Dr. Bean - Art Expert and Painting Restoration Master. First time we can see rear side of painting Rene Magritte "L'invention de la vie" (The Invention of Life), 1927-1928 Art expert Dr.Bean helped us to see. It is not first time Dr Bean shows excellent skills. First time was Whistler's Mother. Click to Link: Staining Whistler's Mother Member reactions:
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A superhero is a type of hero character that protects the public with his/her extraordinary talents and supernatural powers. Each superhero wears a very distinct costume. American comic books of the 1930s popularized the first superheroes, but superhero prototypes pretty much existed since centuries ago - from demigods like Heracles to heroes such as Perseus and folklore characters like Robin Hood.
Photoshop any characters in old paintings dressed up as any modern superheroes. Here's an extensive list of all known superheroes for your reference.
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On May 20, 140 years ago during the Gold Rush years, Levi Strauss designed and made blue trousers from strong sailcloth with pockets strengthened by copper rivets. He called them
"jeans" and designed them for miners who were complaining that their cotton trousers were tearing too easy.
Miners liked the jeans so much that Strauss immediately founded the first company to manufacture the jeans. This is how blue jeans were born as we know them.
To celebrate the 140th birthday of the blue jeans, add jeans to any works of art (paintings, drawings, statues, etc.) one way or another. You can also use other clothing (skirts, jackets, hats, etc.) made from denim. Let's show that jeans were popular through all the history of mankind.
This month Google asked American kids to include the Google logo in any drawings. Google holds this contest every year and calls it "Doodle 4 Google". The winning image will be shown as Google logo on the Google front page on May 23.
Show what famous paintings (and art) would look like if the famous artists created these pieces when they were still kids. Feel free to "recreate" the art pieces from scratch or edit them to "downgrade" them to kids' level.
December 4 is the birthday of the "Father of Abstract Art", Wassily Kandinsky. Born in Russia and trained as a lawyer, Kandinsky found his true passion in art after he immigrated to Germnany at the age of 30. His early works reminded Monet's impressionism, but as Kandinsky grew as an artist, his style took more and more simplified forms that was named "abstract art" by the media. Kandinsky's abstract art used a visual language of simplified forms, colors and lines. Simplification in abstract art
often knows no limits. One of the most famous abstract paintings is "Black Square" by Kazimir Malevich (who was influenced by Kandinsky), which he unofficially called "black square on white background". Another one of Malevich's masterpieces takes simplification one step further - it is called "White on White" and shows a white square on a white background. Sotheby's values each of Malevich's "squares" at over $30 mln.
Take any famous painting and turn it into abstract art by simplifying its forms, elements and colors.
The artistic world celebrated the 114th birthday of the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte on November 21. His surrealist paintings are more than just visually impressive; they are frequently thought-provoking. His "The Treachery of Images" series of paintings shows realistically drawn objects titled "Ceci n'est pas…" (French for "This is not…"). His famed image of a pipe is captioned "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). As Magritte himself stated: "The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it. And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture 'This is a pipe,' I'd have been lying!"
Magritte got a job designing wallpaper at a wallpaper factory, and as a sideline designed posters and advertisements. His first one-man exhibition, in 1927 in Brussels, was a flop, the art critics hating all 61 pieces shown. Magritte gained real fame in 1960 (shortly before his death in 1967) when his paintings influenced pop art and culture.
To celebrate the 114th birthday of Rene Magritte, photoshop any of his paintings. Some examples are: show how he would have created his works in the modern days, what people or objects he would choose, etc.
(If you use any of his nude sources, please cover the models in bikini to make them safe for work).