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Art Color Photography Special Feature Weird

Color, Shape & Movement: An interview with Arielle Bobb-Willis

New York-based photographer Arielle Bobb-Willis initially turned to photography to help manage her depression and it has been her art form of choice ever since. Using bold, monochromatic clothing and atypical poses, her work has a distinct painterly influence. In fact, she views her models more as shapes than anything else, showing the deep influence […]

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Art LGBTQ Mixed Media Painting

Mallozzi Examines the Intricacies of Personal Relationships in Series “Familiars”

In Jean-Paul Mallozzi’s “Familiars,” his latest series of paintings and drawings, he broadens his fascination with the human condition and the inherent, nuanced complexities of personal relationships, specifically intimate male relationships, which are often hyper-sexualized, stigmatized and pigeon-holed for queer/lgbt eyes only in the visual art world. These images challenge society’s rigid and conflicting constructs […]

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Art Geometric Origami Paper Art

Origami and Mathematics Go Hand and Hand: The Paper Sculptures of Robby Kraft

Origami grandmaster Akira Yoshizawa has led the way for paper artists by turning this craft into a solid art form. Many newcomers have been inspired by his pioneering creations, such as American artist and engineer Robby Kraft who uses the wet-folding technique (invented by Yoshizawa) to give a more realistic, sculptural feel to his animal […]

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Movies Special Feature

Steven Spielberg: His 10 Greatest Movies

Steven Spielberg is among the greatest filmmakers the medium has ever known. He is also one the most successful, in terms of tickets sold and box-office receipts. He emerged during the 1970s New Hollywood scene, but his aims were very different from friends such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. With “Jaws” (1975), he […]

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Animals Art Futuristic Movies Sculpture

Blank William’s New Helmet Series Fuses Stormtroopers with Wildlife

Some of us at Illusion are getting ready for the long-awaited premiere of “Star Wars: Episode VII–The Force Awakens” on December 17, 2015. Will it succeed as one of the best movies of the year? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime let’s take a look at the artistic helmets by Blank William […]

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Animals Art Drawing Tattoo

Naturalistic Tattoos Resemble Vintage Etchings

Artist Pony Reinhardt transports us to the woods with her naturalistic tattoos. The monochromatic line drawings feature animals, flowers, and even fungi, stitched together in sprawling scenes that highlight the Earth’s beauty. Their detailed style showcases all of the outdoors, from meticulously-etched veins in leaves to roughly-textured bird beaks to the grain of wood on […]

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Art Food & Drinks Hyperreal Painting

Eric Wert’s Beautiful Still Lifes of Fruit and Vegetables

Vibrant colored foods contrast against muted tapestry backgrounds. This is what we see in Eric Wert’s Flemish-inspired still lifes created with a palette of oil paintings and hyperrealist patience. An admirer and academic of fine arts, Wert has been exhibiting his work in numerous galleries in the US, and this year, has a group show […]

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Art Body Art Tattoo

Victor J. Webster’s Black-Ink Tattoos from 2014–2015

Viewing Victor J. Webster’s line art from the beginning of last year and some of his new work here, it is safe to say that his portfolio is near flawless, the tattoos are inked with care and precision. He uses one of the first colors ever used in art: black, and beautifully prints tribal patterns, […]

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Art Body Art Tattoo

Bang Bang! Tattoos from New York City

BANG BANG is a NY tattoo shop owned by famous artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy who has been responsible for tattooing celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Adele. From beautiful scripting like the one on Rihanna’s neck to movie scenes and portraiture, McCurdy’s portfolio is versatile and includes styles like traditional American, photorealism […]

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Art Dark Art Design Movies Special Feature

An Analysis of Art & Design in the Films of Tim Burton

Tim Burton is one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. He started out as an animator at Disney and directed well-received short films such as “Vincent” (1982) and “Frankenweenie” (1984), before making the leap into feature-length movies. He made his big screen debut in 1985 with “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.” From that, Burton has built a remarkable […]