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Top 60 Art Ideas in October

From Kinetic Sand Tables to Painted Tapas Boards

— October 29, 2016 — Art & Design
The top October 2016 art ideas include paintings, installations and sculptures that use form, color and other elements of design to express a range of viewpoints.

While paint is typically used in the creation of outdoor murals around the world, a few artists are reinventing street art with colorful electric lights or rope and netting, which forms an end result that's inspired by intricate cross stitch art.

A few other interesting initiatives include MoMA launching its complete exhibition archives for free online and the Tate Britain launching 'Recognition' as a gallery exhibit curated by artificial intelligence. Both of these ideas speak to the increasing use of technology as a means of creating, sharing and experiencing a world of art around the globe.
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Synthetic Swamp Experiences
Synthetic Swamp Experiences
The 'Swamp Orchestra' Recreates Visiting a Bog Using Sound Systems
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Cloudy Airport Installations
Cloudy Airport Installations
This Installation Features a Wall Sheathed In a Cloudy Sky Pattern
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Blazing Shrine Sculptures
Blazing Shrine Sculptures
'The Temple' Installation by David Best Shows a Scared Space Set on Fire
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Online African Art Initiatives
Online African Art Initiatives
'IrokoX' is an Online Platform for Pan-African Artists
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Bioluminscent Plankton Photography
Bioluminscent Plankton Photography
This Photography Series Shows a Beautiful Phenomenon in Japan
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Synesthesia-Inducing Art Installations
Synesthesia-Inducing Art Installations
'Collide' Mimics the Experience of Synesthesia
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X-Shaped Lounger Installations
X-Shaped Lounger Installations
'XXX Times Square with Love' Fills the Iconic Plaza with Odd Chairs
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Self-Referencing Ball Sculptures
Self-Referencing Ball Sculptures
Each of These 12 Balls is Made from a Different Material
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Immersive Musical Machines
Immersive Musical Machines
OSGEMEOS' Exhibit Combines Art and Music To Recreate Human Imagination
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51
Politicized Weathervane Installations
Politicized Weathervane Installations
This Installation Provokes Thought About the UK's Future
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Digital Home Decor
Digital Home Decor
Kilo Art Provides Online Streaming For Wall Displaying Artwork
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Mirrored Cityscape Installations
Mirrored Cityscape Installations
The 2016 Land Art Generator Builds a Reflective Santa Monica Wall
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Abstract Painting Drones
Abstract Painting Drones
The 'Pollockcopter' Creates Splatter Paintings on Vertical Surfaces
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AI-Curated Art Exhibits
AI-Curated Art Exhibits
'Recognition' at the Tate Britain is an Exhibition Curated by Technology
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Technicolor Balloon Exhibits
Technicolor Balloon Exhibits
Daniel Arsham Creates an Interactive Experience To Question Time
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Aquatic Iris Paintings
Aquatic Iris Paintings
Artist Fabian Oefner Creates Unusual Paintings on Water
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Political Art Installations
Political Art Installations
This Art Piece Endorses Peace Between North and South Korea
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World-Traveling Ball Installations
World-Traveling Ball Installations
The Redball Project Has Appeared in a New Location in Belgium
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Energy-Appreciating Installations
Energy-Appreciating Installations
This Electronic Installation Requires Humans to Power Machines
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Satirical Business Jargon Installations
Satirical Business Jargon Installations
'A Load of Jargon' is an Exhibit by Isabel + Helen
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Free Modern Art Archives
Free Modern Art Archives
MoMA's Complete Exhibition Archives are Now Available Online
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Suspended Thread Installations
Suspended Thread Installations
This Artistic Installation References Travel and the Human Body
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Multidimensional Light Experiences
Multidimensional Light Experiences
James Turrell's Immersive Design Plays with Spatial Boundaries
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Music-Inspired Textile Compositions
Music-Inspired Textile Compositions
This Exhibition Was Inspired by West African Music
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Intricate Food Lettering
Intricate Food Lettering
This Artwork Was Created in a Collaboration Between Different Designers
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Sartorial Furniture Installations
Sartorial Furniture Installations
This Australian Installation Celebrates the Humble White Shirt
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Food-Inspired Collectible Keychains
Food-Inspired Collectible Keychains
Kidrobot Shrunk Down and Accessorized Its Vinyl 'Labbit' Toys
