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The New American Gothic by Criselda Vasquez (Oil on Canvas 72 x 48)

In this oil on canvas painting by Criselda Vasquez, she uses her parents to reinterpret and contemporize the iconic 1930 painting by Grant Wood, American Gothic. Completed in 2017 and measuring 72 inches tall and 48 inches wide, Vasquez adds: As the American-born daughter of two Mexican immigrants, I illustrate their plight and the plight of many in my community with my art. I want to expose the heart-breaking pain of what a Mexican immigrant’s family goes through. I focus on bringing my family’s world into the light and out…

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‘There aren’t many fairytale endings’: behind the bleak immigration exhibition

The work of 75 artists from over 15 countries is being shown at a tough, timely exhibition looking at displacement and migration on a global scale Last Wednesday, the ongoing border dangers faced by migrants while attempting to find asylum in the US. Its a sad day to talk about this, there arent many fairytale endings, said Massimiliano Gioni, the artistic director of New Yorks New Museum, the same day. Together with associate curator Natalie Bell, hes assembled a timely new exhibition focusing on the history of migration in America.…

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Deep Learning Smart Paintbrush Turns Doodles Into Photorealistic Images

A deep learning AI model developed by NVIDIA Research has been seen turning rough doodles into photorealistic images with astonishing ease. The tool leverages generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images. The interactive app using the model, in a lighthearted nod to the post-Impressionist painter, has been christened GauGAN. Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin GauGAN could offer a powerful tool for creating virtual worlds to everyone from architects and urban planners to landscape designers and game developers. With an AI that understands how the real world looks,…

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Bry Marie Paints on Tiny Affordable Canvases

Bry Marie is an artist and painter based in Tucson, Arizona. She says painting quickly became her passion from a young age and was drawn to the challenge of painting on smaller and smaller surfaces as it made her more carefully consider composition and color. Today, Marie primarily oil paints traditional landscapes onto pennies, striving to prove that small things can hold an abundance of wonder and beauty. For more, check out her work at the links below. BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram…

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Belgian Students Commemorate 100 Years By Restoring Graves of WW1 Soldiers

© Benny Proot To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I; Belgian students cleaned, repainted and restored 250 graves spread over 5 cemeteries in Oostkamp and surrounding municipalities. The idea was to honour and remember the brave soldiers of World War I, and ensure that their identification and data remains clearly legible for all visitors wishing to pay their respects. The pupils who volunteered for the effort were art students currently enrolled in painting classes. HLN.be via reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/09/belgian-students-restore-graves-of-ww1-soldiers/

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Double Exposure Murals That Show Multiple Artworks with 3D Glasses

Insane51 is an incredible street artist from Athens, Greece that has garnered worldwide recognition for his ‘double exposure 3D style’ murals that show different artworks when viewed through the red/blue lenses of 3D glasses. Part of the Sake Tattoo Crew, Insane51 travels the globe, painting walls around the world at various street art festivals and exhibitions. To see more amazing works check out his Instagram page, @insane51   Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by…

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Brushstrokes in Time by David Ambarzumjan

19-year-old David Ambarzumjan is an amazing artist and painter living in Munich, Germany. In an ongoing series of oil paintings entitled, Brushstrokes in Time: Ambarzumjan juxtaposes what was, what is and what can be, using outer space as a canvas to tap into different times and places and explore how the force of nature and above all, humanity shaped our earth. Ambarzumjan currently auctions the miniature 20×20 cm paintings on his Instagram page, while the larger work is available as a print through Society6. Below you will find highlights from…

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This Hand Painted Oscar Winning Short is One of the Most Beautiful Animations Youll See

The Old Man and the Sea is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film by Russian animator Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film won countless awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2000. According to Wikipedia: Work on the film began in March 1997. It took Aleksandr Petrov and his son Dmitri Petrov (who helped his father) until April 1999 to paint each of the 29,000+ frames. The film’s technique, pastel oil paintings on glass, is mastered by only…

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Street Artist Tom Bob Adds Color to Mundane Objects Around Town

New York-based street artist Tom Bob (featured previously) adds life to the mundane through color and imagination. Last time we checked on Tom Bob was last July and since then he has painted garbage bins, storm pipes, hydrants and even cracked sidewalks. For the latest, follow him on Instagram. @TomBobNYC on Instagram Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2018/01/tom-bob-adds-color-to-mundane-objects-around-town/

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Jupiter Up Close Looks Like a Van Gogh Painting (10 Photos)

Juno is NASA’s current mission attempting to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. The spacecraft is equipped with a suite of science instruments including several high-tech cameras that have been transmitting incredible images back to Earth for processing and analysis. Close-up images of the gas giant are awe-striking and the patterns and colours have drawn comparisons to van Gogh’s iconic impressionist-style paintings. Below you will find 10 images from Jupiter taken by Juno that look like van Gogh himself could have painted. With the exception of the sun, Jupiter…

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Renaissance Portraits Made From Single Thread on Circular Loom

Using a single thread roughly 1-2 km long (0.6 – 1.2 mi), Petros Vrellis continuously wraps the thread in straight, continuous lines, from one peg to its direct opposite peg in a circular, 28″ loom with 200 evenly spaced anchor pegs on its circumference. Thus each artwork is made from 3,000 – 4,000 continuously intersecting straight lines of a single thread. Interestingly, knitting is done by hand, with step-by-step instructions dictated by a computer algorithm designed by the new media artist. Vrellis explains: “The pattern is generated from a specially…

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You Gotta See the Before Pic to Really Appreciate This Mural

Artwork by CitéCréation At 40 Boulevard des Canuts in Lyon, France you will find this incredible trompe-l’Å“il mural by the French artist collective, CitéCréation. First completed in 1987, the monumental work has been updated several times since. However, to truly appreciate the impact and difference the mural has made you must see what the wall looked like before the artists gave it, its dramatic face lift. Trompe-l’Å“il (French for “deceive the eye”) is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist…

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25 Times People Matched the Painting They Were Looking At

In an ongoing series of portraits, photographer Stefan Draschan takes photos of people matching the artworks they are looking at. To catalogue his hundreds of shots, Stefan has created a Tumblr site dedicated to the series entitled, People matching Artworks. Draschan says most of the photos were taken at museums and galleries in Paris, Vienna and Berlin and that while they may seem, ‘too good to be true’, they are not staged but a result of patience and perseverance. To see more photo projects from Stefan check out his official…

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