These self-portraits are the work of Cecilia Paredes, an artist whose latest work sees her using body paint to blend into floral backgrounds. In the past Paredes, who is from Peru, has transformed herself into animals and plants. Impressive, no?
This dormouse was filmed as it slept (while hibernating) by the Surrey Wildlife Trust. Guaranteed to be the most adorable thing you see today.
This week Polish politicians wore Guy Fawkes masks in Parliament to protest of a SOPA-style anti-piracy agreement signed by the government - the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
Well, that's one way of reliving the 'Imperial March' theme from Star Wars. This video comes courtesy of Volkswagen, who have been airing this 'teaser' ad in anticipation of the much-hyped American Superbowl.
Admittedly, H&M's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo collection launched on 14th December (created by the latest film's costume director, Trish Summerville), but being somewhat diluted by Christmas festivities and the fact that David Fincher's film wasn't released until Boxing Day, now is a great time to check out some of pieces perfect for all the wannabe Lisbeth Salanders out there.
What is it with artists and dots? Earlier this week we reported the unusual piece of dot-inspired work created by Yayoi Kusama , and now Damien Hirst is getting in on the act. Hirst has put 300 of his 'spot paintings' on display at Gagosian Gallery's 11
locations around the world. Despite it coming to light that Hirst painted a meagre 5 spots in total (of the 1,400 in existence), they are expected to be a hit when showcased in in New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Athens and Geneva.
The show, titled The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011, runs to February 10.
A photographer is giving everyone the chance to take a unique look at the living quarters of people over four different continents in a new collection of aerial shots. Jason Hawkes from Oxfordshire spent 12 years getting these shots by helicopter in a bid to record new housing developments that have produced abstract patterns on the landscape.
For her latest piece of art 82-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama created a special 'white room' that she then allowed children to decorate with thousands of coloured stickers. Kusama is a bit of a dot fanatic - for 40 years she has made paintings, sculptures and photographs out of dots in a process she calls 'obliteration.' Her aim is to cover all traces of white surface with colour.
Photographer Skarphedinn Thrainsson risked his life to take these incredible pictures under the surface of Vatnajokull - Euope's largest glacier. Vatnajokull is 3,100 cubic kilometres and covers eight per cent of Iceland's surface. Its average thickness is 400m and it even has seven active volcanoes beneath its surface!
You'd be forgiven for thinking that duct tape has limited uses beyond sticking stuff together, but artist Max Zom uses tape to create unique pieces of art.
Max places layers of translucent duct tape on Plexiglas panels to create his work, and manages to create a whole variety of subjects, including a modern twist on Vanmeer's 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' painting.