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Beautiful Architectural Watercolors From Maja Wrońska (takmaj)

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Maja Wrońska is a polish artist capable of bewitching people with her incredibly accurate watercolor paintings. Her works of art are magical and go from country to country, catching the right moment on canvas, like a photograph realized in every detail with watercolor.

You can have the sensation of travelling just by looking at her paintings. Through her eyes, you see what particular moment Wrońska wanted to capture and bring back home with her. Switching from one to another, you can find yourself in Paris, sitting on a bench near the Eiffel Tower reading a book as the sky colors itself with yellowish, and then move on to the grey Brooklyn, maybe after having a quick look at colorful Barcelona or gloomy Shanghai.

Wrońska’s art is like a traveler’s suitcase: filled with precious memories from some of the most beautiful cities of the world. Every painting has a particular something, like a tired hawker or a crowd of noisy kids, that brings them alive. It’s really easy to dream with your eyes open when staring at her artwork, for you lose yourself in a trail of wishes.



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Historic Glass-Plate Photos From Romania Restored And Turned Into Colorful Art

The recoloring of old black-and-white photos is an excellent way for modern audiences to re-visit, understand and associate with history. Jane Long, a photographer based in Australia, has taken a collection of old glass-plate images by Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte (or Axinte, depending on who you ask) and updating them by adding color and a bit of Photoshop magic.

Acsinte, who died in 1984, was a Romanian war photographer during WWI who also took photos professionally and personally after the war. In 2013, what was left of his damaged vintage glass-plate photos was digitized by the Costica Acsinte Archive to preserve it, and it is this collection that Long drew on to create her wonderful photo series.

Via boredpanda