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Disturbing Works From The History Of Art

Paintings are often viewed for their illustrative value, and the stories behind the images are either speculated about or left up to individual interpretation. But this list of disturbing works leaves nothing to the imagination, and the stories behind these paintings can be downright sick! Read for yourself what these paintings are really all about, you may [...]

Thomas Kinkade Meets Godzilla

For some reason, we really only ever see Godzilla rampaging in massive cities, but never in small, rural areas like those in the paintings of Thomas Kinkade. Man would I love to see him fight Mothra in one of these villages. Imagine the lights dancing off their skin. Link Via i09

16 Funny Lip Paintings

We’ve seen Pikachu lips, but never troll lips or most of the other weird and wacky lipstick paintings over on Oddee and I assure you, they’re certainly worth checking out -even if you’d never actually want to wear these looks yourself. Link

Cave paintings dated back 42,000 years

Early paintings of seals found in the Cave of Nerja in Spain are thought to be the oldest ever found. The discovery is based on new dating tests condu…

Some Seriously Stylish Manhole Covers

There are few aspects of city life as boring as manhole and storm drain covers. Fortunately, some artists are willing to turn these bland icons into artistic canvases -often in surprisingly humorous ways. There are more great paintings over at WebUrbanist. Link

The Chromatic Typewriter

Tyree Callahan modified a classic 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter by removing the letters with paint-soaked pads. When he types the right combinations, he can compose paintings. You can see a few landscapes that he’s made with it at the link. Link -via Nag on the Lake

25 Delightful Video Game Paintings

BuzzFeed often has a lot of fan art creations, but this round up is even better in that they are all paintings of video games. This Sonic painting by DeviantArt user Orioto is simply amazing, as are the rest of his works in his gallery. Link

Circuit Board Paintings

Artist Joe Dragt’s medium of choice is the humble outdated circuit board. It’s a great way to reinject value into something that otherwise may have been thrown away. The paintings work surprisingly well as a backdrop for the organic subjects he uses. Link Via Geekosystem

Star Wars Greek Vase

About this image by deviantART user asaifactory, Jeremy Barker writes: This is just like my Classics classes with one crucial difference: nobody is naked. And for that I an eternally grateful. I get his point, but I think that a recreation of the Star Wars story in the form of ancient Greek pottery paintings would be [...]

The Van Gogh Letter Sketches

A few people were lucky enough to be pan pals of a sort with Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh often added sketches or paintings to his letters, to illustrate what he wrote about. BibliOdyssey has a collection of these letter sketches, along with the letters that accompanied them. Link