Tag Archives: Painting

Homage a George Seurat

Homage a Seurat by Jonathan Burton h/t M. Wuerker  

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Get Smart

Smartify is a very clever free app that allows users to scan artworks to identify them and then get meaningful background information. This Shazam for art is already available for more than thirty major international art venues and more are being added monthly. … Continue reading

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Fall into Autumn with Van Gogh

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The Mind Loves The Unkown

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown since meaning of the mind is itself unknown.”

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I needed color

Okay, I admit that when I first ran across this short documentary video about the artwork from actor/comedian Jim Carrey I waited for the punchlines, but they never came. The film shows Carrey sketching, drawing, and painting large, colorful canvases … Continue reading

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Automat

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Van Gogh in Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has found a very clever way to promote their upcoming “Van Gogh Bedrooms” exhibition (Feb. 14 to May 16). The museum has created a real life replica of the artist’s famous Bedroom at Arles painting … Continue reading

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Daily Life of Gods

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov creates these wonderful mash-ups from classical paintings and street scenes in Kiev. In his series “The Daily Life of Gods” he photoshops cherubs, angels, goddesses, and historical figures into images of public transport, cafes and city … Continue reading

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Still Life With Books

I recently ran across a blog that was “offering’ a download of this painting (see above) to be used as a screen saver. It looked very familiar and after a little research I realized that it was by the 19th … Continue reading

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Transformative Cartography

I was captivated by Madrid-based artist Fernando Vicente’s intriguing series called “Atlas”, which is based on antique maps. The translucent painting allows the original geographic features of the old maps to remain visible while simultaneously creating a completely new unified … Continue reading

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