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:
Brilliant. definitely out of the box. Top 5 congrats... I love this one
Out-freaking standing Out-Of-Bounds work. Love that knife and the cut out part of the painting. The only thing that may need correction is the shadow from a kitten (the part of the shadow that's on the wall)- it makes it seem like the kitten is flat. Perhaps make the shadow bigger to show the distance between the kitten and the wall.
Always a pleasure to see your efforts. I guess it wasn't an OOB day for either of us
Nice. I like how she's holding the torn piece of the painting
If you are near Boston in the coming weeks, we advise you to visit the wonderful exhibition of Francisco Goya art in the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). The exhibition features more than 160 of Goya's most significant paintings collected from different museums all over the world. While 60 of those paintings are on permanent display in the MFA, the other 120 Goya works have never been shown together before. The paintings on loan from other galleries are handled with extra care so that they are not damaged during the transportation and exhibition.
Photoshop this photo of two museum employees hanging a Goya painting (The Duchess of Alba) any way you wish.
This Thursday will be the 115th birthday of Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. 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 115th 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).
Two masterpieces by Picasso and Monet stolen last year from Rotterdam museum were brutally destroyed by the mother of one of the thieves - she burned the paintings in the oven after her son was arrested. Police believed that the paintings had been stolen to order rather than being an opportunistic crime.
Let us remind that in May 2010, five paintings valued at close to $124 million and including works by Picasso and Matisse were stolen from one of Paris's most prestigious museums - the Paris Museum of Modern Art. In 2011 Van Gogh's "Poppy Flowers" was stolen from Cairo museum. All the stolen paintings end up with private art collectors, who often order to steal the exact masterpieces they want.
In this contest you are asked to take any famous painting (or drawing, or fresco) and "steal" things from it. E.g. steal some people, clothes, or objects from the paintings, ...even hair, or body parts!
With the rising cost of fuel, airlines are looking for all possible ways to offset their costs. More and more airline companies agree to commercial paint jobs to display advertisements on the inside or outside parts of airplanes, effectively turning their aircrafts into marketing machines.
Show what creative paint jobs airlines could have on the inside or outside of airplanes. Any airline paint jobs are allowed in this contest: commercial, graffiti, or even arts and paintings. You can use any existing airlines or create a new carrier if you wish.
This Saturday, December 1, will mark the official end of autumn and the beginning of winter. Last year, dry and warm winter disappointed skiers, snowmobilers and winter enthusiasts. They have something to cheer about this week, as weather forecasts across the country promise snowier winter season than we had last year. Let it snow!
To mark the upcoming start of winter, let's "winterize" any famous paintings by adding snow to them and adding warm winter clothes to the characters in the paintings. Adding snow is a must, adding winter clothes is optional.