Packing tape is just hateful stuff that stands in the way of getting into exciting packages, right? Not if you're Max Zorn, a Dutch street artist who uses the stuff to create stunningly intricate recreations of pop figures and classic paintings.
Those of us who can barely sketch a stick figure family stare in awe when we see a talented artist at work. But this clip is even more engrossing since the camera has been locked to the artist's tools.
Crop circles are so 1990s. Nowadays, my favorite mysterious, creative phenomenon is snow art. Did aliens make it? Does it indicate some old druid structure hidden beneath the snow? Or is it just down to some insanely creative artist?
I couldn't paint someone's portrait even if I had access to DaVinci's brushes, paints, and other tools. So I'm completely mesmerised by Hong Yi's ability to create this image of singer Jay Chou with nothing but spilled coffee and a mug.
When you're a kid, your garden swing is the closest you can get to the feeling of flying. And Lab212 has taken that feeling one step further with their Starfield swing installation that lets you rocket through the universe instead.
Numbers, facts, figures, equations. These are all obviously critical components of the space program. But numbers don't speak to our emotions. It's hard to commit millions of pounds and thousand of hours to an equation. We need something visceral that we can connect to.
According to new radiocarbon dating tests, these are the first paintings ever made by humans. They are seals painted more than 42,000 years ago, located in the Cave of Nerja, in Málaga, Spain. And they may turn our idea of humanity upside down.
If you've ever read Grimm's Fairy Tales, you'll know such stories are best when they have a sinister streak. Photographer Thomas Czarnecki agrees, and his new collection reimagines childhood stories in order to lay their dark side bare.
The best Kickstarter projects are the ones that have videos of the product doing what it claims to do, and are already well-funded when you discover them. Like this amazing Zen Table which creates intricate sand drawings using a metal ball specially designed sculpting head.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is, arguably, the most famous painting in the world. But would it be devalued if it wasn't the original? We might soon find out, because a very similar painting from the same period has surfaced — and it's by a different artist.
Some art looks like it's been thrown together in minutes. Some looks like it took hundreds of hours. These beautiful anatomical images, made using quilled paper, definitely fall into the second category.
The Swap-O-Matic is a New York based art project designed to "remind us that reusing and recycling can be just as fun as buying something new." It works on a credit system—donating an item earns you a credit, receiving an item costs you a credit, and swapping is credit-neutral. Swapping is done by removing an item, replacing it with yours, and then entering your email address for confirmation.