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Wolfgang Hutter's Fantastic Realism

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Exquisite environments of artifice from the Viennese painter

Austrian painter/illustrator Wolfgang Hutter, one of the founding members of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism formed after WWII, creates magical dreamscapes that pay equal homage to both the Old Masters and the Surrealists. With images of fantastical fairy tales scenes and imaginary Utopias, you can see why the artist is also a successful childrens' book illustrator. From the notes to the......read more

Dream Paintings Of Women and Animals In Nature

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From 16 Year Old Painter Dimitra Milan

Four years ago, 16-year-old artist Dimitra Milan began painting when her parents opened Arizona's Milan Art Institute, allowing her to take any class that caught her attention. Since then, she's worked to cultivate her own style.  From classical oil techniques to contemporary mixed media, Milan's skill set grew along with her desire to paint. She then started homeschooling so she could......read more

Potomac Tops List of America's Most Endangered Rivers

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Conservation group American Rivers urges support for clean water protection

In an announcement that's as laden with symbolism as rivers are with sediment, American Rivers has named the Potomac River, which flows through the nation's capital, the most endangered river in the United States. "America’s Most Endangered Rivers," the annual report from the clean water advocacy group, noted that the Potomac is under increasing threat from pollution caused by urban......read more

Jason Florio: River Gambia Expedition

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Stirring photos document a threatened way of life along the Gambia River

Jason Florio and his wife, Helen Jones-Florio, had already traveled the Republic of Gambia extensively when they decided to walk around the entirety of it in 2009. The 600-mile walk stands as the first recorded circumnavigation of the West African country by foot. As such, they know Gambia better than most, so when they heard of plans to dam the Gambia River on the Senegal-Guinea......read more

River Rafting in Sweden

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A Scandanavian eco-tourism outfit lets travelers embrace their inner Huck Finn

Thanks to Mark Twain, the image of a timber river raft drifting lazily downriver is forever embedded in the American consciousness. Over the years, it's become the ultimate symbol of escapist freedom. Now, you too can enjoy that very activity on your next holiday. The only catch? You have to travel to Sweden to make it happen. During the summer months, a Swedish eco tourism outfit called......read more

Urban Farm Pops Up in Midtown Manhattan

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Veggies and herbs thrive in space where development stalled

For a nice example of an economic slump yielding positive results, check out this ingenious urban farm that has popped up in midtown Manhattan, where the recession halted development of the Alexandria Center, a bioscience complex just east of FDR Drive. When the project stalled, the developer leapt on the opportunity to use the space to grow fresh produce for Riverpark, the Tom Colicchio......read more

Michael Northrup’s Dream Away

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Unusual Images Of Everyday Intimacies

Making waves internationally is Baltimore photographer Michael Northrup’s newly released third photo book, Dream Away, a tender documentation of the journey of his former marriage and family life.  Spanning decades from the early ’70s to the ’90s, the 70-year-old’s latest publication gives proof that beauty and meaning are truly found in the......read more

Dreamy Watercolor Paintings

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From Maja Wornska

Wornska, a Polish artist, who is an architect by trade, picked up a passion for drawing and painting in her first two years of school. She never received any additional training, making her meticulous hand that much more impressive. You can buy prints and canvass of Maja's work at My Modern Shop....read more

Jessica Silversaga's Dreamy World

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Stockholm commercial photographer's personal work

Dreamy and delicate, Jessica Silversaga's work invites you into a world of nostalgia and dress up often placed in nature.  When she's not shooting weddings and fashion assignments, she's finding old dresses, peonies, girls with freckles, and thins from the 1920's through the 1940's, the periods she's drawn to. Via  Ignant...read more

Wang Ruilin: Dreams

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Huge animal forms carry tiny landscapes on their bodies

The image of an animal carrying the world on its back is common to the creation myths of many cultures around the world. Beijing-based artist Ruilin Wang explores that concept in Dreams, a series of evocative sculptures depicting large-scale animals with tiny landscapes emerging from their forms.   Each nearly life-size work consists of a certain creature paired with a type of world.......read more

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