Montpellier, France, 2000
The employees at Factum Arte are world-class art forgers. But this Madrid-based company is no criminal enterprise. Each piece they create is intended to preserve and protect our cultural heritage. The company has even developed advanced technologies to scan, document and recreate a vast array of objects. From priceless Renaissance paintings to a life-size replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb, founder Adam Lowe says that creating these facsimiles is one of the best ways to protect the originals.
This is my tribute to Pablo Picasso’s most famous artwork, Guernica (1937). The main reason to do this is to echo Picasso’s antiwar message, which I strongly believe is needed more than ever. The backside of this artwork I added a few other Picasso’s artworks to advocate peace, however washed out and fragmented it is. The ox, the “sleeping” soldier, and Pegasus are from one of his early Guernica sketches. The others, most notably his Bouquet of Peace (1958), are sampled from his later works with peace theme. The only 3 animated elements are the flower, the lamp, and the light bulb. To me the flower symbolizes life, the lamp represents hope, and the light bulb embodies technological destruction. As long as life continues and hope lasts, humanity will goes on.
In July 2016, MoMA PS1 invited artist Katharina Grosse to transform a decaying former military building at Fort Tilden, Queens, into a monumental, sublime artwork using a specialized technique to spray brightly colored paint directly onto the structure. Grosse’s approach highlights the potential of painting as a medium, and encapsulates the stark beauty of this manmade structure and its natural surroundings.
Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II. Credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.
Unlike some other forms of camouflage, dazzle works not by offering concealment but by making it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed and heading. Norman Wilkinson explained in 1919 that dazzle was intended more to mislead the enemy as to the correct position to take up than actually to miss his shot when firing.
Dazzle was adopted by the British Admiralty and the U.S. Navy with little evaluation. Each ship's dazzle pattern was unique to avoid making classes of ships instantly recognisable to the enemy. The result was that a profusion of dazzle schemes was tried, and the evidence for their success was at best mixed. So many factors were involved that it was impossible to determine which were important, and whether any of the colour schemes were effective.
Dazzle attracted the notice of artists, with Picasso notably claiming cubists had invented it. The vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth, who supervised the camouflaging of over 2,000 ships during the First World War, painted a series of canvases of dazzle ships after the war, based on his wartime work.
This animation is made of 3285 aquarelle paintings and form the very beginning of my paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott.
The sound is borrowed from the original moive.
Retouches features a series of repeated visual cycles, an animation painted on celluloid that examines transformation in the world around us.
As with 78 tours and Jeu, Georges Schwizgebel tries to grasp the ungraspable -- movement itself -- by playing with notions of perception and representation, changing the balance of shapes for amazing metamorphoses. He turns someone going upstairs into a hurdler and hair being brushed into a windswept forest; as for a tennis game, the ball remains motionless and the court whirls spectacularly around it.
Finally the film calms down into an image of a sleeping woman perhaps dreaming of the very images we ourselves have just observed. Retouches is the virtuoso dream of a visual acrobat.
Conservators at the Prado in Madrid recently made an astonishing discovery. They announced yesterday that the painting assumed to be a replica of the Mona Lisa, had actually been painted by one of his key pupils, working alongside the master. The picture is more than just a studio copy – it changed as Leonardo developed his original composition.
The so-called “Mona Lisa of the Prado” has long been in the museum’s collection, tucked away in its vaults and displayed only occasionally, its significance not fully understood. The experts thought it was painted by some Dutch artist because they assumed it was painted on oak (a wood not used by Florentine painters), but actually it was painted on walnut. In size, it is close to that of the original: the Louvre’s painting is 77cm x 53cm and the Prado’s copy 76cm x 57cm.
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Destino is a short animated cartoon released in 2003 by The Walt Disney Company. Destino is unique in that its production originally began in 1945, 58 years before its eventual completion.
An unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life ... and how it could probably end. Direction and animation by BLU
Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results.
From the countdown at the start to the stock-still "END" that wraps up the film, Jeu is a dizzying whirlwind that never ceases to amaze. Georges Schwizgebel has created a frantic race ending in inertia, a metaphor for modern life's nonstop hustle and b
HD photo of The Birth of Venus
French architect and artist
His eclectic art seems to be aimed by the necessity of exploring his inner world. There is both frustration and irony to be found in his photographs, paintings and installations.
Danish artist based in Copenhagen
Tom McGrath's second solo exhibition at Zach Feuer Gallery continues to explore themes of the road and car culture that he initiated in 2002.
Night Traveling, Day Dreaming, while Mapping my Escapisms, Tracing Love
Painter and video artist from Quebec
Chilian visual artist, painter
rAndom International is a London based design collective that was founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2002.
His work explores themes of alienation, dispossession, and perversity that exists behind the facade of contemporary western society. By subverting mainstream iconography from the advertising, entertainment and political spectrum he creates a visual and c