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Artist Creates Fun Collages By Combining Famous Artwork With Pop Culture References (111 Pics)

There are a few things most of us immediately recognize—like famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci or Van Gogh, pop culture references from famous movies or TV shows, and well-known characters from Marvel and Disney.

Turkish artist Ertan Atay decided to mix these things up to make these creative collages. The artist usually puts funny twists in their illustrations, but a lot of them are more artistic. The artist has a unique style, which was influenced by a career in fashion, graphic design, and TV production.

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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition Is Coming to New York City This Summer

By Margherita Cole on April 16, 2021 

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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.

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This Unique Audiovisual Exhibit Will Let You Experience What It’s Like To Be A Part Of A Van Gogh Painting

The Atelier des Lumières digital art center in Paris has recently launched a new exhibition called Van Gogh, Starry Night – an impressive visual and musical installation, honoring the works on Vincent Van Gogh. Produced by Culturespaces and created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, the exhibition features some of the artist’s most famous works projected onto the art center’s walls by over a hundred projectors and music by composer Luca Longobardi.

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Artist Lets Us Get A Glimpse Of What These 29 Famous Historical And Popular Figures ‘Really’ Looked Like (New Pics)

Bas Uterwijk is back on Bored Panda with more of his recreations (old post here)! Bas uses artificial intelligence to recreate paintings, statues, and many other things into a realistic portrait of what these historical figures could have looked like. Technology has come a long way, so if you’ve ever wondered what Mona Lisa, Van Gogh, or Shakespeare looked like in real life, this post is for you.

Bas has worked in CG animation and video games, but for about 14 years now, he’s devoted himself to documentaries and photography. He has a lot of experience with this type of technology. So when he started to experiment with recreations and AI, he found a new hobby and way to use the skills he gained through all those years. 

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People Are Recreating Terrible Thrift Store Art At Home And It’s Hilarious (40 Pics)

Recreating artwork using objects in their homes has become a pastime for many creative people who are stuck in quarantine. And while we’ve seen recreations of famous works by Picasso, van Gogh, and Klimt, there’s another style of painting that is often overlooked when it comes to art recreations. I’m talking, of course, about thrift store art – a unique art form that’s rarely recreated for a good reason.

These are the types of paintings that end up in charity stores and garage sales when someone finally decides they can’t bear looking at them any longer. However, there are people out there that actually appreciate these paintings and someone even started a Facebook group called Terrible Art in Charity Shops where they share their most hilarious finds. Recently, some users started recreating some of that terrible art at home, and the results were even more hilarious than the originals – check them out in the gallery below!

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In an interview with Bored Panda, Becky Gouverneur, one of the administrators of the group, said she and her friend Laura started Terrible Art in Charity Shops back in 2017. It all started when Laura posted a photo of some terrible thrift store art on her own Facebook page and got hundreds of comments. That’s when Becky suggested she start a group and the project took off.

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“When lockdown began across the world, the group interactions dropped dramatically as most of the charity shops had closed. We were a bit worried about the group, which had been so active until then,” explained Becky. “Then, one day, a member called Ceri Ashton asked if she was allowed to post a ‘recreation’ of a post from the group. Matt and Ann (two of our key admins) mulled it over for a couple of hours. We are normally quite strict about what we let in as we don’t want the group to become swamped with all those kitsch statues of ladies dancing or awful cat plates….”

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“The group was originally aimed at awful paintings or drawings by amateur artists (this is also something I’m really keen on as I’m an artist myself) and we try to keep true to that original vision,” continued Becky. “In the end, Matt and Ann thought ‘what the hell, only a few of them will be bothered to join in so what harm can it do?’ and the group had become so quiet during lockdown they thought it would provide some entertainment… little did they know! None of us expected the reaction we got!”

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Becky said that after the initial post, the group went crazy and soon enough more and more people were joining in. She says that this was exactly what people needed to lighten their mood amidst all the chaos.

Turns out that Ceri ended up creating her own Facebook group called Recreate Artwork With Things You Find At Home and it already has over 63k members so make sure to check it out!

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I Fell In Love With Van Gogh’s Story And Paintings As A Teenager, Here Are My 60 Illustrations Of His Life

My name is Alireza Karimi Moghaddam. I’m a cartoonist and illustrator. I was born in Iran and currently live in Lisbon.

