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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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Modern day celebrities are placed into classic artworks

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Celebrities probably get told all the time that they have ageless beauty, so one Tumblr blogger put this to the test to see what it’d be like if their faces were transplanted on classic artworks from the painting masters.

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Someone turned a bunch of movie posters into sloth-loving classics

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 20 April 2015

Sooo, we love sloths around here, right? Those idle creatures that look kinda creepy but are kinda cute have just mesmerized us with a batch of movie posters, replacing humans for themselves. 

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Incredible life-like wooden sculptures: we interviewed the master sculptor

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 20 April 2015

Take a quick glance at Peter Demetz’s wooden sculptures and you’d probably mistake them for real people. Each one is flawlessly created by this master sculptor, and it’s no surprise how flawless they are since each piece takes Demetz anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete, depending on size and composition. […]

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Check out this incredible 3D sleeve tattoo by Tony Booth

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 April 2015

There are sleeve tattoos and then there are sleeve tattoos. Completed by tattoo artist Tony Booth, this 3D tattoo looks like it belongs to a cyborg from the future with its intense – and realistic – tile work.

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These are some pretty realistic birds made of just wood and paper

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 15 April 2015

With only wood, paper and some pretty deft fingers, London-based artist and sculptor Zack Mclaughlin produces beautiful birds for us to gasp in wonder.

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Amazing illustrations drawn with a single, continuous line

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

Cory Casella wins the prize for the most artistic doodles ever. Because though these may look like they’re drawn the traditional way, Casella actually uses just one line for each illustration.

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Everyday objects have their wishes come true with this very animated photography

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

ErAn Croitoru gives a voice to all the silent objects in our lives. The chess pieces, the kettles and mugs, the power lines, the cameras — anything we go about using day-to-day that most often gets pushed into the background.

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This chameleon doesn’t change its colours, it morphs into two women instead

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

So you think this is possibly the most beautiful chameleon you have ever seen. Except it isn’t. Look hard and discover for yourself the amazing illusion of some serious body painting that Johannes Stötter, an Italian bodypaint artist, wants you to believe.

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This majestic landscape was completed by one artist using not brushes but a pair of skates

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

Before you start imagining what sort of huge brushes Tian Haisu had used for her mega 13 metres (43 feet) tall by six metres (20 feet) wide painting of a Chinese landscape, stop. It was actually painted by skates she put on which have been adapted to hold a pot of paint attached to the wheels.

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This artist does amazing stuff with your everyday recycled PET plastic bottles

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

What were you doing in 2004? For Czech artist Veronika Richterová, born in 1964, the year represented a turning point in her artistic foray when she devoted herself to creating individualistic art pieces with the easily accessible PET bottles.

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Street artist uses public installations in Paris as part of his interactive drawings

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

The streets of Paris become an outdoor art gallery, thanks to French artist Charles Leval (aka Levalet) and his interactive – not to mention highly-amusing – drawings. Taking ordinary items you’d normally see on the street – like a drain pipe, or a lamp post, or even a piece of garbage – the street artist gives them new purpose and meaning by incorporating them as central pieces of his artworks.

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The artist behind these gripping paintings painted them after he has completely lost his sight

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 9 April 2015

Mr. Bramblitt is a 37-year-old from Dallas who became completely blind in 2001. His loss of vision took place gradually over 20 years, and while the exact cause is unclear, Bramblitt believes it is linked to his  brain seizures which started when he was only two.

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Cool tutorial shows us how to make Galaxy Easter eggs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 8 April 2015

I guess you could say that these Easter egg are so beautiful, they’re… out of this world. Thanks to Allisson Murray of Dream A Little Bigger, we now know how to make beautiful Easter eggs that look like they’re mini portals to outer space.

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What your favourite TV shows and films would look like if they were VHS tapes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 8 April 2015

For April Fool’s, blogger ‘Golem13’ pranked his readers by making them think that there are actually VHS tapes of modern TV shows and films. How’s that for #TBT?

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Australian artist paints ocean rocks with colourful dots to turn them into mandalas

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Canada-based Aussie artist Elspeth McLean uses random ocean rocks she finds as her canvas. Using a technique she calls ‘dotillism’, she applies as many as six applications of acrylic paint to infuse the material with as much colour and detail as she can, turning the oft-unnoticed pieces into intricate and mesmerizing mandalas.

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