This June, a new creative hub has opened in Southern California. The Riverside Art Museum in the Inland Empire debuted The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture. This $11 million addition is named after East LA-born actor, comedian, and art collector, Cheech Marin, who generously donated his collection of 550 paintings, sculptures, and other artworks to the museum.
Ethereal characters emerge from large pieces of wood in the art of Akiko Mimasu.
The traditional kimono is an iconic symbol of Japanese style and culture that has been around for centuries.
Growing and maintaining a garden can be a lot of work, but artist Raya Sader Bujana creates tiny plants that live forever. Based in Barcelona, she handcrafts a variety of greenery that can fit in your palm. Each one resembles its real-life inspiration on a miniature scale. Bujana formally studied architecture in school but always had an interest in crafts. “The miniature plants started as a personal project,” she tells My Modern Met.
For many, learning how to draw a portrait is one of the most challenging endeavors.
Open one of Bea Obcena‘s sketchbooks and you'll find a gallery of pencil drawings.
South African artist Daniel Popper is expanding his collection of sculptures at The Morton Arboretum. His Human+Nature exhibition has been on display at the 1,700-acre arboretum since 2021 and will remain on view until 2023. Already his largest-ever exhibition when it opened, Popper has added three more sculptures, which brings the total works up to eight. The three new sculptures are a continuation of Popper's goal to inspire awe as they connect people and trees.
Poland-based artist Dominik Wdowski creates realistic high-relief sculptures that emerge from a two-dimensional background.
Some works of art are realistic, while others appear so true-to-life that they blow your mind.
Ethereal women float across clear waters in Marissa Oosterlee‘s mesmerizing paintings. For years, the Dutch artist has been creating works inspired by water's healing properties in a series called Wash Away My Sorrows. In these paintings, female figures lay with their eyes closed, allowing their bodies to be gently enveloped by the still bodies of water.
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Renowned artist Takashi Murakami has a portfolio that transcends a single genre of creativity.