Fantastical Hybrid Characters by Toco-Oco Imagine the Mysteries of Human Nature

FANTASTICAL HYBRID CHARACTERS BY TOCO-OCO IMAGINE THE MYSTERIES OF HUMAN NATURE

All images © Toco-Oco Playfully curious, a troupe of hybrid characters dreamed up by the Brazil-based Toco-Oco has an inclination for...

Devoid of Surroundings, Grainy Colored Pencil Portraits by Uli Knörzer Emphasize a Subject's Distinct Demeanor

DEVOID OF SURROUNDINGS, GRAINY COLORED PENCIL PORTRAITS BY ULI KNÖRZER EMPHASIZE A SUBJECT'S DISTINCT DEMEANOR

All images © Uli Knörzer, shared with permission Berlin-based artist Uli Knörzer highlights the signature grainy texture of colored...

 
 
 
Humor Infuses Exaggerated Features in Lola Dupre's Meticulously Distorted Collages

HUMOR INFUSES EXAGGERATED FEATURES IN LOLA DUPRE'S METICULOUSLY DISTORTED COLLAGES

“Randy 3,” 8.2 x 11.6 inches. All images © Lola Dupre, shared with permission Glasgow-based artist Lola Dupre 's evocative and often...

Interview: Production Designer Liz Toonkel Describes Creating the Adorable Universe of ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On'

INTERVIEW: PRODUCTION DESIGNER LIZ TOONKEL DESCRIBES CREATING THE ADORABLE UNIVERSE OF ‘MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON'

 A tiny mollusk with a big personality, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is famous for quirky antics and endlessly entertaining use...

 
 
 
Scratchy Pencil-and-Ink Drawings by Jon Carling Conjure Mythical Beings and Surreal Sorcery

SCRATCHY PENCIL-AND-INK DRAWINGS BY JON CARLING CONJURE MYTHICAL BEINGS AND SURREAL SORCERY

All images © Jon Carling, shared with permission From his studio in northern California, artist Jon Carling summons the metaphysical...

Discarded Tools, Scrap Metals, and Fabrics Form the Spirited Sculptures by Mohsen Heydari Yeganeh

DISCARDED TOOLS, SCRAP METALS, AND FABRICS FORM THE SPIRITED SCULPTURES BY MOHSEN HEYDARI YEGANEH

All images © Mohsen Heydari Yeganeh, shared with permission Artist Mohsen Heydari Yeganeh extends the life of broken tools, wooden...

 
 
 
RISD Continuing Education Opens Fall Registration With 10 Online Certificates

RISD CONTINUING EDUCATION OPENS FALL REGISTRATION WITH 10 ONLINE CERTIFICATES

Artwork by Lani S., Advanced Program Online student Choose from more than 140 courses for adults and youth ages 13 to 17 this fall...

Filled with Light, An A-Frame House Designed by Naturvillan Functions Entirely Off the Grid

FILLED WITH LIGHT, AN A-FRAME HOUSE DESIGNED BY NATURVILLAN FUNCTIONS ENTIRELY OFF THE GRID

All images by Marcus Eliasson, courtesy of Naturvillan Mimicking the peaks of the surrounding conifers, an A-frame house in Sikhall,...

 
 
 
Underwater Photos by Steven Kovacs Frame the Shimmering Unearthly Bodies of Larval Fish

UNDERWATER PHOTOS BY STEVEN KOVACS FRAME THE SHIMMERING UNEARTHLY BODIES OF LARVAL FISH

A young Ribbonfish off Palm Beach, Florida. Image © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs. All images licensed Set against the stark backdrops...

In Graham Franciose's ‘Morning Coffee Paintings,' Dreamlike Watercolor Works Capture the Day's Unmediated Emotion

IN GRAHAM FRANCIOSE'S ‘MORNING COFFEE PAINTINGS,' DREAMLIKE WATERCOLOR WORKS CAPTURE THE DAY'S UNMEDIATED EMOTION

Day 75, “Always There, Always Changing.” All images © Graham Franciose, shared with permission Many days, artist and illustrator Graham...

 
 
 
A Surprising Photo Captures an Osprey Gently Gliding Along the Water's Surface

A SURPRISING PHOTO CAPTURES AN OSPREY GENTLY GLIDING ALONG THE WATER'S SURFACE

Image © Andy Woo, shared with permission Ospreys, the large raptors with barbed talons and dense, oily plumage, feed almost exclusively...

In a Patterned Menagerie, Artist Anne Lemanski Stitches Printed Papers into Animal Forms

IN A PATTERNED MENAGERIE, ARTIST ANNE LEMANSKI STITCHES PRINTED PAPERS INTO ANIMAL FORMS

“Painted Wolf” (2019), copper rod, archival pigment print on paper, artificial sinew, 39 x 47 x 15 inches. All images by Steve Mann,...

 
 
 
A Playfully Grotesque Monster Peeks Out of Danaé Brissonnet's Ravenous Mural in Montréal

A PLAYFULLY GROTESQUE MONSTER PEEKS OUT OF DANAÉ BRISSONNET'S RAVENOUS MURAL IN MONTRÉAL

All images by Thierry du Bois , © Danaé Brissonnet, shared with permission A grotesquely beautiful monster with monarch wings, long...

