Visual arts

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Thick Strokes of Paint Create Featureless Portraits in Abstracted Paintings by Joseph Lee | Colossal

Los Angeles-based artist and actor Joseph Lee paints thickly layered portraits that mask the details and expressions of his subjects’ faces. His abstracted profiles sometimes reveal a subtle hint of an eye, nose, or ear between multi-colored brushstrokes, and are set against matte backgrounds to make each painting pop. Although the facial expressions are often hidden, the self-taught artist intends to bring emotions to each face through the turn of the head or the line of a jaw. More

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Art, Kunst, Art Works, Sanat, Cubism Art, Modern Art Paintings, Cubist Art, Modern Art, Geometric Art

There’s nothing like a bit of contrast and historical perspective to make you reevaluate what's going on in the world now. Many people, especially those living in the West, still have very little understanding of what everyday life was like behind the Iron Curtain. That’s where the ‘Soviet Visuals’ social media project comes in. It collects and shares historical photos, propaganda posters, illustrations, and architectural images from the USSR in order to give people a better understanding of…

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Marian Simionel
optical illusion art | Rundes Room: Optical Illusions in Art Class Op Art, Middle School Art, Art Lessons, Inspiration, Elementary Art, Art Projects, Homeschool Art, Art Activities, School Art Projects

Last week I pinned a fabulous optical illusion art idea from We Heart Art. She had completed this activity with her fifth graders, and I thought it would make a fantastic first lesson for my students. I tried it out with my oldest daughter last weekend (she's in grade 3), and when she achieved great results, I knew it would be perfect. This is a perfect art lesson for the beginning of the year because it uses only a few materials, has simple directions, and turns out to be an impressive work…

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