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Art.sy:  an online art collection site that, ingeniously, uses algorithms to understand your preferred works of art (or those in your own collection) and suggests new matches for you.  You can even follow a certain ‘gene’ or type of art, such as 1960’s Art, or Black & White Photography.  And once you’ve followed an artist or gene, you’ll get an email notification about new artworks, sales and upcoming shows.  Utterly brilliant.  Have an explore, its been in private testing for a while now, but opened to the public yesterday.
And even better, the website design is super slick and easy to use.  Now to discover new artworks to love!
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weandthecolor:

Visual Art
Several oil paintings on canvas from 2010 - 2012 by Scranton, Pennsylvania born artist Russ Noto.
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art.afterhours: 20 June 2012
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Ronallman: The Dic-sters
Dictators with a hipster makeover. ha.
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Festival of Play: celebrating 50 years of LEGO in Australia! #thedarling http://instagr.am/p/LVGHKrThPj/
www.legofestival.com.au
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Melóm: Noches
Super fun illustrations.  The bottom one is such an adventure, really beautiful.
Melóm: Noches
Super fun illustrations.  The bottom one is such an adventure, really beautiful.
Melóm: Noches
Super fun illustrations.  The bottom one is such an adventure, really beautiful.
Melóm: Noches
Super fun illustrations.  The bottom one is such an adventure, really beautiful.
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Tadao Cern: Blow Job
A friend, Jonny Grubin, alerted to me to this collection, and this one’s my personal favourite.  Aside from the obvious humour associated with titling the set “Blow Job”, these are great images.
First of all, the photography is stunning.  A snapshot of a moment in time yet I can almost see the skin still rippling.
Then there’s the whole thing of temporarily transforming these faces into something really quite visually unappealing.  And even though we imagine the noise and sound of the machine in the subjects’ face, the images convey a sort of unnatural peacefullness. 
With the photograph I’ve chosen as my favourite, I love the colours and pattern in the model’s shirt, bringing out the pinks/blues/purple in her eyelids.  Colours associated with bruising and pain, yet she looks really quite serene.
Check out the rest of the set here:  http://www.behance.net/gallery/Blow-Job/3926709
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Blender Gallery: Paddington
Great little photography gallery just off Oxford Street in Paddington, concentrating on the image in music.  Housing some great lomo cameras in the bottom too…
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