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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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Artist Duo Transforms Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Painting Into A 3D Printed Sculpture

Tuesday 10.15.2013 , Posted by

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We’ve seen how 3d printing technologies have been used to reproduce exact replicas of classical paintings, but now husband and wife duo Rob and Nick carter have taken it to a new level. The London-based artists have teamed up with creative studio MPC to transform Van Gogh’s two dimensional Sunflowers painting into a 3d sculpture, bringing his brush strokes and details into a palpable form. They began with a computerized base mesh model to gather data to comprehend the volume of the work. Once their model was complete, they were ready to bring the piece to life, printing it out on the Projet 3500 with a material called Visijet-x, then casting it in silicon bronze for a final touch. [Read more...]

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3-D Scanned & Printed Renderings of Classical Paintings

Wednesday 10.02.2013 , Posted by

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If you’ve ever dreamed of having more than just a print of a famous Rembrandt or Van Gogh painting in your living room, you may soon have a chance- and you won’t even have to win the lottery! 3-D scanning and printing technology has reached a point that it can reproduce some of the most beautiful classical paintings down to every last brush stroke. Dutch researcher Tim Zaman has developed an innovative 3D photographic scanning system and has been working with Kröller-Müller and Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands to capture some of their fine art in 3-D space. The scanning has revealed some amazing secrets, such as the movement of the original placement of one of the men in Rembrandt’s 1662 portrait of the Drapers’ Guild. Teaming up with Canon’s Océ Group, some of Zaman’s scans have been 3d printed, creating an identical copy of these classic works! [Read more...]

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Ukranian Painter Masters the Art of Optical Illusion: Two Paintings in One

Wednesday 09.11.2013 , Posted by

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We’ve all seen the classic young lady or old hag optical illusion, but these oil paintings by Oleg Shuplyak are on a whole other level. Famous faces emerge from seemingly normal landscape backgrounds, leaving viewers double taking each piece to fully understand the different perspectives. In some instances the faces are what the eye recognizes first and stepping back, the smaller details that make up the face can be appreciated. Other times the eye is drawn to the landscape and finding the face is more of a challenge. [Read more...]

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Classic Paintings Get a Digital Makeover (on an iPad!)

Thursday 07.04.2013 , Posted by

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It’s a mashup of classical artwork and the digital age in Paul Vera-Broadbent’s fascinating reworking of history. He’s taken the works of past masters and redone them as faceted modern day tributes that look like they could have popped out of a video game. It’s a fitting piece of work for the artist: Vera-Broadbent has worked at designing video games since age 17, now has 25 titles under his belt, and a number of BAFTA nominations! [Read more...]

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Accurate, Real Life Recreation of Van Gogh’s Portrait

Monday 01.14.2013 , Posted by

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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...]

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The Classics Recreated As Mosaics of Newspaper

Sunday 09.02.2012 , Posted by

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...]

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‘Starry Night’ Enhanced with Open Source Software

Sunday 02.12.2012 , Posted by

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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.

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Was van Gogh Colorblind?

Friday 12.30.2011 , Posted by

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...]

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Remake: Classic Art Re-Interpreted

Friday 10.14.2011 , Posted by

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...]

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