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Know Your Veils: A Guide to Middle Eastern Head Coverings (PHOTOS)

Next time you are having dinner with a Bahraini dignitary, don’t embarrass yourself by confusing the Queen’s abaya with a burqa.

Simply read our full guide with the full explanations behind every Islamic veil here. 

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Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder

A year ago, we wrote about Jonty Hurwitz and his amazing anamorphic art that can only be seen in the reflection of a mirrored cylinder. Although the technique was created in the late Renaissance (16th century), artist like Jonty and István Orosz made it popular again.

What’s interesting about these anamorphic pieces is that most of them look like rubbish without a mirror cylinder. Some of them are so distorted that you can only guess at what the reflected image will reveal. You could probably even use this technique to pass a message on to a fellow secret agent.

Hurwitz says he creates his art by scanning a three-dimensional object and then using special software to come up with new physical forms, but each artist has their own technique.

1. by István Orosz
2.Vera Bugatti
3. by Jonty Hurwitz
4.5.6. by István Orosz
7. by imgur
8. by Awtar Singh Virdi
9. by William Kentridge
10. by István Orosz

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George Psalmanazar. Illustrations for his Description of Formosa. London. 1704.  

Story here

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Geometric tattoos by Chaim Machlev

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Reigning his tattoo machine from Berlin, Chaim Machlev creates – with dots and lines – minimalistic geometrical patterns and intricate compositions on skin.

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A Seascape. Édouard Manet. 1869
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ergo-mx:

A Seascape. Édouard Manet. 1869

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Berlin, Germany based artist Angelika Arendt creates intricate ink drawings and psychedelic sculptures made of polyurethane clay. Check out more of her incredible work at angelikaarendt.de

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