Topic: Art

Illustrator Gives Fun Hipster Makeovers To DC Superheroines

Illustrator Gives Fun Hipster Makeovers To DC Superheroines

Have you ever wondered what Cat Woman would look like if she were an artsy young purrson trying to make it in the big city, or what Wonder Woman would look like if she shopped at Urban Outfitters? Conversely, have you wondered what you, a stylish young lady, would look like if you were secretly a superhero? Illustrator Elizabeth Beals did, so she drew a bunch of female superheroes from DC Comics as fashion-forward urbanites. (I refuse to put the word “hipster” in the body of a post.) But unlike most things with “hipster” in the name, it doesn’t seem borne out of some haterade-chugging desire to mock the creative class so much as something she did because makeovers are fun. Enjoy these drawings with a clear conscience that they are not part of the problem. And if one of them really catches your fancy, you can buy it in print form. More »

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends’ Clothes?

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends' Clothes?

Another day, another rad art project about gender. In an effort to explore the changing dynamics of heterosexual relationships, Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte has taken some striking portraits of men in their girlfriends’ clothes. But unlike the makeup project I discussed recently, this project is more about “masculinity” (and what that even means anymore) than the daily performance expectations placed upon feminized bodies. Writes Uriarte: More »

This ‘Controversial’ Painting Of A Naked Bea Arthur Just Sold For $1.9 Million

This 'Controversial' Painting Of A Naked Bea Arthur Just Sold For $1.9 Million

Bea Arthur was a pretty cool lady. She played one of TV’s first feminist characters on All In The Family, and of course, she captured our hearts as Dorothy Zbornak on Golden Girls. She was also pretty foxy. Hence, it stands to reason that when an iconic painting of not only Bea Arthur, but Bea Arthur topless goes up for auction, the bidding war would be high stakes and fierce. More »

Artistic Genius Draws Sloth Versions Of The Major Disney Princesses

Artistic Genius Draws Sloth Versions Of The Major Disney Princesses

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Disney princess would look like as a sloth? What a silly question. Of course you have. As some of the cutest and sleepiest beings that evolution’s ever brought us, they are bound to occupy your thoughts quite often. Plus, if you think about it, they are basically the princesses of the animal kingdom. Big, lovely eyes? Check. Ladylike demeanor? Check. Sophisticated handle on beauty? Check. A tendency towards laziness and vanity? Check and check. Hence, I invite you to feast your eyes upon these sketches by artist/genius Phillip Light, which are aptly titled “Disney’s Sloth Princesses.” So sleepy. So…regal. More »