Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900), Paintings

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900), Paintings
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky loved painting the sea. A Crimean native, he was born in Feodosia, a port town, and thus had great waters as a constant companion. This 19th century Russian Armenian painter had real knack for depicting waves. Light and translucent, they perfectly capture the essence of the real thing. Many of these paintings featured a human element, too, with ships showing the str...
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Paint, Oil, Milk, and Honey by Thomas Blanchard

Paint, Oil, Milk, and Honey by Thomas Blanchard
It turns out that watching paint mix is a heck of a lot more interesting than watching paint dry. French director Thomas Blanchard shot this lovely short of colored paints, oil, milk, and honey as they mix and bead under a macro lens.     [source]
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The Force of Nature by Lorenzo Quinn

The Force of Nature by Lorenzo Quinn
After witnessing the destruction brought on by hurricanes in Thailand, the Southern U.S. and around the world, Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn began creating a series of sculptures titled ‘Force of Nature’. Made from bronze, stainless steel and aluminum, the sculptures, full of life and energy, depict mother nature hurtling planet earth around in circles. The powerful and furious imag...
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Janusz Jurek, Generative Illustrations

Janusz Jurek, Generative Illustrations
Over the last year, Polish designer and illustrator Janusz Jurek has been exploring different forms of generative illustration as it relates to the human form. Some of my favorites are collected into a series title Papilarnie where bundled lines that look like lightning or roadways on maps converge into 3D arms, feet, and other incomplete bodies. You can see more of his generative il...
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Matthew Davis, Oil Paintings

Matthew Davis, Oil Paintings
Berlin-based artist Matthew Davis creates these surreal images by using his brush to slowly drip oil paints into small pools. After each color dries over a period of several days a new layer is added resulting in a dense, multi-dimensional surface. The understanding and control of color that goes into this is beyond me. You can see more of his paintings and read an article ...
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Simon Birch, Oil Paintings

Simon Birch, Oil Paintings
I’ve been viscerally aware of Simon Birch’s paintings for some time, but it wasn’t until stumbling onto his latest series, Laughing With a Mouth Full of Blood, that I really stopped to consider his staggering talent. The paintings from this series use bold, bright color that’s applied in angular, almost geometric brush strokes creating these wonderful portraits. Birch is a U.K....
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Iris Scott, Oil Finger Painting

Iris Scott, Oil Finger Painting
  One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush at her disposal was stained a deep dark blue. Not wanting to stop and wash the brushes she decided to make a few quick touchups with her fingers, a small change to her process that would immediately change the ...
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Alexi Torres, Oil Paintings

Alexi Torres, Oil Paintings
Cuban artist Alexi Torres lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. The subjects of his paintings appear to be formed from intricately woven fabric, a process I could imagine being even more tedious when created with oil paints than a loom. My works are an answer to my own appreciation of Earth’s needs. I reconstruct iconic images that represent both classic and modern time...
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Marta Penter, Oil Painting

Marta Penter, Oil Painting
  Marta Penter was born in Porto Alegre, in Brazil. Her usually large watercolor and oil paintings feature the highlighting of light and shadow effects, thus creating a unique intimate atmosphere. Website
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Shin Kwangho, Abstract Paintings

Shin Kwangho, Abstract Paintings
The Korean artist Shin Kwangho creates paintings with charcoal and oil painting. His portraits with absent faces, which seems to have wanted to be destroyed, are disturbing and almost violent in the image of his work. A great job to discover later in the article. [via]
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