Modern Renaissance. Celebrities in Classic Art Paintings

Nice to see you, our dear readers! As usual, every Tuesday we present you the captivating post dedicated to the works of one author, but today we want to show you something special. Not long ago I have found the cool series of works that were submitted by various artists to the contest Modern Renaissance. The idea of this contest is to depict modern celebrities as if they were painted in classic art style on the old canvases. The special mood of the Renaissance paintings helps add some mystery to the appearances of the stars, but you can recognize them due to some peculiar features. I hope that you will enjoy this collection of wonderful artworks and find the one you like best.

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Portrait of Julia by Koosricardo

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Holy Matrix by Xported

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Mystery of Abandoned Places in HDR Photos

Abandoned places are the great source of inspiration for photographers due to their mysterious charisma and shuddering scenes. Sometimes it is hard to imagine what secrets may be hidden behind those old and creepy buildings. The shots that we’ve featured in our post are enhanced with HDR effect which makes them more saturated and conceptually intensified. Some of these photos look quite unreal but that’s exactly what captivates us the most, helping our imagination to create more behind the borders of this photo. Now, let’s dive into the world of abandoned things in high dynamic range.

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Creative Industrial Designs. Roundup from DesignFloat

Industrial design is one of the most captivating themes to be discussed in weekly roundup. Among the effective examples of this design you can find a number of eccentric and stylish items that can be used in various spheres of life. In today’s post we have tried to focus your attention on the industrial designs of cars and gadgets, but other creative items like fireplaces, cutlery, clocks are also presented here. Some of the items from this post are quite real and the others are concepts, but everything can be changed in the nearest future and you will be able to buy them. So, you are welcome to dream a bit and browse these inspirational examples of industrial designs.

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Incredible Computer Mouse Designs – 23 Mice

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Conceptual Car, Bike And Motorcycle Designs That’ll Make You Say Wow!

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Vibrant Cinematic Photography of TJ Scott

Film and television writer and director, TJ Scott is also exceptionally skilled at applying cinematic effects to digital still pictures. Playing with ambiguous realm between motion and stillness, this photographer does a fantastic job balancing light, contrast, and color cast. His shots have a unique cinematic feel as if we’re contemplating some still frames that could be taken from a movie. These photographs retain a bigger story behind them and with this low saturated, dark mood, may even sound mystifying for the viewer. Now you can get an enduring attraction to TJ’s cinematic photography, as we’ve brought the vibrancy of his artworks to our today’s showcase.

I Am Landing

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He Comes For Me

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Art Deco Cars. Incredibly Stylish Vehicles

Today’s post offers a preview of a collection that includes stunning historic cars that feature art deco style. Its origin goes back to 1920s when it firstly appeared in Paris and then spread all over the world. You can easily distinguish it from a number of others due to its elegance, stylish elements that join together with functionality and modernity in one harmonious unite. Art deco cars from our collection feature the marques like Delahaye, Delage, Talbot-Lago, Voisin and Bugatti that are known as fabulous high-class vehicles. Long, low, streamlined, with chrome details, they turn out to be the iconic examples of this pure decorative style. Many years ago such cars were in great demand among the rich and famous royalty, movie stars, politicians and the situation hasn’t changed in time. Many people still crave for these awesome art deco cars today. And I offer you to admire them in this tiny collection.

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1938 Talbot Lago T150CS Goutte d’Eau

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1925 Hispano Suiza T-49

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Brazilian Chic in Striking Illustrations by Douglas Alves

Today we continue the series of posts dedicated to the artists whose works are worth seeing and discussing. This time we are going to present the inspiring images of the well-known illustrator and graphic designer Douglas Alves, the Brazilian artist whose studio is located in Los Angeles. He became famous due to his amazing works for such companies as Coca-Cola, Mtv, Microsoft and Honda and a number of others. He focuses in art direction and illustrations for various kind of medias and he has considerably succeeded in this sphere. You know that a picture paints thousand of words and that’s why I offer you to see his works of art in your own eyes and admire them!

