Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Toronto (Photo: Courtesy of Immersive Van Gogh)
The enchanting Van Gogh experience that wowed Paris and Toronto is debuting concurrently at different cities in the United States this summer, including Los Angeles and New York City. Like the previous shows, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in NYC will feature state-of-the-art digital projections of the Dutch Post-Impressionist’s sunflowers, self-portraits, and landscapes on the walls, floors, and ceilings.
Cats are very beautiful to look at; their poses are so elegant it looks as if they were the subjects of great masters’ paintings. One cat in Russia takes this to another level by actually being a subject of many famous paintings done by the greatest artists of all time. The beautiful, plump, ginger tabby with an awesome name, Zarathustra, sneaks comfortably into paintings and fits right in. “If I fits, I sits or lays, in whatever the artist portrays,” said he.
The most iconic paintings throughout history are still carrying important messages through the art of today’s artists. An Italian digital artist, known on social media as CRUDEOIL 2.0, gave old paintings a new life as social satire. The 24-year-old artist reimagined famous classical paintings in the modern world, with a highlight on technology and social media, to poke fun at what’s wrong with our world. CRUDEOIL 2.0 has a degree in Fashion Design, but in parallel to the world of fashion, he is “following an artistic path by using software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects for the animation of images.”
We’ve seen many recreations of famous artwork over the last couple of years (check out our favourites here and here) each time breathing new life into all-too-familiar landscapes. The purpose of each recreation differs from one another, bringing out the details and ideas one might not have noticed before. The team behind ELLE Brasil decided to pay a tribute to the most famous pieces of artwork with a statement that art is the antidote to negativity in life.
The magazine invited world famous Brazillian figures to help them recreate the art pieces. They chose actress Sonia Braga to replicate the famous smile of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa with a recreation that represents timeless beauty. The gentle femininity in Sandro Botticelli’s Birth Of Venus was embodied by transgender model Lea T. Love was captured in Gustav Klimt’s recreation of The Kiss with actors Tais Araujo and Lázaro Ramos holding one another all wrapped up in gold. The magazine turned the mood of Edvard Munch’s The Screamupside down by letting Brazilian theater legend José Celso Martinez Corrêa scream of joy rather than fear. The picture of composer Caetano Veloso that pays homage to David Hockney’s Joinerssymbolizes the movement and perspective that art brings to life.
Scroll down to see the side-by-side comparisons of the famous originals and the beautiful covers of the magazine, which hits the stands the coming Monday.