Classical paintings get a brilliant twist with Batman’s help

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Monday 20 July 2015

Not everyone loves art history, so to help them enjoy the classic paintings of centuries ago, artist Vartan Garnikyan has created the Batman Collection. Yep, that’s right – an entire series that tweaks the classic artworks and adds a bit of Batman in for good measure.

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This university undergrad creates spot-on replicas of famous paintings with her collection of masking tapes

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Nasa Funahara, an undergrad from the Musashino Art University in Japan, owns a collection of 450 rolls of masking tape in every color and pattern available. I’m guessing that for want of storage space, she began using some of them to replicate famous paintings like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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Monsters painted into otherwise ordinary paintings

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 13 May 2014

After stumbling on a random Reddit post from Chris McMahon years ago, who buys landscape paintings at yard sales and paints monsters into them, we quickly found even such great work going around online on his deviantART page. Boy, are these clever.

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Animated classic paintings by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 28 January 2014

This video is probably the most stunning thing we’ve seen in quite a while. Using a 2.5D animation effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these iconic paintings to life in a beautiful, haunting way. Everything from the sequence to the music creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from. Yes, technology […]

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Hyperrealistic paintings by Borja Bonafuente

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Sunday 12 January 2014

Bands like The Beatles, KISS and Queen not only left deep marks in the world of music, but in the art world as well. Seeing the endless source of inspiration, interpretation and creation, the young Spanish artist Borja Bonafuente Gonzalo combines the history of portraiture with music. Since his life is music, he is reflecting […]

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Realistic 3D goldfish paintings by Riusuke Fukahori

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 5 December 2013

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori is known for his three-dimensional goldfish paintings created by pouring resin – the material they use for sculptures and not the dried grape that old people love to eat. Badum-tss! He had been practicing his craft for eight years before he became a hit online last year with his life-like creations. Now there are many copycats, but there can only be one master of the three-dimensional goldfish.

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A Trip to the Movies: art series by Brad Lamers

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By Brad Lamers in New Illustration on Saturday 16 November 2013

I worked for years in the movies at a Studio before I began painting. It was a great experience overall and helped me understand art better. My new series, A Trip to the Movies, is a bit of a revisit to that time and that world. I used the format of a script as the […]

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Aging Superhero: paintings by by Andreas Englund

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 15 November 2013

Swedish artist Andreas Englund, through his current series of photorealistic oil paintings, visualizes to us the life of a superhero that’s quite past his prime. The series is called Aging Superhero, and it aims to show that despite old age, people can still do remarkable and praise-worthy things. I want him to make a series […]

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North Korean artists do paintings of contemporary China as a socialist utopia

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By Darragh Field in New Art on Thursday 7 November 2013

For their exhibition The Beautiful Future at Beijing Design Week, Nick Bonner and Dominic Johnson-Hill commissioned paintings of modern China from North Korean artists. The results were these remarkable pictures. At first glance they have the naivety of 1950s Americana, but on further examination, they seem to have been purposefully composed to capture a national […]

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Dreamscape paintings by Will Barras

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By Kevin Zych in New Art on Monday 4 November 2013

Will Barras is an artist, illustrator, and animator from Birmingham, England. He began his career when he started doodling with his friend between answering calls at a tiresome desk job. Today, years after hanging up the phone, his work has evolved into dynamic images featuring distorted figures walking, biking, and riding horses through colorful landscapes. […]

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Danish artist Dorte Naomi’s insightful interpretation of human decay

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By Louise Rosenkrands in New Art on Monday 21 October 2013

Dorte Naomi is a brilliant Danish artist who predominantly works with painting and printmaking. Her works are often dark and sexually implicit, but underneath all that darkness is a superbly insightful interpretation of human decay. Oh, and even better: she’s currently taking care of my old printing press, nicknamed ‘Big Robert’, because I can’t fit […]

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Chris McMahon adds monsters into Thrift Store artworks

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By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Monday 14 October 2013

Chris McMahon gets paintings from thrift stores and garage sales and then adds monsters to them. It’s as simple as that. It’s as effective as that. See green lakeland vistas stalked by hulking colossus’s, swamp monsters and even a land narwhal. The pairing of serene landscape and garish monster really works well.

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Surrealistic dreamscapes by Michael Page

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 27 September 2013

When talking about dreamscapes, Michael Page is the right artist to mention. His work, literally, is fantastic: the shapes and colours merge like dreams, creating pop-surrealistic scenarios of animals and creatures but always with one foot in reality so we can relate to what he paints. The San Francisco-based artist is known for his vibrant […]

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The Sideshow Project

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By Vincent Serritella in New Art on Friday 20 September 2013

Sideshow is a project by Deb Ayerst that started out in a physical space and has now morphed into a virtual one. The artist met many amazing individuals at their day jobs in our business of advertising and design, only to discover after getting to know them that they have amazing creative interests that they […]

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Lost at Sea: an illustrated book by Danielle Buerli

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By Danielle Buerli in New Illustration on Monday 16 September 2013

Lost at Sea is an illustrated book about three strangers that all share a traumatic experience when a little boy falls overboard while on a whale watching boat. The story follows how each character deals with the event in different ways while falling in and out of their imagination. I created and illustrated the book […]

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