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The Coming Golden Age Of Fine Art

Ken Ludden | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Why else endure thousands of hours developing skills unless truly dedicated to the life those skills ultimately require? For a fine artist it is impossible to rest, or feel fulfilled, in any other way.

Have You Ever Stepped Inside An Optical Illusion?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.16.2014 | Arts

Even just setting your eyes upon an optical illusion can be a disorienting experience. Just imagine what it would be like to be fully engulfed within ...

Go Ahead, Try To Wrap Your Mind Around This Optical Illusion Painting

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

This is a painting. Within the painting, are several other paintings. Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Damien Hirst. But, tilt your head and the...

We Can't Look Away From This Life-Size Optical Illusion Room

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts

Stare at Kyung Woo Han's "Green Room" for long enough and you'll start to wonder where reality ends and the bizarre glimpses of a fictional universe b...

Chris Trueman's Electric Canvases Will Leave Your Mind Spinning

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts

Somewhere between a computer screen saver, a journey to find your spirit animal, and a car window streaked with rain, you'll find Chris Trueman's elec...

Mia Liu Transforms 60,000 Guggenheim Museum Tickets Into Art (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.12.2014 | Arts

In this video, the artist talks about the inspiration for this piece, how it is technically done, and her work in general.

Dizzying Op Art Made From -- Wait For It -- Dead Bees

Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts

Sarah Hatton, an artist and a beekeeper, has combined her two loves to create an unlikely yet enchanting concoction; a hypnotic series of artworks mad...

LOOK: This Is What Nightmares Look Like

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.30.2013 | Arts

Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi has a way with threads. In his ongoing exhibition, "Hypnopompic," the warp and weft master combines surreal imagery wi...

ERARTA: Russian Art's Iconoclastic Window on the World

Simon Hewitt | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Erarta is far more than just a museum. It hosts plays, concerts and lectures, and its two five-floor wings -- linked by a space-age foyer -- also enclose a commercial art gallery, temporary exhibition halls, print store, fashion boutique, cinema, café, restaurant and 100 staff.

LOOK: Artist Creates Optical Illusion House In London

Posted 07.05.2013 | Arts

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich recently brought a mind-boggling public art installation to the streets of London. The work is a feat of impossi...

LOOK: This Image Is Actually A Single Shot

Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

At first glance this colorful arrangement of household items, created by New York-based artist Bela Borsodi, appears to be four separate snapshots. Bu...

This Op Art Music Video Will Melt Your Mind

Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts

If Kanye's "All of the Lights" left you feeling woozy, you may reconsider watching this utterly dizzying music video by Melt Yourself Down titled, "Fi...

LOOK: Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

"I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas," Erik Johansson proclaims on his website. The Swedish photographer seems to take heavy cues from M.C. Esc...

LOOK: Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts

Canadian painter Rob Gonsalves's optical illusions remind us of M.C. Escher's impossible constructions and Salvador Dali's surreal worlds. We orig...

Optical Illusions Explained

Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

How would you define the concept of an optical illusion? Filmmaker Samm Hodges attempts to explain the phenomenon in his new video, "Illusions," a daz...

Photo Challenge: Op Art

Brittany Binowski | Posted 03.28.2013 | Arts

This week's featured photo is from Yoni Mayeri, a California-based photographer and visual artist. The photo below is a digital drawing inspired by sc...

Meet The Original Optical Illusionist

Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

Before Reddit and DeviantART became the go-to havens for op art online, Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo set the standard for hallucinatory portrai...

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Shakespeare, Pop Art & Taiwan

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...