Everything new is old again
Everything old is new again
Taking inspiration from well known works of art, each Ap student will be re-imagining the work and bringing the work into a different context or different meaning.
In 1942, Gordon Parks went to work for the Farm Security Administration in Washington, DC. The American capital back then was a cesspool of bigotry. Parks had to enter restaurants and theatres through the back door. Even the federal government participated; the new war office then being built on the other side of the Potomac…
artist Alexa Meade is famous for inventing a style of painting that transforms the 3-dimensional world of reality into what appears to be a 2-dimensional representation of itself.
That’s a real-ass live human woman right there! You see, DC artist Alexa Meade paints people to look like they’re in paintings. Maybe art isn’t dead! But you know what is? The opossum on the sidewalk right outside my apartment complex. It’s true, I even poked it with a stick when I was walking the dogs.
Best known for her incredible portraits painted onto people that turns them into 2D works of art, Alexa Meade is steadily growing notoriety as an artist. With paint and warped mirrored surfaces, Meade is able to achieve her impressive optical illusion.
Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it–literally. She covers everything in a scene–people, chairs, food, you name it–in a mask of paint that mimics what’s below it.
Artists can rarely imagine what will happen to their work once they make it public. Will it be popular or not? Will people understand it or appreciate it? Hard to tell. Even harder to tell is whether the work will inspire others.
How do you get people to be more interested in classical art? By adding Batman, of course! Vartan Garnikyan is transporting the caped crusader into classical paintings through the medium of digital art. Starting with the “Starry Knight” that references his favorite scene in “Dark Knight Rises”, he has made five Batman related pieces thus far.
Today we want to showcase an interesting project called Remake, started by the guys of Boooooom. In this project artists all around the web are invited to recreate in photographs the iconic paintings that made the history of art. Some of the artists that made the remakes revisited the original pieces in a modern way, …
I will be updating this post with all the submissions to our “Remake” project. Check back here to see work as it comes in and make sure yours is added! Full details about this project are here. “Composition With Red, … Continue reading →