Underwater Sculpture In The Bahamas

05.02.2016 at 11:50 pm


Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has made a name for himself creating underwater sculptures that are not only beautiful, but also good for their ocean habitats. In his latest creation, Ocean Atlas, Taylor submerged a colossal image of a Bahamian girl acting as the mythical Atlas, who held up the world on his shoulders. The cement figure is made from…

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Clouds Illustrated - Childhood Dreams Come True

04.05.2016 at 11:50 pm


Remember when you were a kid and you would lie in the grass and look up at the clouds, pointing out the shapes you saw? An elephant here; a race car there. Or maybe that was just last week. In any case, Argentinian artist Martin Feijoo has taken those imagined shapes and turned them into real illustrations! Check out the weird and wacky stuff he sees in the…

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Soviet-Style War Memorials Of The Former Yugoslavia No One Visits Anymore

03.05.2016 at 11:50 pm


This really exists! Even though it looks kind of like the remnant a brief takeover by aliens (or something equally strange) this massive sculpture is one of many Spomenik—World War II monuments in the former Yugoslavia (now generally known as "The Balkans"). Look past the totalitarian state that commissioned these sculptures, and we think you'll see how…

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6 Artists To Add On Instagram Now

04.13.2015 at 11:50 pm


Instagram has turned everyone into an artist...even if that art consists primarily of perfectly-posed selfies (or group-ies?) along with a few #nofilter sunset shots. But guess what...you can get more artsy on Instagram. (Yes Way!) We've got our 6 picks for Instagram accounts of legit, working artists that will add a whole new dimension to your…

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How To Dance With Your Computer (Hint: It's About Interactive Fractals!)

04.11.2015 at 11:50 pm


Okay okay, so interactive fractals don't exactly scream FUN!, but you may change your mind if you watch the video. The stick figure and fractal tree make us wanna dance — or at least try moving our own fractal tree from our computer.  Dance little mathematical tree, dance!   A fractal is basically a shape that contains smaller and…

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#TBT: 1988 Art Rewind

03.12.2015 at 11:50 pm


This week, Throwback Thursday's Art Rewind features 1988 in all its big-haired, puff-sleeved glory. So impress your friends with your trivia chops, relive your glory days, or find out just what the heck happened in the world of art in 1988.  And don't forget to tune in to Twins starring Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday, March 12th at 8…

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#TBT: 1994 Art Rewind

02.26.2015 at 11:50 pm


This week on Throwback Thursday’s Art Rewind, we're featuring 1994, the year both Justin Bieber and Dakota Fanning were born. (Someone should get those kids together! Dakota would be such a good influence on Bieber, and he would bring...excitement to her life??) Anyway, 1994 is also the year Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell starred in our featured movie…

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Inside Iran's Islamic Art

02.22.2015 at 11:50 pm


For most Americans, Iran is like a foreign country. Wait, it IS a foreign country! But sadly, one that many are unlikely to visit due to restrictions on travel, restrictions on women, and the small (but scary) possibility you could be arrested as a spy. Not to worry — these photographs by Mohammad Domiri will give you a glimpse of the sparkling beauty of…

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#TBT: 1991 Art Rewind

02.19.2015 at 11:50 pm

hammer time

This week on Throwback Thursday’s Art Rewind, Ovation features 1991, when we saw the end of the Cold War and the Gulf War, yet somehow not the end of war. Hmmm....ANYWAY - we're here to focus on 1991's arts and culture moments, like grunge (!) and the launch of that commercial for the Marines (you know - the FEW, the PROUD, the MARINES.)  So impress your…

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Jelly Blobs!

02.13.2015 at 11:50 pm


WELL THIS IS JUST BIZARRE - was our first thought upon seeing these motion graphics created by Sam Lyon.  And then we giggled.  And giggled some more.  There's something almost gross about the mushy "Jelly Gummies." But it's the kind of gross that really appeals to our inner 13-year-old.  It's an endearing kind of gross.  Is that a thing?  Maybe…

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