These days, women portrayed in popular media tend to be thin with medium or large breasts. But a few hundred years ago, a few curves meant you lived the good life and indulged in tasty treats the impoverished couldn’t afford. Classical artists tended to portray models that way. So what would your favorite classical paintings look [...]
Did Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci paint his likeness in to one of his most famous paintings ? Art expert Ross King believes that Da Vinci used …
These reproductions of famous paintings take collage art to a whole new level of cool, and demonstrate a good use for all the magazines piling up in the corner of the living room. They were created by Vik Muniz, a Brooklyn based artist whose passion is hacking up the printed page with scissors and gluing the [...]
(YouTube link) Grant Woolard (previously at Neatorama) dreamed he was in the world of famous paintings. How many do you recognize? But you don’t really have to know your Monets from your Manets to enjoy this animation. -Thanks, Grant!
Andy Alcala, a student at the University of Iowa, took the term “face value” quite literally when he decided to reinterpret some of the most famous paintings in the world as face paintings. They’re quite entertaining and visually stunning. Link
This week a story at NPR discusses the extent to which Norman Rockwell used photography to capture images of models; he then traced these photographs onto canvas as an early step in the creation of his famous paintings. Rockwell used photos, taken by a rotating cast of photographers, to make his illustrations… Rockwell never kept it [...]