Tag: Portrait

Artwork pick of the week: Porcellana

She looks tender, fragile and like a doll: The girl on our artwork pick of the week, entitled “Porcellana” created by Colin Bourbon.

This picture – which you can, as usual, order as poster, art print or canvas print among others at ARTFLAKES – is not only intriguing due to the large eyes of the model, but due to her full lips and of course her extraordinary and fluffed hairstyle as well. Somehow this pictures reminds us of one of these large-scaled portraits of the old masters: Wherever you are in the room – the eyes will follow you. Scary, but beautiful!

Suspended Objects

French photographer Cerise Doucède uses strings to suspend objects in mid-air to create gravity defying photographs that seem to be frozen in time. To attach the objects to string and to set up one scene takes about three days. Doucéde, who finds her inspiration in materials and scenes from everyday life, discovered photography after studying graphic design. In 2012 she won the Royal Monceau photography competition, which highlights and supports young photographers.

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Advent calendar: Door Nr.24


For our last Advent calendar we found something special for you: These portrait shots by Danish photographer Morten Koldby capture our furry and feathered friends in much the same way you’d snap a particularly photogenic human. Koldby wants us to realize that humans and animals really aren’t that different, the animals’ facial expressions often resembling those of humans. With his ongoing series Koldby hopes to make it possible for people to relate to these animals, and see the beauty in this part of nature.

So beautiful, especially for Christmas…

Enjoy and have a great time with family and friends.

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Hikari Shimoda

Hikari Shimoda is a Japanese artist who attended the Kyoto Saga University of Art where she received her Associates of Art degree. Hikari’s work focuses on vibrant colors, especially used in small details, while her subjects tend to focus almost purely on children.

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Map Portraits by Ed Fairburn

Illustrator Ed Fairburn turns road and subway maps into interesting canvases for his Map series of ink and pencil portraits. The often multicolored and patterned surface of each map is serving as an eye-catching canvas resembling the texture of skin. Before drafting out each portrait, Fairburn studies both the physical attributes of the terrain and the features of his chosen subjects, searching for opportunities to synchronise the two and finding similarities between the patterns.

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Water Wigs by Tim Tadder

In a recent series of photos called Water Wigs, L.A. photographer Tim Tadder captured impressive shots of bald men getting pounded with water balloons on the head while lit with triad colors. The water flows around their shiny heads looking like their missing hair. The technical aspects of the photos is quite tricky. Capturing the difference between a balloon exploding in the right place and the wrong place comes down to just milliseconds.

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Craig Alan

American artist Craig Alan creates something more than your average portrait. He represents people as an amalgam of other people. He created a series of inventive portraits of iconic figures such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis, whose faces appear to be composed of tiny pixels. Upon closer inspection though, you can see that the pixels are, in fact, people!

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Thread Portraits by Kumi Yamashita

Artist Kumi Yamashita, who lives and works in New York, creates impressive thread portraits. Each portrait is constructed from a single unbroken black thread wound through a dense array of galvanized nails mounted on a painted white board, meaning that the darker areas within the portrait are formed solely from the density of the string. The series of portraits is called Constellations. If you like Yamashita’s work, check out also the works of Debbie Smyth and Seung Mo Park.

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Tilo Uischner

Tilo Uischners portraits show beautiful and sensual young men, little children and old men, whose faces tell their life story. Berlin-based Uischner looks at human beings, their faces, their postures, the angularity of their bodies. Combining various medias like acrylics and splicing them with the technique of intarsia, he creates beautiful and often mysterious works we can’t take our eyes off.

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Gale-Force Wind Portraits

If you ever wanted to know what your face would look like when its hit with a gale-force wind, just take a look at these photos by Lithuatian photographer and artist Tadao Cern. The hilarious photos are part of a series of portraits entitled Blow Job that depicts individuals enduring gale-force winds directly to the face. So far he has taken more than hundred portraits. Find the complete series here.

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