As a teenager, I fell in love with Van Gogh’s life story and paintings. His style, colors, and lifestyle inspired me. I followed almost all the books and movies that have been made about Van Gogh, and I immersed myself in the love of his life.

For me, Van Gogh is not only a painter and a genius artist but a way of life. He is not a frustrated and distressed model but a symbol of love, humanity, and altruism. I understand and propagate it from a different perspective, and on the contrary to a prevailing traditional view, I would like a different Van Gogh to be a Van Gogh for everyone.

My cartoons show that Van Gogh’s life was all about beauty and love. It might have had a bitter ending, but it was inspiring for the future.

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This Clever AI Technology Transformed 30 Celebrities Into Classical Paintings

We’ve seen some crazy examples of artificial intelligence (AI) at work before, like creating virtual landscapes, fixing damaged photos and even creating people that don’t actually exist. Now AI researchers at MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab came up with a new clever technology that can turn any portrait photo of a person into a beautiful classical art painting.

The algorithm used to create the paintings was trained on more than 45,000 classical pieces of art and can render portraits that look like oil, watercolor and ink paintings. Someone decided to try out this new technology on some celebrities and now you can get a glimpse at how they would have looked like all the way back in the 15th century.

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#1 Keanu Reeves

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#2 Lady Gaga

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To create the paintings, the AI uses something called generative adversarial network (GAN) models. GAN makes two neural networks – a generator (looks at various examples and tries to mimic them) and a discriminator (judges if they are real by comparing them with the same training examples) – contest with each other in order to produce an acceptable outcome. The AI analyzed works from various famous painters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

#3 Adam Driver

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#4 Ed Sheeran

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Similar AI technologies have existed before but none were quite like this one. Instead of merely applying a filter on your face, it actually generates brand new features and selects what style to use for the painting based on the subject in the photo.

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#6 Dwayne Johnson

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“With AI Portraits Ars anyone is able to use GAN models to generate a new painting, where facial lines are completely redesigned. The model decides for itself which style to use for the portrait. Details of the face and background contribute to direct the model towards a style,” say the creators of the technology. “In style transfer, there is usually a strong alteration of colors, but the features of the photo remain unchanged. AI Portraits Ars creates new forms, beyond altering the style of an existing photo.”

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#8 Elon Musk

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“Portrait masters rarely paint smiling people because smiles and laughter were commonly associated with a more comic aspect of genre painting, and because the display of such an overt expression as smiling can seem to distort the face of the sitter,” explained the creators why no paintings show people smiling. “This inability of artificial intelligence to reproduce our smiles is teaching us something about the history of art.”

Check out the celebrity paintings in the gallery below!

#9 Snoop Dog

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#10 Jack Nicholson

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#11 Beyonce

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#12 James Earl Jones

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#13 Tessa Thompson

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#14 Jennifer Lawrence

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#15 Woody Allen

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#16 Elon Musk

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#17 Denzel Washington

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#18 John Travolta

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#19 Natalie Portman

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#20 Jared Leto

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#21 Jason Momoa

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#22 Kehlani Parrish

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#23 Lizzo

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#24 Tom Cruise

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#25 Jungkook

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#26 Robin Williams

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#27 Dwayne Johnson

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#28 Mark Hamill

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#29 Benedict Cumberbatch

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#30 Donald Trump

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This Artist Tried Reimagining Some Classical Art Icons As Modern Day Influencers (30 Pics)

Nowadays it seems that no matter where you turn, there’s an influencer taking a picture of their latte – you just can’t escape it. But what if we told you that not all influencers have to be terrible?

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#1 Frida Kahlo

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#2 Salvador Dalí

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#3 Girl With A Pearl Earring And Van Gogh

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#4 Mona Lisa

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#6 Mona Lisa

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#7 Mona Lisa

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#8 Frida Kahlo And Pablo Picasso

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#9 Vincent Van Gogh

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#10 Salvador Dalí

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#11 Frida Kahlo

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#12 Mona Lisa

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#13 Vincent Van Gogh

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#15 Mona Lisa

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#16 Mona Lisa With A Pearl Earring Girl

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#17 Mona Lisa

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#19 Mona Lisa And Vincent Van Gogh

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