Ran Ortner’s large-scale, photorealistic paintings of ocean waves

The photorealistic paintings  ocean waves - thats what painter and surfer Ran Ortner is best known for his large-scale, photorealistic paintings of ocean waves. There's a wonderful documentary in progress about the Brooklyn-based artist's work, and you can watch it below. Ortner writes, Water is a manifestation of the multitude of wave energies that surround…

Talismans and Amulets for Prosperity and Protection in Ancient Egypt

Talismans and amulets in ancient Egypt Queen Cleopatra made the Egyptian asp snake famous when she chose to use it's venom to commit suicide. But did you know the Asp snake is a powerful Egyptian symbol. Talismans and amulets are still today very much part of popular culture in Egypt and seem to have a…

Russian Photographer Captures The Powerful Bond Between Children And Animals

Photographer Elena Shumilova has captured the inseparable bond that exists between animals and children in a heart-warming selection of pictures. They capture children and animals at various moments in every-day life in Moscow and Andreapol, Russia. Children are pictured playing with animals in a woodland, gazing out of a frosty, steamed up window before bed…

Why are the Noses Missing from so Many Egyptian Statues?

Why are the Noses Missing from so Many Egyptian Statues?

Why are Noses Missing from so Many Egyptian Statues? - this is one of the most common questions you will hear within art history’s circles. Is it just a coincidence, or could it possibly be a conspiracy? Natural Erosion Has Played a Role Several archaeologists have suggested erosion could be one of the main reasons…

Classical Art Inspired Tattoos That Will Blow Your Mind

Classical Art Inspired Tattoos That Will Blow Your Mind

Lots of people who dislike tattoos brand them unclassy. Of course, this is all dependent on what the person chooses to get tattooed, surely? If a person decides to get a curse word stretched across their forehead, then yes, we would agree. However, we think some tattoos can be super elegant! Here we have an…

15 Minimalist Wild Animals Tattoos

15 Minimalist Wild Animals Tattoos

Similar to big brushstrokes, Lee Stewart‘s tattoos cover the skin of his clients. Works that totally seem to have been carried out with paint as the resemblance is uncanny. The artist’s repertoire is mainly composed by wildlife tattoos as the pictures you will observe below represent among others kangaroos, bears, sharks, foxes or even pink…

The Unique Beauty of Geodes

The Unique Beauty of Geodes

Geodes are rocks that are plain on the outside but can have beautiful crystals on the inside. In the Greek language, geode means "shape of the earth", and geodes are round like earth or oblong like an egg. They can be a couple inches or several feet in size.Тhe largest crystals can take a million…

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