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Illustrations by Douglas Alves
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Illustrations by Douglas Alves
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The Power of Motion in Chronophotography

Chronophotography is a series of photographs of a moving object taken to record and exhibit successive phases of the object’s motion. This awesome photo technique is one of the suitable methods for capturing motion pictures. By using continuous shooting feature you can make a series of shots and join these together in one single photo. Please notice that tripod is essential for using this technique otherwise you’ll have some problems with background lines. Also you should play a little bit with shutter speed by choosing the most appropriate for your spot. Anyways, this technique requires some skills and knowledge but you know that practice makes perfect. Here are some inspiring examples of chronophotography and we hope you’ll like these as well.

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MooTools Plugins and Tutorials. Roundup from DesignFloat

Hey guys, today we want to offer you to have a look at the best of what MooTools can offer. This compact JavaScript framework can spice up your site by means of bringing the interactivity and effectiveness into its design. In this roundup we have compiled a great collection of the most popular plugins, scripts and tutorial for MooTools that can be helpful for the professional users and those who make the first steps. So, you are welcome to enter the entertaining world of MooTools and we hope that this roundup will be a good start for you.

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40 Seriously Awesome MooTools Tutorials and Plugins


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5 Usefull WordPress Hacks

The following article will introduce something that we consider to be highly important and useful – we’re talking about WordPress hacks. The internet these days is truly over-flowing with offers and advice on WordPress hacks issue, as everyone wants to customize their WordPress presence to make their blog the one that really stands out. Nothing wrong with that of course, but all too often the hacks you find on the net can be purely confusing for anyone who isn’t already an expert WordPress user or a programmer. So, we hope that these WordPress hacks will be particularly useful to WordPress newbies who are searching for useful, quick, and easy-to-use WordPress hacks.

WordPress hacks for social networks

You shouldn’t underestimate the value of social networks as they can give a maximum exposure to your blogs. With two biggest social networks continuing to be Facebook and Twitter it would be careless indeed not to include WordPress hacks that you can use for them. Whilst your blog subscribers can automatically receive an alert to a new posting – why not to add an automatic “blog share on Facebook” link, so that your blog posting could be automatically available to your Facebook followers and shared by them as well. Within the loop simply add this code to your single.php file:

[Sharing blogs on Facebook code:]

<a href=”http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php ?u=<?phpthe_permalink();?>&t=<?php the_title(); ?>” target =”blank”> share on Facebook</a>

Presuming you’re loving Twitter as much as Facebook, then no doubt you’ll be keen to know how to get all your Twitter followers to retweet your blog post further. OK, so there’s a WordPress plugin to send new blog posts to Twitter, but what about old postings? To get your Twitter friends retweeting even your old blog entries add the following code, above or below the posting loop and outside the ‘div’ containing “the_content”.

[Code for Tweeting old blog postings:]

<a href=”http://twitter.com/home?status=RT @HackWordPress<?phpthe_title ();?><?php echoget_settings(‘home’); ?>/?p=<? phpthe_ID(); ?>”>Tweet This</a>
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Magical Realism in Paintings by Michael Parkes

You probably have seen a lot of awesome surreal paintings, but today I want to show you something special – the works by the world’s most popular magical realist. Perhaps, you have guessed the name of the person we are going to talk about. Yeah, he is Michael Parkes, a well-known painter, a sculptor, and a stone lithographer. His metaphysical and spiritual works evoke your imagination and invite you to the dream world. The fascinating atmosphere of these pieces of art is really magnetizing. As the artist says, he depicts in his paintings something more than the average person can see. People always miss something in the everyday life, ‘cause each of us perceives the world around from the subjective point of view. The works from Michael Parkes’ gallery with their philosophical and mythological tone open the gates to the other realms. In this post you can find the most wonderful artworks by Michael Parkes and I offer you to enjoy them together.

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Paintings by Michael Parkes
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Paintings by Michael Parkes
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