When it comes to perfect remakes of famous artwork, few have come close to this photographic tribute to Van Gogh’s self-portrait. In fact, if you were flipping through an art book and saw this photograph, you might just keep going without realizing it wasn’t the original painting. [Read more...]
By wrapping different colored strips of newspaper, magazines, and tissue paper around small pieces of wood, Korean artist Lee Kyu-Hak has found the perfect way to imitate some of the greatest artists of all time. Each colorful tile for his mosaics is placed meticulously to re-create the brushstrokes in famous paintings such as Starry Night, Sand Barges, and Van Gogh’s Chair. From afar it is hard to tell that each “stroke” is a three dimensional piece of wood, but up close the details of newspaper text can be seen in some areas. [Read more...]
When today’s technology is used to “improve” masterfully created artwork from the past, the results are normally disastrous. The old form of manual creativity flowing from mind to eye to brush to canvas is an intimate engagement that yields results no computer could ever duplicate even in the hands of the most skilled graphic designers.
It might sound like heresy to say that a great painter such as van Gogh had a limited ability to see colors… but a recent exploration by Kazunori Asada and some color vision deficient friends turned up some very interesting new insights. Asada, who has previously written on tools to assist people with color vision deficiencies, was invited to speak at an event for the Hokkaido Color Universal Design Organization (HCUDO). As a way to educate the public about the great diversity of color vision found in our world, the organizers had set up a “Color Vision Experience Room.” Inside, observers were treated to walls of van Gogh paintings illuminated by lights with an optical filter which provided a modified spectrum of light. [Read more...]
Classic artworks get re-made in Booooooom.com’s photo project, ‘Remake’. Artists from van Gogh to Cindy Sherman where re-interpreted by photographers in the UK based project, playfully lending their artistic license to give the works a new aesthetic. Artists were encouraged to minimally modify their original images, lending the project a raw, snapshot like feel in many examples. See many more of the excellent submissions at Booooooom.com [Read more...]
Serena Malyon, a third year Illustration student at the Alberta College of Art and Design, has taken classic works by Van Gogh and given them a modern twist. Using Photoshop she has blurred areas of the paintings to create a tilt-shift effect that gives the images a whole new look of depth. While some people may consider these images artistic blasphemy, Malyon explains, “This was just meant as a fun exercise, so don’t take it too seriously! We thought the results were interesting and wanted to share them.” We’re so glad she did! [Read more...]