Art

Haunting Photos of Historical Detroit Merged with the Present-Day City

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Headlines about Detroit’s economic crisis in recent decades are dizzying. The general population associates Detroit with a city in decline, where urban decay, municipal bankruptcy, and unemployment dominate the region. But there’s also a redevelopment happening that aims to restore Detroit to its former glory, which has inspired hope for residents and has attracted investors from across the country.
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A Microscopic Imaginarium Of Tears

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Dutch photographer Maurice Mikkers uncovers the hidden beauty of human tears in his series of micrographs, which we first spotted on Fubiz. Imaginarium Of Tears tells us that while our tears are fragile and mark fragile moments in our lives, there is a whole world hidden inside them that is beautiful and complex. The microscope reveals that tears are like snowflakes, composed of intricate patterns, or like lunar craters. Visit Mikkers’ Imaginarium Of Tears in our gallery.
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Terrifying, Breathtaking Images of California Wildfires at Night

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Stuart Palley’s long exposures of California wildfires illustrate both the beauty and devastation of a natural disaster that’s affecting the state more than ever during its current, historic drought. Palley (who you can follow on Instagram) captures the fires’ drama and scope by depicting them at night, when their effect on the landscape is all the more obvious. Click through for more images from Terra Flama; for the full series, visit Palley’s website
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Eye-Catching Art Installations That Incorporate LEGOs

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This weekend, Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge’s A LEGO Brickumentary opened in theaters — an ode to the colorful building blocks of our childhood that seem more popular than ever, today. While some are criticizing the film for basically being a 92-minute commercial for the toy company, it’s clear that a love for LEGOs persists regardless and has expanded beyond the nine to eleven age range. Artists are using LEGOs as architectural structures and more in their installations — especially public artworks that call to the crowds with their colorful design and nostalgia factor.
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Photos Capturing Andy Warhol’s Influence on the New York Underground Scene

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“I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer,” Andy Warhol once said. “I don’t paint anymore, I gave it up about a year ago and just do movies now. Painting was just a phase I went through.” And Warhol’s influence stretched far beyond the canvas which is the subject of a new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (with support from the Andy Warhol Museum), titled Warhol Underground.
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