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Thick Strokes of Paint Create Featureless Portraits in Abstracted Paintings by Joseph Lee | Colossal

Los Angeles-based artist and actor Joseph Lee paints thickly layered portraits that mask the details and expressions of his subjects’ faces. His abstracted profiles sometimes reveal a subtle hint of an eye, nose, or ear between multi-colored brushstrokes, and are set against matte backgrounds to make each painting pop. Although the facial expressions are often hidden, the self-taught artist intends to bring emotions to each face through the turn of the head or the line of a jaw. More

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optical illusion art | Rundes Room: Optical Illusions in Art Class Art, Outdoor, Beach Mat, Beach, Outdoor Blanket

Last week I pinned a fabulous optical illusion art idea from We Heart Art. She had completed this activity with her fifth graders, and I thought it would make a fantastic first lesson for my students. I tried it out with my oldest daughter last weekend (she's in grade 3), and when she achieved great results, I knew it would be perfect. This is a perfect art lesson for the beginning of the year because it uses only a few materials, has simple directions, and turns out to be an impressive work…

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