The Art Aesthetic

The Art Aesthetic

The art world online.
Wilson A. Bentley with camera

The first photographs of snowflakes

This is Wilson A. Bentley, self-educated farmer from Jericho, Vermont, photographer and lifelong lover of snow.  Bentley spent over a year experimenting with different ways of taking photographs through a microscope, becoming the first person to successfully photograph a single crystal of snow in 1885.  Bentley photographed more than 5,000 snowflakes in his lifetime, coming to the conclusion that all snowflakes are unique.
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Banana peel art

This artist creates unique art using banana peels

Stephan Brusche, an artist from Rotterdam, Netherlands with a unique perspective on art, creates eye-catching designs using only a ballpoint pen, a kitchen knife, and banana peels.  Brusche stated that, depending on the detail of the design, they can take anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes to complete.
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Blurry view of Tokyo

Photographs Show A Blurry, Bokeh View Of Tokyo by Takashi Kitajima

Photographer Takashi Kitajima has given us a beautifully unfocused night-time view of Tokyo in his photo series, 'Extra Bokeh'.
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Christopher Columbus sand sculpture

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Check out these incredible sand sculptures from various artists around the world.  It's amazing what you can do with a little beach sand and creativity.
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Rebellious Ariel

Disney Princesses With A Rebellious Side

Emmanuel Viola, an Italian illustrator and digital artist, spun Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Snow White into hipster, gothic, modern ladies with tattoos, piercings, and a rebellious attitude, resulting in some incredible artwork!  View some of the other pieces below and make sure to check out the official page.
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