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Captivating Cinemagraphs by Julien Douvier

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A cinemagraph is a still photograph in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. While the technique existed before, the term cinemagraph wasn’t coined until 2011 by photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck. They used this technique for their fashion and news photos. These animated GIFs by Julien Douvier are excellent examples of cinemagraphs. Douvier, from Strasbourg, France, is a graphic designer who has created some tranquil and stunning images. Enjoy this image-heavy post full of some of Douvier’s incredible cinemagraphs.  (more…)

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Underwater Sculpture In The Bahamas

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Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has made a name for himself creating underwater sculptures that are not only beautiful, but also good for their ocean habitats. In his latest creation, Ocean Atlas, Taylor submerged a colossal image of a Bahamian girl acting as the mythical Atlas, who held up the world on his shoulders.

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Clouds Illustrated – Childhood Dreams Come True

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Remember when you were a kid and you would lie in the grass and look up at the clouds, pointing out the shapes you saw? An elephant here; a race car there. Or maybe that was just last week. In any case, Argentinian artist Martin Feijoo has taken those imagined shapes and turned them into real illustrations! Check out the weird and wacky stuff he sees in the clouds.

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SPRAY PAINT MADE THIS

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Can you still call it graffiti art when it looks like this?  It is hard to believe, but Argentinian artist Mart paints these fantastical scenes of jovial cyclists and whale-submarines solely with aerosol.

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Soviet-Style War Memorials Of The Former Yugoslavia No One Visits Anymore

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This really exists! Even though it looks kind of like the remnant a brief takeover by aliens (or something equally strange) this massive sculpture is one of many Spomenik—World War II monuments in the former Yugoslavia (now generally known as “The Balkans”). Look past the totalitarian state that commissioned these sculptures, and we think you’ll see how awesome they are.

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NEXT LEVEL LEGOS

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Lego aficionados have been thinking “outside the box” almost since the popular toy launched in 1949. In Mike Doyle’s new book “Beautiful Lego”, he curates more than 200 pages worth of the world’s most incredible Lego art.

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MICK ROCK ON DAVID BOWIE, THE BEATLES & MORE!

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Photographer Mick Rock’s been working with the top stars of the music industry since the 1970s, bringing his unique rock ‘n’ roll photography to collaborations with artists like David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Madonna and many more. Get a quick peek inside this artist’s head with Ovation’s  Minute with Mick Rock series. The four-part video series features Mick’s musings on today’s best music, working with musicians like Snoop Dogg and Paul McCartney, and even his time on the road with David Bowie. Music aficionados and photography fans alike will definitely appreciate Mick’s colorful thoughts on these topics.  To see all four, visit our Culture Pop blog.

 

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6 Artists To Add On Instagram Now

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Instagram has turned everyone into an artist…even if that art consists primarily of perfectly-posed selfies (or group-ies?) along with a few #nofilter sunset shots. But guess what…you can get more artsy on Instagram. (Yes Way!) We’ve got our 6 picks for Instagram accounts of legit, working artists that will add a whole new dimension to your Insta-obsession. Be sure to follow @ovationtv for our selections of #arteverywhere.

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10 Mega-Tricked-Out Cars

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Some cars have serious personality. Whether it’s a beautifully restored classic car, a suped-up speedster, a hardcore lowrider, or a totally custom vehicle, these are the cars that put the others to shame. And while faster engines, bigger tires, and a seriously insane car stereo are all common ways to upgrade your ride, now artists are taking their creative flare to the streets with amazing paint jobs, brilliant lighting, and more. Take a look at our top 10 “tricked-out” rides.

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