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What It Would Look Like If Famous Artists Used Thanksgiving Food Instead of Paint

Thursday 11.27.2014 , Posted by
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As you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, or round two or three, allow these images to inspire your plating. Rather than covering them in heaps and piles of food, artist Hannah Rothstein decided to turn Thanksgiving dinner plates into works of art. She chose 10 artists that were easily recognizable and used their signature styles to plate traditional Thanksgiving foods. While most of us could only think of the Jackson Pollock, Rothstein shows off her painting skills and creativity in this perfect Turkey Day homage. [Read more…]

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Brilliant Brazilian Ad Campaign Features Legendary Artists on the Dissecting Board

Monday 03.03.2014 , Posted by
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Art is an expression of what’s on the inside and now we can see what it was that gave Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh their signature styles. In an ad campaign for MASP Art School in Sao Paolo, Brazilian advertising agency DDB puts famous artists on the dissecting board to show how their insides are different from ours. Each artist’s internal organs are presented as he might have painted them. My imagination is running rampant with all of the possibilities for a continuation of this series. [Read more…]

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Art of The Confederations Cup

Thursday 06.20.2013 , Posted by

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If you love art and you love soccer, then you will be thrilled to see the two come together in this amazing collection by Art of the Confederations. As a preview to the World Cup, FIFA organizes The Confederations Cup, which is a tournament between the world champion, host country, and six continental champions. This year, Brazil will host The Confederations Cup with teams from Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Tahiti, Japan, Uruguay, and Spain (former World Cup champions). As a tribute to the countries involved, Art of the Confederations produced this beautiful series that features a man from each team in the style of a popular artist from their respective countries. [Read more…]

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What if Picasso’s Subjects Were Truly Abstract?

Monday 05.06.2013 , Posted by

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It’s commonly known that Picasso painted portraits of his many lovers, often with loads of style but less than realistic features… but what if he painted only what he saw? Flóra Borsi has creatively re-imagined four classic portraits with distorted subjects from famous 20th century painters. In each example she humorously (and a bit shockingly) brings to life the character in the painting – warped features and all – and places them posing next to their portrait. [Read more…]

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An Homage to Picasso Through Photography

Friday 03.15.2013 , Posted by

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Madrid based artist Eugenio Recuenco is known in many circles as a renaissance man. His portfolio is impressive, spanning many fields including film. Inspired by this cinematic approach, his photography has been described as ‘pictorial masterpieces’ rather than just photographic captures. With a style that is both elaborate and detailed, one can clearly see the care he puts into location, lighting and costumes for each image. As a way to pay homage and respect to a fellow Spanish artist, Pablo Piacsso, Recuenco has created a series of photographs using models to emulate poses from some of the Spanish master’s works. [Read more…]

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Interactive: Exploring Abstract Artist Connections

Wednesday 01.30.2013 , Posted by

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Today it’s easy to take for granted the massive shift abstract art had on the art world and society as a whole. It’s easy to forget that at one time “realism” was par for the course and even the expressionists made sure you could identify the objects in their works. Then, just a little over 100 years ago, abstract artists appeared on the scene forever changing what could be considered art. This interactive visualization by New York’s Museum of Modern Art explores the similarly forgotten fact that many of the first abstract artists where highly connected to one another. [Read more…]

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Child Prodigy Sisters Astonish the Art World

Thursday 11.08.2012 , Posted by

For most ten year olds, it’s an honor if their paintings make the refrigerator, but for child prodigy sisters Victoria and Zoe Yin, paintings can sell for up to $30,000. Although their styles are different: Victoria’s reminiscent of Salvador Dali and Zoe’s often compared to Henry Matisse or Pablo Picasso, they are both epically talented and thus highly valued in the art world. Both sisters began drawing when they were only one year old. [Read more…]

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Picasso’s Light Drawings: Still Shining from 1949

Monday 05.14.2012 , Posted by

When LIFE Magazine photographer Gjon Mili visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949, the two began work on the captivating images you see here… and it all started quickly. LIFE wrote in its January 30, 1950 issue, in which these images first appeared, “Picasso gave Mili 15 minutes to try one experiment.” The results from the short session must have made a good impression because he worked with Mili on five more. [Read more…]

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