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The strange realistic and disturbing sculptures of Xue Liu

The strange realistic sculptures by Chinese artist Liu Xue, who imagines surreal hybrid between humans and animals… Some fascinating and disconcerting sculptures that question our relationship to the body, pushed by these strange encounters between humans, pigs, chickens or dogs…


Disney princesses reimagined with realistic waistlines. 

Because negative body image can be reinforced by just about every kind of media, and sometimes we all need reminding that the “Disney standard” is just unrealistic.

I would argue that they actually look much better this way; they look more realistic, like real women, and less like perfect extremes. Even women who are naturally very thin wouldn’t be able to achieve the Disney waist because there’s just too much difference between the waistline and where the hip bones would need to be for the butt to work. When the waistlines are changed, it takes the pressure off everyone and the princesses look healthier. In other words - they look a lot more badass. 

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Unbelievable Pencil Art by Paul Lung

- DeviantArt

It’s hard to believe but all these beautiful pictures are not photos but pencil drawings. The author of such unbelievable art is 38-year-old graphic artist from Hong Kong Paul Lung. 0.5 mm technical pencil and A2 paper are the only attributes of these masterpieces. He doesn’t use eraser and spends up to 60 hours sketching out his pictures. As he often admits people do not believe him and he has to make videos of his work to prove that these art works are not photographs.


Morbid Still Lifes by Cindy Wright

Belgian artist Cindy Wright creates realistic paintings using traditional techniques though her subject is rather unusual. Death, decay and raw flesh are motifs of her choice. Her still lifes are presented to us without context or an explanation, while her morbid subjects exemplify the physicality of flesh. In this way, her work continues the Northern Renaissance tradition of vanitas paintings, still lifes meant to evoke the passage of time and one’s inevitable mortality.