Creative French artist Etienne Lavie has created a wonderful series of images that picture what several major European cities might look like if all of the advertisements were replaced by classical paintings. The series is aptly named – “OMG who stole my ads?” She uses Milan and Paris as her backdrop – cities that are inextricably linked, architecturally and historically, to the development of classical art as we know it.
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In her “Plastic Classics” series, British artist Jane Perkins uses almost anything she can find – buttons, plastic toys, LEGO pieces, etc. – to re-create recognizable iconic paintings like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and portraits of stars like Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela. Although she has her artistic roots in textile work, she works almost exclusively with plastic parts.
Huang Guofu, now 42, lost both his arms in a horrible electric shock accident at the age of four, however this didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams. Instead, at the age of 12, he began painting with his feet. At first, Huang tried selling his paintings in the streets, but he soon learned that his paintings lacked elegance and many people bought his work just out of sympathy. That didn’t stop him either. He put a brush in his mouth and taught himself to paint with more detail…
It’s hard to believe, but the picture above is not a photograph! It is a photo-realistic oil painting by Teresa Elliott called “Deliverance” – one of three Grand Prize Winners of the second annual America China Oil Painting Artists League competition.
Washington-based artist Tyree Callahan transformed and old 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter into a functional painting device he calls a Chromatic Typewriter. He did it by replacing the ink pads of the typewriter with colored paint pads and the letters with color markers.
We’ve already looked at some unbelievably realistic drawings and paintings before but it’s nothing compared to what you are about to see. This time, let’s take a look at the works of some of the world’s greatest photorealism masters – Roberto Bernardi, Steve Mills and Erich Christensen. Forget about Photoshop, Maya or 3Ds Max – these guys have gone the old-school way.