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Putting a New Face on the Masterpieces

Thursday 05.26.2011 , Posted by
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If Vincent Van Gogh where alive today, we think he would be proud to see his Starry Night on the face of Andy Alcala. The young artist has been painting representations of famous masterworks from his torso up for a while now and shows no sign of stopping. Can you imagine the patience required to paint these backwards in a mirror on your own face? Check out his flickr sets for more.

The Scream Edvard Munch (1893)

Alcala notes that “One: No. 31″ by Jackson Pollock was the hardest to paint: “Going with the spirit of Jackson Pollock the canvas (my face) for this picture was on the floor with the paint being dripped on from above. You’d be suprised how hard it is to make this drip affect when you’re the only one working on it. I had to think of creative ways to get the paint to act like it would with Pollock because simply using a brush and the paint wasn’t working.”

One: No. 31 Jackson Pollock (1950)

Campbells Soup Can Andy Warhol (1962)

Composition II in Red Blue and Yellow Piet Mondrian (1930)

The Son of Man Rene Magritte (1964)

#6 (After “Untitled 1975″) Jasper Johns (1976)

Trans Flux Kenneth Noland (1963)

No. 14, Mark Rothko (1960)

Girl with Balloon Banksy (2004)

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Paul Caridad

Written by Paul Caridad



Bicycled the perimeter of USA, hitch hiked across the States dressed as monk. Nomadic for the next few years. Would love to connect, so check out my links below! email: soloride@gmail.com

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  1. yo thats cool, i was in n.y. last year and saw some of those…it also helps to be an art major too!!!
    thanks man

  2. What an interesting idea

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