Phenomenal Skies and Animals in Action Top This Year's Nature TTL Photography Contest

PHENOMENAL SKIES AND ANIMALS IN ACTION TOP THIS YEAR'S NATURE TTL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

“The Astonishing,” Godafoss, Iceland, Mauro Tronto The annual Nature TTL Photographer of the Year contest garnered more than 8,000...

 
 
 
Make, Learn, and Share Creative Skills in Colossal's Monthly Virtual Workshops

MAKE, LEARN, AND SHARE CREATIVE SKILLS IN COLOSSAL'S MONTHLY VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

Image courtesy of Hollie Chastain, shared with permission We're thrilled to announce our monthly series of workshops that explore incredible...

Sports and Art History Team Up in a Playful Twitter Account That Matches Life and Art

SPORTS AND ART HISTORY TEAM UP IN A PLAYFUL TWITTER ACCOUNT THAT MATCHES LIFE AND ART

Top: “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” (1675) by Mattia Preti. Bottom: Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photo. All images courtesy of ArtButMakeItSports,...

 
 
 
Kitchen Stitching: Pies, Pastries, and Chicken Wings Are Crocheted into Delectable Fiber-Based Cuisine

KITCHEN STITCHING: PIES, PASTRIES, AND CHICKEN WINGS ARE CROCHETED INTO DELECTABLE FIBER-BASED CUISINE

Healthy fibers meet delicious decadence in Normalynn Ablao 's crocheted provisions. The California-based crafter and pattern maker...

An Enormous ‘E.coli' Floats Through the National Museum of Scotland at 5 Million Times Its Actual Size

AN ENORMOUS ‘E.COLI' FLOATS THROUGH THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND AT 5 MILLION TIMES ITS ACTUAL SIZE

“E.coli”. All images © Luke Jerram. Photo by Neil Hanna, courtesy of the artist and National Museum of Scotland In the National Museum...

 
 
 
Delicate Lace Patterns Overlay Facades in Ornate Large-Scale Murals by NeSpoon

DELICATE LACE PATTERNS OVERLAY FACADES IN ORNATE LARGE-SCALE MURALS BY NESPOON

Yffiniac, France (2022). All images © NeSpoon, shared with permission Polish artist NeSpoon continues to add to her expansive collection...

Glass Pitchers and Vessels Encase Architectural Paper Sculptures by Ayumi Shibata

GLASS PITCHERS AND VESSELS ENCASE ARCHITECTURAL PAPER SCULPTURES BY AYUMI SHIBATA

All images © Ayumi Shibata, shared with permission Tucked inside clear glass vessels are Ayumi Shibata 's regal architectural vistas...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

11 of 21-in-31 "Baldy Mini"

11 of 21-in-31 "Baldy Mini"

11 of 21-in-31: "Baldy Mini" bid or buy I thought I'd mark my half-way point with a half-faced cow! This was one of the 4 little paintings I pasteled at my Virtual Open Studio... Read more ...

Mark Webster - The Bronze Age Abstract Oil Painting Series 2

Mark Webster - The Bronze Age Abstract Oil Painting Series 2

Mark Webster - The Bronze Age Abstract Oil Painting Series 2. 10x8" Oil on Canvas. Read more ...

Mokulito Printmaking

Mokulito Printmaking

This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco . Mokulito Printmaking Printmaking mash-ups appeal to my experiment-loving, nerd-artist's heart. In a... Read more ...

Trevor Noah on Liz Cheney's ‘Bigly' Loss

Noah said her defeat in a primary was “the chance for Wyoming Republicans to declare whether they stood with Liz Cheney or with Donald Trump, and they answered bigly.” Read more ...

Francesco Albani. Italian Baroque Painter

Francesco Albani. Italian Baroque Painter

August 17, 1578. Francesco Albani or Albano (17 March or 17 August 1578 - 4 October 1660) was an Italian Baroque painter. Albani never acquired the monumentality or tenebrism... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “NATURE'S BOUNTY” by...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “NATURE'S BOUNTY” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

FRESH OFF THE EASEL 10"x8"x.75" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper Adhered to Panel-Available Read more ...

Lost horizon, Sherie Scheer

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Fantastical Hybrid Characters by Toco-Oco Imagine the Mysteries of Human Nature

Fantastical Hybrid Characters by Toco-Oco Imagine the Mysteries of Human Nature

All images © Toco-Oco Playfully curious, a troupe of hybrid characters dreamed up by the Brazil-based Toco-Oco has an inclination for the mythical. Figures sporting feathered... Read more ...

Devoid of Surroundings, Grainy Colored Pencil Portraits by Uli Knörzer...

Devoid of Surroundings, Grainy Colored Pencil Portraits by Uli Knörzer Emphasize a Subject's Distinct Demeanor

All images © Uli Knörzer, shared with permission Berlin-based artist Uli Knörzer highlights the signature grainy texture of colored pencils in his faithful portraiture... Read more ...

The Joys of Doing Art Shows with Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

The Joys of Doing Art Shows with Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

Perhaps I Should've Listened to My Parents about Becoming an Artist... It's interesting in talking people to find out that most of you guys have no idea what goes into... Read more ...