Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring is one of the most famous paintings in the world. If you’ve always wanted to see it, you can visit the Mauritshuis museum in the Hag, the Netherlands. But the latest project from Hirox Europe lets you see the famous painting in a whole new way, without leaving your home. They created a 10-billion-pixel panorama that lets you zoom all the way in and explore the panting’s details, cracks, and secrets.
Google Arts & Culture mobile app has presented us with some interesting features that bring together our phone snaps with famous works of art. The latest feature uses AI to make your photos look like iconic paintings. If you’re bored in isolation – this will keep you entertained for a while.
It’s amazing when one art inspires another and how they can intertwine. Austrian photographer Inge Prader was inspired by a famous artist Gustav Klimt, and she created photos based on his paintings. Her inspiration was Klimt’s Golden Phase, and she used real-life models, costumes, and props to recreate his works.
Just like the originals painted between 1899 and 1910, Inge’s recreations are vivid, full of golden hues and sometimes erotic. She faithfully recreated the famous paintings, and yet – she gave the photos her own signature.
I dropped into the British Museum on Monday and spent a few hours in the Mesopotamian galleries with a brief flit through the Greek and Roman rooms, too. I don’t often take photos in museums—that’s mostly the subject of another article—but there were plenty of people using their phones to take photos of the artefacts on display. Getting the best out of a museum with an iPhone might not be the easiest, but there certainly are some techniques that any photographer can apply in order to improve their exhibition photography.
Mike Roshuk is a professional Photographic Artist, Illustrator, and Graphics Specialist based in Edmonton Alberta. He specializes in merging the worlds of photography and illustration, creating beautifully rendered artwork ranging from scenes of fantasy to pop-culture inspired images. I asked Mike to walk us through his mario world inspired composite
Whenever I’m trying to think of an idea for an image to create, I draw inspiration from aspects of pop culture that I have a strong connection with. This whole Pokemon Go craze these days has had me thinking about my favorite games from when I was growing up. Super Mario Brothers 1, 2, 3, and Super Mario World on the SNES were a huge part of my childhood. I thought it would be great to put a spin on some tribute pieces to these games.
Like with most of the images I create, I begin with a series of sketches. I took a look at a bunch of game screenshots for reference (although much of it was already burned into my subconscious anyway), and sketched out a few rough ideas based on the 3rd installment of the Mario series. Of course, I wanted to have a female version of Mario, and wanted to focus on creating some scenes with a lot of energy to them, rather than the typical pin-up style I’ve normally done in the past.
When it comes to art, I’m very much in the “but I know what I like” camp. I just don’t really do “art”, but I was immediately drawn to William Wegman’s work when I first discovered it a number of years ago.
In this video from The Art of Photography’s Artist Series, Wegman talks about his photography, his paintings, his work with video, and discovering the joy of 20×24 Polaroids.
If you’ve heard of INSA, chances are you’re thinking of animated walls right now. For those who don’t know him (and you definitely should), INSA is famous for his stop motion GIF-ITI artwork – animated GIFs created from graffiti paintings.
The UK street artist recently created the biggest animated painting for another GIF-ITI project, but with two changes from his ordinary workflow. Rather than painting a wall INSA painted an entire parking lot, and instead of a regular camera he used a satellite to capture his creation!
A Belgian court has recently found Luc Tuymans’ painting of a local politician to be in breach of a photographer’s copyright.
The photographer whose photo was copied, Katrijn Van Giel, sued the painter leading to his conviction of plagiarism.
Originally sued for $57,000, Tuyman’s could end up paying over half a million Dollars if caught again.