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  • Paintbrushes Transformed Into Incredible Works Of Art [15 Photos]

    We often take our tools for granted. We marvel at the finish product which would be impossible without the aid of our tools, but we neglect to take the time to marvel at our tools for allowing us to accomplish our work. We can learn a lot from Rebecca Szeto. The San Francisco-based artist recognizes that her paintbrushes are a historical record of the art they’ve helped create. To pay them back for the help, she transforms the brushes into beautifully carved and painted figurines. It almost makes me feel bad for chewing on my brushes until they split then tossing them in the garbage.

  • Famous Renaissance Paintings As Contemporary Models [15 Photos]

    Austria-based artist Dorothee Golz takes classic paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, such as Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” and places the subjects in contemporary settings. It’s incredible to see how all those pale, mopey, funny-hat-wearing folks seamlessly fit into present-day settings. They just look like quirky American Apparel models! For more from the series and other work, check out Dorothee Golz.

  • 6 Awesome Trippy GIFs to Get Lost In

    Here’s something to destroy the next 10 minutes of your life.  Matthew DiVito is a 2008 college grad with a gift for GIFs.  Working under the name mr. div, DiVito spends his free time posting his own creations on his Tumblr page (here) while not working as a freelance graphic designer in Boston. You can check out more of his work on his page as well as this interview on Co.Design.

 
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