A Different Kind of Masterpiece

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; Beauty is art. To celebrate beauty where ever we may find it. All that delights the senses, visual, auditory, taste, touch and be it natural, man made, culinary - eye candy in general and sensory delights.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Sleight Of Hand - Hand Art

Sleight of Hand -Hand Art

Guido Daniele, an artist that uses hands as his canvas.

Meet Hand Artist Guido Daniele
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Guido Daniele was born in Soverato, Italy and now lives and works in Milan. He attended Brera Artistic High School and graduated from Brera School of Arts in 1972.

After graduating, he lived in India where he attended the Tankas school in Dharamsala. Since 1968, Guido has been painting and participating in individual and group art exhibitions. In 1972 he started working as a hyper-realistic illustrator working with major editing and advertising companies and began testing different painting techniques. Since 1986 he has been airbrush painting and paints backdrops for magazine layouts and print advertising, television commercials and television programs. Guido also creates trompe l'oiel, both for private homes and public buildings.

In 1990, Guido added a new artistic experience to his previous ones: body painting. He paints models' bodies for advertising, commercials, fashion shows and exhibitions. His personal artistic research has recently led him to combine two traditional portrait techniques: photography and oil painting.

Check out a slideshow of Guido painting.

What a video of Guido at work.

The Cheetah was his first hand work, and his favorite.
Painting the Cheetah. Guido uses his son and daughter as canvases. His paintings take an average of three to four hours to execute so he needs someone to sit still without shaking.
Hound Dog..................
Double wing spread Eagle - took ten hours to paint.
Artist with hand painting of Kitten.

Taken from Reader's Digest, December 2006. To see a slide show of Guido's work, click on to http://www.rd.com/hands


Model: skin art



Artistic Creations in Chalk on Sidewalks

More chalk artists : http://oddee.com/item_96589.aspx

Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his chalk art rendered on the pavements of England, France, Germany, the USA, Australia and Belgium.

Beever's drawings are rendered with amazing 3-D illusions. All drawings are flat, one demensional, yet appear 3-D.

Artist begins painting of an excavation in sidewalk.
Artist "excavates" hole in sidewalk.
"Excavation" continues. Artist kneels to create illusion of standing in hole.
"Excavation" completed. Artist kneels to create illusion of standing in hole.
Correct position to view world Make Poverty History. Artist poses on "top" of world
Side view of 40' long painting of world painting of Make Poverty History
Rescue image to be viewed with inverting mirror
Real man kneels on pavement at "well" and falling figures
Flat image of Spiderman rescues real artist kneeling on pavement painting.
Artis and bottle of Coke
Artist plays in pond.
Which man is real?..Which soda and glass is real?
People avoid "hole" and "stacks of bricks".
Girl on beach blanket
Laptop -flat on pavement
Girl in Pool- artist's feet are flat on pavement.
Biggest Fly!!
Box of Crayons- artist's hands are flat on pavement
Batman and Robin Rescues



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