Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

Inverted Paintings

J. Robert Feld, a Brooklyn-based artist, reproduced artist Piet Mondrian’s geometric paintings, but did so in such a way that you need to use your smart phone in order to view them properly. The paintings are produced with inverted colors and using the inverted color function on your smartphone, you are able to view the [...]

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Glass Paintings

Using rods of glass, artist Loren Stump melts them together and then slices it to reveal detailed illustrations and patterns. The one pictured above is his own rendering of Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin on the Rocks. This process of glass art, called Murrine, began in the Mideast around 4,000 years ago and for over 20 [...]

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Before there was Pantone…

The Pantone Color Guide was introduced in 1963, but long before that, in 1692, a book was written by a Dutch artist by the name of A. Boogert. The book was recently shared by Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel, and as far as he knows, this gem is one of a kind. According to Boogert, [...]

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Bubble Wrap Injection Art

To artist Bradley Hart, bubble wrap is more than just for protecting fragile things and fulfilling your bubble wrap popping addiction. He uses the plastic for recreating pixelated paintings by carefully injecting the little bubbles using syringes with just the right amount of paint. It takes a whole lot of paint and syringes and around 150 [...]

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Traveling Book Tour: The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library from Art House Co-op on Vimeo. I blogged about The Sketchbook Project a while ago and it has come a long way since I first posted about it.  They now have over 30,000 sketchbooks archived at the Brooklyn Art Library from participants all over the globe. They also have a [...]

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