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The art of finger painting

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Judith Braun
Judith Braun creates her ‘Fingerings’murals by dipping her fingers in charcoal or graphite. Symmetry and abstraction play are an important role.
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William Boyer
William Boyer is a self-taught artist who uses acrylic paint to make his finger paintings, a style he calls Acrylic Abstract Impressionism.
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Chuck Close
This incredible masterpiece is a portrait of Chuck Close’s grandmother-in-law, made by thousands of fingerprints put on an enormous canvas.
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Iris Scott
Iris Scott hasn’t used a brush since 2009 and makes all of her colorful paintings by using just her fingertips.
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Paolo Troilo
Paolo Troilo is a self-taught artist who started painting in 2005, doing so by dipping his fingers in black and ivory acrylic paint.
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Amsterdam Light Festival

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From December 7th 2012 until January 20th 2013, the historic city centre of Amsterdam was lit up by brilliant light art installations from artists all over the world during the first annual Amsterdam Light Festival.

Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Arjen Dienske [source]

Christmas Canal Parade
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Alphons Nieuwenhuis [Source]

‘OVO’ by ACT Lighting Design and Odeaubois
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

‘1.26 Amsterdam’ by Janet Echelman
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

‘Projectie’ by Mr. Beam
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

Magere Brug
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Alphons Nieuwenhuis [source]

‘Flower from the universe’ by Titia Ex
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

‘Wishing well’ by Wilhelmusvlug and Patrick Avontuur
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

‘Signs’ by Claudia Reh
Amsterdam Light Festival
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Incredible book carving

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Take a look at the work of these amazing artists turning old books into wonderful pieces of art.

Guy Laramee

“[…] I carve landscapes out of books […]. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS.”
Guy Laramee
Guy Laramee
Guy Laramee
Guy Laramee
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Brian Dettmer

“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. […] I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest.”
Brian Dettmer
Brian Dettmer
Brian Dettmer
Brian Dettmer
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Alexander Korzer-Robinson

“[…] an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. […] I make book sculptures / cut books by working through a book, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others.”
Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Alexander Korzer-Robinson
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Miniature People

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How would miniature people deal with our world? Some artists have simulated this by creating tiny detailed human figures and placing them among general items like food or in tiny installations and thus creating a wonderful look into the world of perhaps-existing-because-nobody-knows-for-sure miniature people. Here are some of the wonderful miniaturized scenes made by the artists Christopher Boffoli, Slinkachu, Audrey Heller, Jason Barnhart and Matthew Carden, in which they try to make the world a tinier place.

Christopher Boffoli – ‘Big Appetites’




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Audrey Heller




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Jason Barnhart – ‘Curiouser And Curiouser’




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Matthew Carden – ‘Small World’




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Slinkachu – ‘The Little People Project’

Slinkachu actually abandons his small figurines on the streets to be (un)noticed by the public. The project emphasizes the unawareness of one’s surroundings and the loneliness of living in a big city despite always being surrounded by other people.

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