Mind-Blowing Lego Art Creations by Nathan Sawaya

Lego art isn’t anything new – ever since the Lego Group launched the interlocking building blocks all the way back in 1949, budding artists the world over have been presenting their colourful constructions in galleries, on the internet and even out in the open. But the Lego creations of New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya are so eye-poppingly spectacular and spectacularly eye-popping they deserve to have some light shone upon their countless interconnected bricks.

Ever since 2002, ex-laywer Sawaya has been creating large-scale sculptures of the human body, everyday objects and real-life constructions, all made entirely out of regular ol’ Lego bricks, and has been showcasing them in museums all across the globe. Currently, he is touring the States and also Australia in a new exhibition, named “The Art of the Brick,” wowing museum-goers worldwide with his magnificent designs. Below is a collection of some of his finest work, but if you want to see more you could go take a look at his official site or even pay one of his exhibitions a visit – just don’t knock any of the pieces over. [Read more...]

Amazing Photorealistic Paintings by Pedro Campos

Take a long, hard look at the picture above and the pictures below, and you’d swear that they were the works of a talented photographer; take an even closer look, you still wouldn’t doubt this cocksure belief. However, the picture above and the ones collected below were not captured by photographers, nor even by cameras: they were, in fact, captured on a canvas by a common-or-garden paintbrush and some dollops of oil paint.

These are the works of Pedro Campos, a Spanish artist who specialises in photorealism, an art movement that attempts to depict everyday objects, the natural world and real-life human beings in the most hyper-realistic way possible, giving the viewer the impression that what they are looking at is nothing more than a typical photograph. As you can see in this article, as well as on his official website, Campos enjoys depicting household items, from Coke cans to motorcycles, all bewilderingly completed by hand, without the aid of a computer. Pretty amazing, right? [Read more...]

Souvenirs And Their Real Life Counterparts

Tourists are famous for taking same odd poses in front of some of the world’s most popular sites and monuments, and it seems like there’s no end to it. For instance, countless people taken turns pretending to support the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  Sure, it was fun the first 20 times, but at what point does high-fiving the Statue of Liberty lose it’s novelty?

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Self Taught Artist Makes Incredible Portraits

A real estate agent from Chicago, Illinois picked up his pencils and began to draw masterpieces with them, something he hadn’t done since he was a teenager 30 years ago. The results are so incredible that it’s hard to believe that he has had no formal art education.

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Using Light To Create Incredible Drawings

This amazing series of drawings called “Illinois 4″ is probably one of the most detailed and punctilious works of art, as far as light painting goes. It was made by photographer Brian
Matthew Hart
with the help of Dena Pickering. They made the art in one night in a dark attic.

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