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Once A Year At 11:11 AM The Sun Aligns Perfectly To Reveal The Hidden Message Behind This Memorial

The Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM) in Anthem, Arizona, is a monument in honor of the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces. It is, however, “incomplete” 364 days per year. To fully appreciate it, you have to be there at a very specific time. And sun. “At precisely 11:11 a.m. [PT] each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States,” the city’s…

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Britney Spears Sells Her Painting For $10,000

Britney Spears is a true American sweetheart, and just recently, she painted a bunch of pretty flowers in watercolor and sold them for $10,000 at an auction benefiting the victims of last month’s tragic shooting in Las Vegas. It’s the purest thing and people are trampling all over it. Look, we get it. The woman is no Picasso. But something about those simple pink and blue petals just takes us back to the good old days of art class and Paint By Numbers, and the fact that she did it…

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Art Expert Removes 200-Year-Old Yellowing Varnish From A 399-Year-Old Painting, And It’s So Satisfying

A protective finish is applied to keep paintings safe from wear, but they will discolor as a result of time going by. About two hundred years ago, someone coated a 1618 oil portrait of an unknown lady with a thick layer of varnish and it wasn’t until recently that the true colors of the artwork were unearthed. Art expert and host of the BBC One show Fake or Fortune Philip Mould shared footage with his followers, revealing the careful removal of the protective varnish from the painting, and the transformation looks stunning. “A…

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“Riverdale” Star Apologizes For ‘Racist’ Tweet, And Now People Are Even More Offended

In this day and age, the Internet’s eye for racism has never been keener. This is helpful when real, insidious examples are publicly identified and called out. It creates problems, however, when hyper-sensitive ‘social justice warriors’ decry it where it most likely doesn’t exist. Riverdale star Lili Reinhart unwittingly put herself at the center of this debate when she tweeted a photo of a Halloween costume idea – a demonic creature dressed in all-black and adorned with pitch black body paint. The blackface accusations came flying in almost immediately, leading…

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5 Short Horror Stories That Will Terrify You In Just 2 Sentences

Halloween is fast approaching, and if binge-watching scary movies isn’t enough for you, we’ve got some ‘seasonal literature’ that just might do the trick (or treat). New York-based artist and CollegeHumor head illustrator Jacob Andrews has plucked some of the most spine-tingling two-sentence horror stories from the depths of Reddit, and turned them into a short series of chilling comics. Unwelcome intruders, texts from the afterlife, and dug-up bones are just a few of the themes that haunt each panel, and it’s amazing how they manage to unsettle the reader…

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I Made Billboards To Show The Corporate Greed Of Fashion Industries

1,134 people DIED after clothing factory building collapse in Bangladesh. 3 of the 4 biggest tragedies in fashion history took place in Bangladesh in 2013.  When companies are making factories to lower product prices, the owners can do nothing but agree and work faster and cheaper. If not, the retailer will have this done somewhere else. The only way out is to cut costs, by reducing wages for employees, lowering the working conditions and safety, produce with no respect for the environment. “We are actually profiting from their need to…

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I Make Messy Miniature Scenes From Foam

I started a couple years ago making terrain for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign before my imagination spread out into the vast world of 1:12 scale miniatures. I’m not a stickler for exactness. If it’s kind of sort of the right shape or size, I’ll stick it in my scene. I use anything from pink house insulation foam to straws, coffee stir sticks, and chipboard. As my mood varies, so do the rooms I create – one Christmas I was feeling the season and created a scene from Charles Dickens’ Christmas…

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I’m The Violin Painter Who Spends Over 3 Weeks Illustrating Each One

Hello, my name is Leonardo Frigo and I am a London-based artist. I illustrate biographies and stories on musical instruments such as violins and cellos. My work incorporates symbols, pattern and embedded text which allows the audience to engage with the instruments in a unique way. My art’s objective is to graphically represent a story, an event or a biography. I like to think that my musical instruments can be read like books. I love music and musical instruments, I spend more than 3 weeks to finish a violin.  More…

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I Made Small Artworks To Overcome Blank Page Syndrome

Many artists have faced blank page syndrome where they sit on their desk staring at a blank piece of paper, unable to draw something. I often get those, which impedes my productivity to the point where I said to myself “OK that’s it, I have to find a cure”. So my journey begins. Then, one day I stumbled upon a few artists posting sketch cards online. I was so fascinated by their works I started to do a bit of research. After a few google-fu moves, I’m amazed that there’s…

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Artists Create Incredible London Landmarks From Paper

Artists from the Paper Artist Collective spent hours making these absolutely stunning paper sculptures of London landmarks! Its all made using the G.F Smith’s signature range of papers Colorplan. There was only one rule to the brief the artists got; each sculpture had to sit on a stack of Colorplan paper measuring 42cm x 42cm. The open brief allowed for maximum creativity and expression from each artist. More info: paperartistcollective.com Julianna Szabo – St. Pauls Cathedral Charlotte Trimm – Westminister Abbey Annemarieke Kloosterhof – Buckingham Palace Claire Legg – Harrods…

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