This Van Gogh painting coming alive in 3D is super trippy

Staring at a Van Gogh painting can let you see things like you’ve never seen them before. Stepping into a Van Gogh painting that has been brought to life in 3D can make you feel like you’re in a brand new world inside the wild mind of the artist himself. Check out this trippy 3D version of Van Gogh’s The Night Cafe,… » 5/19/15 7:44pm Tuesday 7:44pm

The Avengers reimagined as dark fantasy characters is scary great

Artist Daniel Kamarudin made these excellent illustrations that reimagines The Avengers characters as you know it. He took what we saw in the Marvel movies and turned them darker and added more of a fantasy flair to them. His depictions are great, I wouldn’t mind reading a story illustrated in this way. » 5/15/15 8:20pm 5/15/15 8:20pm

The Beautiful Art That Helped Inspire Space Travel

Chesley Bonestell was born long before the flight of the first airplane, and yet he’s well-known as the most influential people in aerospace art. The painter, designer and illustrator died the year of the Challenger disaster—1986—but not before witnessing humankind embrace space in much the way he’d dreamed. » 5/15/15 3:00pm 5/15/15 3:00pm

This is a real photo of different types of food cut into identical cubes

My eyes mislead me. Even though this photo looks so perfect that it must be CGI’d or digitally manipulated, it’s not, it’s completely real. Artists Lernert and Sander took raw food—you can see meat and seafood and fruits and vegetables—and cut them into perfectly identical cubes and laid them out to form a perfect… » 5/13/15 10:28pm 5/13/15 10:28pm

This super realistic glass of water is actually a drawing

I love occasionally blowing my brain up and nothing does it quite like when I see something that looks real but is actually a perfect photorealistic drawing. Take this glass of water, it’s drawn with such skill and shading and angling and plays on your perspective so well that I feel like I can reach out and take a… » 5/08/15 8:27pm 5/08/15 8:27pm

The Space Artist Who Perfectly Painted All Our Cosmic Dreams 

John Conrad Berkey (August 13, 1932 – April 29, 2008) was probably the best known and loved space artist who ever lived on this planet. You may have seen the world-famous American illustrator’s work on dozens of book covers and NASA concept art, or admired his early Star Wars and Star Trek paintings. » 5/06/15 5:00pm 5/06/15 5:00pm

This Is What It Might Be Like to Fly Through a Giant Space Habitat

Want to live in a space city? You can’t move there next week, but artist Micah Ganske has designed an incredible VR experience where you drive a small spacecraft through an O’Neill cylinder, a massive tube-shaped space habitat that spins to create gravity so that people can build cities and farms on its inner surface. » 5/02/15 7:57pm 5/02/15 7:57pm

Video: Stunning art made from simply carving one stick of wood

I don’t even know what to call this. Is it wood carving? Wood shaving? Art? Manipulating nature like no human has ever done before? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. By carefully shaving the stick down, he can turn the wood into something so incredibly elaborate. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, seriously, who knew a… » 4/30/15 12:36pm 4/30/15 12:36pm

These Vases Are Actually Made From Liquified Smartphone Byproducts

It’s not something anyone likes to think about, but your smartphone—or your laptop, or the battery in your hybrid car—created a huge amount of toxic and radioactive waste. And now we know what happens to that waste in the long term. It returns to the earth, mingles with sludge, and finds its way into clay pots. » 4/22/15 1:35pm 4/22/15 1:35pm