"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that." Self-taught Italian artist Cristoforo Scorpiniti aka Crisco Art has been creating glow-in-the-dark paintings for a few years now. But his pieces aren't just pictures visible throughout the whole day. They tell two stories: one when the lights are on and another complimentary one when they're off.

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Felicia.B
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1 year ago

I need this! Soo amazing

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Focusing mostly on dreamy landscapes and animals, Cristoforo uses glow-in-the-dark paint to create his artworks. It may sound simple, but there's so much more to it. "I started with color symbolism first and foremost," he said. "Later on, I [added] scenarios of the natural world [with] strong emotional impact ... I like to think of [my universe] as an uninfected, primitive, magical world."

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Nope
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1 year ago

I like how the color changes

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Much like his paintings that illuminate the shadows, Cristoforo's artistic side revealed itself during a dark time in his life. After getting fired from his real estate job, he had to return home to Southern Italy. However, rather than feeling sorry for himself over the negative experience, Cristoforo thrust himself into something new.

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SirPatTheCat
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1 year ago

Ok I know the point is kinda that it glows in the dark, but can I just say that in the one in the light, the layers of trees look so great! It looks really cool, but also focuses you on the little dude in the middle, I really like it!

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It was precisely this return to his hometown that sparked his passion for art. Now, Cristoforo has quite the fanbase. Nearly 1.2 million people follow him on Facebook while his Instagram army has just reached 582k. "My biggest dream is to open my [own] gallery in major cities around the world so that everyone can admire my creations," he said.

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K. LNU
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1 year ago

<3

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Felicia.B
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1 year ago

Awww beautiful <3

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Crochet lady
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1 year ago

Maybe HBO could reshoot that episode using this technique? Lol.

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K. LNU
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1 year ago

Lights off = Patronus

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

This is cute, love it.

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SirPatTheCat
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1 year ago

South Carolina license plate!

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Nope
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1 year ago

that is completely different lights on/off.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

This is super awesome.

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

Night flowers...

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

If only it was playable.

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UndyingBisexual
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1 year ago

Holy crap...it's hard to believe this skill is even possible!

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Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

UNICORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are a great artist my dude!

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

I think this person might like Harry Potter.

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UndyingBisexual
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1 year ago

This is extremely amazing

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Awww Mufasa😢

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UndyingBisexual
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1 year ago

I like how the black around the edges becomes more prominent. Makes the image look dreamlike

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UndyingBisexual
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1 year ago

How to defeat Captain America, go for the legs. His sheild is the size of a dinner plate and look at them legzszzszs

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Spinaap
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1 year ago

genious

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

Creepy wings...

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SirPatTheCat
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1 year ago

This one is subtle, like if I saw this in someone's house during the day, I might not notice for q sec if I walked past in the night - I like it

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

great concept for this art! more relatable for the young mind.

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Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

Alladin

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UndyingBisexual
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1 year ago

This one is ominous, but for some reason speaks to my soul

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Does anyone else see a face above the wolf’s head in the glow in the dark picture?

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UndyingBisexual
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1 year ago

I respect both aspects, but I prefer the light on one. i love the ombre-esque sky

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Nope
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1 year ago

love this one

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TheNerdyOne
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1 year ago

Super SAYAN!!!!!AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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