Art

My neighborhood will be getting a Tony Fitzpatrick mural

Which of these collages by Tony Fitzpatrick do you like best? One of these collages will become a mural in my town, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Glen Ellyn resident, Diana Martinez, posted on Facebook: On behalf of the DuPage Public Art Committee and College of DuPage, we are working on installing a mural in the new …

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Estonian man makes an ice carousel

A man in Estonia spends hours cutting a circle in the bay ice, inserts a boat motor into a hole to make the circle spin.

Discover visual connections between two works of art

Pick two works of art. Google will find the visual connection between the two artworks. Using several artworks that look visually similar, you’ll see a visual bridge between artworks. What is the connection between a 4,000-year-old clay figure and Van Gogh’s Starry Night? How do you get from Bruegel’s Tower of Babel to the street …

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1st century Ancient Romans held their personal belongings in cute containers

During the first century, what did the Ancient Romans use to hold their stuff? Answer: Very cute containers! The Art Institute of Chicago’s collection has this adorable 1st century Roman container for personal items: I love how this looks like a ceramic container someone would make in a basic ceramics class. Rough around the edges, …

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Sidewalk Poetry Program

Poems are stamped into sidewalk squares throughout Appleton, Wisconsin. Any resident are eligible to submit poems to the program. How wonderful! What a great way for people to feel a little more ownership of their community. Resident poets can walk along, and then point out “that’s my poem!” For those who simply enjoy the poems, …

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Idea: An artificial intelligence tool that lists artists most similar to your art

What if there was a tool that could tell you which artists in art history are most like your artwork? Upload 20 images of your artwork to this tool. Based on your art, a list of artists is generated most similar to your artwork. How would this work? The program would use machine learning to …

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Art that transforms under blacklight

Canadian passport when held under UV light Canadians know how to party. Everyone got your passport? Turn on the black lights… and… LET’S PARTY!!! The Canadian passport comes alive under black light. The regular image under normal light is so staid and traditional. The clock tower building is the The Parliament of Canada, seated at …

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The origami master who took 50 hours to fold a Samurai warrior

The person who folded this incredible Samurai did a folding process video. Watching it will absorb you. This man folding the paper is like a Samurai warrior. His pre-creased sheet like a map, planning his attack. The insane folds looking initially like a disjointed pile of paper is the moving forward to battle in a …

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Earliest artworks of fireworks

Fireworks captured in 1782. Very cool to see artwork capturing fireworks from so long ago. The Art Institute of Chicago’s “Art Tab” Chrome extension always displays interesting random artworks. Check out how crazy these fireworks look. The lines streaking across the sky looks like lightning! I’m guessing these early fireworks didn’t always have a straight …

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