Guillermo Del Toro created this sketch for his Left Hand of Darkness adaption of The Count of Monte Cristo that he undertook after his father was kidnapped in 1997.
"I am just NORMALLY WEIRRD!" And more bon mots from the legendary artist on the occasion of a sprawling new 448-page monograph of his work.
Artist Alex Chinneck turned a building on its head—and left the structure dangling almost a full story above the ground. Here’s how he did it.
Gravity comes undone on a suburban block in “Loading,” where houses, bicycles, and sofas float into the sky. “Journey” turns blue paint squeezed from a tube into a pirate ship, using software to play with the texture of paint in a way that would likely impossible to do with real physical paint.
This is C.A.R.L., a beautiful and sad robot.
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Affected by her brother’s near-fatal car accident, artist Diane Meyer explores the concept of memory by cross-stitching photographs.
It would be easy to dismiss the sculptures of Francesco Albano as mere grotesques—as monsters dreamed up by a B-movie producer looking to induce stomach-churning shock value. It would be easy, if their wax skins didn’t look so human, so deflated, and so relatable—if we didn’t see a bit of our own mortality inside each melted or mutated figure.
"The most natural and expressive tool for getting ideas on Paper—a beautiful blend of advanced technology and crafted design."
FiftyThree has a new stylus for its Paper app. It’s called Pencil.
"It’s almost a miracle to see each letterform leave his paintbrush so fully formed and perfect."
Eye-popping images on Colossal will make art lovers of us all
"Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each.”
Hailing from the Colombian city of Bogotá, Herrera has been fascinated by birds ever since her mother brought home a pair of them when she was a girl. “I loved them, but I began to be concerned about them. Surely these animals have a reason to exist besides just being put in a cage?” she remembers. “When I went outside, I saw that birds were real living creatures, having real experiences just like me. I wanted to try to save their experiences and simultaneously remind myself of how important it was to be alive.”
This feeling of empathy between birds and herself—fellow creatures exploring the world with a joy and curiosity that could so easily be caged—is what inspired Herrera to start making her hyper-realistic sculptures. She creates a base model, then feathers it over with papercraft plumage delicately filamented with scissors.
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