, only to discover the bacteria […]

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Upside-down painting only makes sense when you look at the water’s reflection

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 9 July 2015

For the Malonny Art Festival in Marijampole, Lithuania, street artist Ray Bartkus made a mural that doesn’t seem right – or should I say, upright.

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It took 10,123 post-it notes to redecorate a room from bare white to rainbow

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By Hilora Johns in New Art on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Have you ever wondered how many post-it notes are needed to cover an entire room? YouTuber Ernest Goujon did!

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Embroidered portraits of women by Sarah-Anne Kennedy

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By Aoife O'Toole in New Art on Tuesday 7 July 2015

‘A Common Thread’ is an exhibition of embroidered portraits by Sarah-Anne Kennedy depicting women’s traditional style and costume from all around the globe. From Japan to Finland, Ireland to Nepal this intricate handwork celebrates the strength and beauty of femininity – from the primitive to the sophisticated.

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