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Kinetic Sign Sculptures
Kinetic Sign Sculptures
The 'Sign Machine' Lets Viewers Interact to Create Their Own Sentences
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Eccentric Balloon Photography
Eccentric Balloon Photography
These Vibrant Photos Center Around an Unconventional Subject
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Defecating Dog Balloon Sculptures
Defecating Dog Balloon Sculptures
'Whatshisname' Humorously Updated a Jeff Koons-Inspired Artwork
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Layered Postcard Landscapes
Layered Postcard Landscapes
This Intricate Artwork is Created in an Unconventional Way
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Repurposed LEGO Art
Repurposed LEGO Art
Jaime Sánchez Explores the Possibilities of LEGO Use with Colorful Images
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Sharpened Steel Sculptures
Sharpened Steel Sculptures
These Sculptures are Made Up Entirely of Steel Nails
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Coralline Lighting Installations
Coralline Lighting Installations
Omer Arbel's '44' is on Display at London's Barbican Centre
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Eagle Eye Artwork Pools
Eagle Eye Artwork Pools
This Swimming Pool Design is Inspired by 'The Starry Night' by Van Gogh
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Dystopic Pop Exhibits
Dystopic Pop Exhibits
Ron English's Art at the Allouche Gallery Shows Warped Pop Culture Icons
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Grinning Smile Sculptures
Grinning Smile Sculptures
'The Smile' By Alison Brooks Architects Lets Viewers Walk Inside
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Controversial Rapper Murals
Controversial Rapper Murals
Lushux Created a Famous Mural to Honor Kanye's Iconic Celebrity Video
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Cross-Stitched Murals
Cross-Stitched Murals
This Woven Street Art is Integrated into the Sides of Buildings
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Pixelated Photography Series
Pixelated Photography Series
A Photographer Captures Models in Casual Poses and Pixelates Them
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Stunning Science Fiction Murals
Stunning Science Fiction Murals
Alexis Diaz's Detailed Artwork Depicts Bright Otherworldly Beings
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Urban Forest Pavilions
Urban Forest Pavilions
Asif Khan's 'Forests' are Spread Throughout East London
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Multi-Colored Paper Installations
Multi-Colored Paper Installations
This Piece of Art Depicts Life in Crowded Cities
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Electric Street Murals
Electric Street Murals
This Vivid Mural Was Designed to Prevent Crime in the Area
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Shingled Spherical Pavilions
Shingled Spherical Pavilions
The 'Perspectives' Pavilion Sits on a Hilltop in England
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Inflatable Park Pavilions
Inflatable Park Pavilions
This Inflatable Environment Was Created to Host a Playful Event
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Castle Arch Lighting Installations
Castle Arch Lighting Installations
'Reframe' Replaces Ruined Arches with Hanging Lights
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Painted Tapas Boards
Painted Tapas Boards
Sarmarie Designs' Boards are Made from Solid Lengths of Wood
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Intricate LEGO Sculptures
Intricate LEGO Sculptures
An Artist Created LEGO Animals That Act as Pieces of Art
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Vibrating Pointillism Pens
Vibrating Pointillism Pens
This Pen Makes the Art of Creating Images from Dots Much Simpler
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Futuristic Naval Pavilions
Futuristic Naval Pavilions
'KAPKAR.SF-P7S' is a Temporary Space for Stichting Fabrikaat Architects
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Fluid Resin Sculptures
Fluid Resin Sculptures
These Sculptures Were Made to Realistically Resemble Splashing Water
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London Underground Renaissance Photos
London Underground Renaissance Photos
Toby Ziff's Images Apply 16th Century Principles to the Tube
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Out-of-Body Experience Paintings
Out-of-Body Experience Paintings
Netanel Morhan's Artwork Was Inspired by His Childhood Dreams
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Playable Arcade Game Buildings
Playable Arcade Game Buildings
This Building's Facade was Turned into a Playable Tetris Monitor
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Mosaic LEGO Artwork
Mosaic LEGO Artwork
David Hughes' Colorful Pop Art Pieces are Often Impressively Detailed
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Abstract Multidimensional Murals
Abstract Multidimensional Murals
These Stunning Murals in Italy Were Done by Manuel Di Rita
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Kinetic Sand Tables
Kinetic Sand Tables
Bruce Shapiro's Sisyphus Moveable Changes Design Using Rolling Metal Balls
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Humorous 3D Artwork
Humorous 3D Artwork
HuskMitNavn's Clever Creations are Made by Carefully Folding Paper
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Bioluminescent Light Installations
Bioluminescent Light Installations
'Light Pollination' is on Display at the London Design Festival
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