10 Films That Will Put You in a Good Mood

I don’t know a single soul who hasn’t been moved to tears by a film, or ever seen one that failed to put a smile on their face. When you have a memorable time at the movies, you tend to remember it for a long time. The ability for cinema to put a person in a good mood should never be under appreciated. It feels special. The world can even feel like a sunnier place, for a short time.

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(Cover image from “Hugo” © respective film studio)

Drawings of Cats and a Bulldog Who Loves to Read

Lorine Angelmann is dedicated to making beautiful portraits of family pets and exotic animals using mechanical pencils for some, and for others, she does a complete 180 using bright-colored brush pens.

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Breathtaking Illusions and Mirrors by Visual Artists

When used ineffectively, mirrors and illusions in any kind of art can seem like cheap tricks. But when used appropriately, it can feel like a dream.

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(Cover image © Alejandro Maestre Gasteazi)

10 Disturbing Artistic Creations

Normally, if we’re in one of those masochistic moods where we want to feel the cold fingers of terror, we naturally turn to cinema or literature. Settling down to watch “The Shining” for the seventeenth time, or jumping into some Lovecraft can usually scratch that particular (and peculiar) itch. Rarely do we turn to visual art—but perhaps we should.

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(Cover art © Zdizslaw Beksinski)

Beautifully Illustrating Life and Death

Canadian visual artist and tattooer Kit King (killer name by the way) does a great line in finely detailed and beautifully rendered black and white drawings.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Flipping through the portfolio of photographer Rebeca Sarey, it is like going back in time and witnessing all the strongest women throughout history.

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Sliced Bones: Tattoos from Russia
(…) Some of Roman Boyko’s tattoos look like they came out of a slasher film, or just a sinister edition of an anatomy book.

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The Photo-Realist Lady in the Water

Yigal Ozeri is a New York-based artist, originally from Israel. His style of painting is very much in the hyperrealism mould.

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Insanely Good 3D Graffiti

Portugal’s street art has really evolved over the years with an impressive number of artists, and you can see some of their work on websites like Stick2Target, Mr. Dheo, and Underdogs. One of the house hold names is Odeith, a graffiti rider since 1996, spray painting cabinets and walls in railway routes.

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10 Remakes of Grant Wood’s “American Gothic”

Grant Wood submitted his painting “American Gothic” to a competition at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the judges disregarded it as a “comic valentine.” But a museum patron convinced the Art Institute to keep the art piece, and today it remains there for the public to see. […]

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(Cover art © Steve Simpson)