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The Coolest Places On Earth: The White Temple- Thailand (Pictures)

At the northern tip of Thailand, in the Chiang Rai province, lies one of the most beautiful and elaborate pieces of architecture and sculpture in the world. Wat Rong Khun, better known to the western world as the White Temple, is a modern buddhist temple built in 1997 by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai visual artist born and raised in Chiang Rai. In May of this year, an earthquake struck the region, nearly destroying the temple. Kositpipat initially said we would demolish the temple,

Using Only Strips of Paper, This Lady Makes Spellbinding Masterpieces (Pictures)

Yulia Brodskaya is an exceptionally creative illustrator and artist who has totally revolutionized the way paper is used in art. Born in Moscow in 1983, Yulia moved to the UK in 2004 to continue her art education at the University of Hertfordshire. After finishing with her schooling in 2006, Yulia started off her professional career working mainly as an illustrator and graphic designer. But it didn’t take long for her to give up computers in order to pursue her true passion: paper art. “Paper always held

Sao Paulo’s “Ouvidor 63″: A 13-Story Utopia For Squatting Artists and Musicians (Video)

Brazil’s biggest city is filled with towering skyscrapers and abandoned buildings. Since 2008, however, rent has sky-rocketed in the city, increasing by 97% in just six years and putting Sao Paulo at #19 on the list of most expensive cities to live in. These rising living costs have left many local residents struggling to keep up with the price of keeping their home. In May of this year, a group of local artists claimed an abandoned 13-story tower block as their own. They redefined

So Apparently Wood Pile Art Is A Thing. And It’s Pretty Amazing (Pictures)

When you think about wood and art, you might think of carving, whittling or some other form of wood sculpting or carpentry. What you probably wouldn’t think of is the cutting, splitting and stacking of lumber itself. Luckily for us, there are some super creative people in this world who see art where others see nothing. And though it may seem like a pretty dull medium for art, lumber can have all sorts of different colors and textures that can be

This Awesome Artist Mom Turns Her 2-Year Old’s Scribbles Into Works of Art

Ruth Oosterman is an author, an artist, and a contributer for the popular website BoredPanda. But she is also a devoted and dedicated mother. So when her 2-year old daughter Eve started to become increasingly interested in her mother’s art, Ruth decided it was time to start doing some mother-daughter collaborations. She starts out by letting her daughter make an ink sketch, giving her no direction or instruction. Then once Eve has finished, Ruth turns the sketches into mind-blowing watercolor paintings. Here she is

This Artist Used Copper Orbs to Show You the Permanent Costs of Mining (Pictures)

Dillon Marsh is a South African artist who focuses on capturing how human activity re-shapes and often scars the environment. Recently, Marsh has been focused on the impacts of mining, which is a major industry in his home country of South Africa. Marsh was also intrigued by the challenge of trying to create a visual representation of the effects of mining which, unlike many environmentally-damaging practices, happens very gradually: “Air and water pollution, acid mine drainage, toxic waste and abandoned, non-rehabilitated mines

How A Parisian Engineer Revealed The Mona Lisa’s 500-Year Old Secrets

The Mona Lisa is arguably the most iconic and well-known piece of art in the world. In December of 1962, just before the painting began a tour of the United States, The Louvre (the French Museum that serves as the painting’s permanent home) had an insurance assessment done on the painting: it was valued at a whopping $100 million. In today’s dollars (accounting for inflation), that’s around $780 million. Take into account that the painting has only been increasing in

Using Abstract Shapes to Capture the Motion of Legendary Olympians (Video)

Felix Deimann, a young motion artist from Dortmund, Germany, has always been fascinated with the dynamics of motion. So for his final college thesis project, he decided to use digital graphics and abstract shapes to capture some of the most iconic athletes from the history of the Olympic Games. His subjects: Nadia Comăneci, the first gymnast to ever earn a perfect 10, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, the legendary U.S. basketball Dream Team that dominated the ’92 games in Barcelona, and

Mesmerizing Visualization Shows the Spread of Western Culture Over the Past 2,000 Years (Video)

Dr. Maximilian Schich is a professor of art and technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. His current research focuses on how the spread of the arts and sciences affected the spread of culture. To illustrate this process, he decided to map the movements of 100,000 of the most influential figures of western culture from the past 2,000 years. Among the names were people like Apple founder Steve Jobs, Pride and Prejudice author Jane Austen, and the famous artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. Schich gathered information

This Polish Street Artist Creates Captivating Lace-Inspired “Public Jewelry” (Photo Gallery)

NeSpoon Polska isn’t just your every day spray-paint graffiti artist. The female street artist from Warsaw, Poland has her own unique brand of art that incorporates lace patterns. She uses stencils, ceramics, paints and sometimes even actual crocheted webbing to create her amazing street art masterpieces, and everything is a potential canvas. She refers to her art as “public jewelry”. Check out some of her work in the images below. Click an image to enlarge: You can check out more of NeSpoon’s work on her Behance profile. (h/t

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