Van Gogh’s Paintings, Tilt-shift photography

Van Gogh’s Paintings, Tilt-shift photography
After seeing how tilt-shift photography could make real world scenes appear like miniature models, Serena Malyon, a third-year art student, decided to simulate the effect on Van Gogh's famous paintings. Using Photoshop, she manipulated the light and adjusted the focus to make us see these paintings in ways we could have never imagined. Amazingly, nothing in these paintings was changed, added or removed. The incredible illusions are all created by the magic of Photoshop. Update: Recently, I was able to get in touch with Serena to ask her how she came up with this idea. Read that inter...
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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900), Paintings

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900), Paintings
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky loved painting the sea. A Crimean native, he was born in Feodosia, a port town, and thus had great waters as a constant companion. This 19th century Russian Armenian painter had real knack for depicting waves. Light and translucent, they perfectly capture the essence of the real thing. Many of these paintings featured a human element, too, with ships showing the struggle between man and nature. During his career, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky painted more than 6000 paintings, half of which depict sea and ships. He often went to watch naval manoeuvres and ev...
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Hyper Realistic Paintings by Omar Ortiz

Hyper Realistic Paintings by Omar Ortiz
Mexican Omar Ortiz uses the human body as the main element in his work. His hyperrealistic paintings are surprisingly exquisite, as is his command of light and skin tone. Most of his paintings are on large canvases, and many mistake his paintings for actual photographs. He was born in 1977 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where he still lives to this day. Most of his works, which have been classified as minimalistic, are done in oil, although he has experience with pastels, charcoal, watercolor, acrylics, and airbrushing. Omar describes his work by saying, “Since I started pain...
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Polish painter Justyna Kopania made Paintings by Palette knife

Polish painter Justyna Kopania made Paintings by Palette knife
Polish painter Justyna Kopania depicts melancholy seascapes and towering ships obscured by mist with liberal applications of oil paint. Crashing waves are depicted with splashes of paint, and sails are formed with the stroke of a palette knife. You can see more over on Saatchi Art and Facebook.       (via MEERESSTILLE)
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Iraqi artist Othman Toma, Ice-Creams Paintings

Iraqi artist Othman Toma, Ice-Creams Paintings
Ice-Creams Paintings Iraqi artist Othman Toma creates these paintings using melted ice-creams.  If you look at his site he usually draws with pencils or paints with watercolours, these paintings are proof that you can produce art in a variety of unconventional ways.  There are some out there that say that these paintings, could not have been painted with the ice-creams, Othman says that, that is what he used as his paint, maybe next time he should do a time lapse video to prove them wrong. [via]
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