Oftentimes, animated films give off the impression of perfect, idealized worlds. Stefan Thelen, aka Super A, uses his art to pull the veil off of these fantasies and give a glimpse of reality. He “unwraps” iconic cartoon characters and reveals what is hidden beneath. The ongoing series, titled Trapped, features acrylic renderings of Disney and Studio Ghibli worlds, with a peek at what these subjects would look like in real life.
A painting is more than just a pigmented rendering on a cloth canvas in a frame to be viewed from...
Unlike sculpture, traditional paintings usually capture one view of a subject.
Whether we are angry, sad, or happy, our emotions are often reflected in our eyes. Artist Maldha Mohamed explores this range of feelings in her ongoing series of eye paintings. Rendered completely in oil, these expressive works center one or more eyes on the canvas, letting the captivating qualities of a gaze shine through. Each of Mohamed's canvases is an immersive depiction of human eyes.
If you’ve ever gotten paint on your clothes, you likely know the feeling that accompanies it.
At first glance, it's hard to separate Antonio Santin‘s art from reality.
Artist MaiYap explores her identity as an Asian woman in the series Reflection on Awakening. Her experience living as a minority in Panama, and then later, in Florida, formed a fear of being different. Then, when racism and hate crimes against Asian Americans began to increase—particularly during the pandemic—she turned to painting to rediscover her identity. This resulted in a collection of abstract oil paintings featuring the steadfast lily pad.
Animals become one with their environment in Sujay Sanan‘s watercolor paintings.
Sometimes the greatest muses are just a hike away.
During a routine inspection of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s cherished Paul Cézanne work titled Still Life with Bread and Eggs, chief conservator Serena Urry noticed something “odd.” What she found lying beneath the surface is a secret that has remained hidden for almost 160 years. No work is safe from time, and for this still life piece from 1865, cracking in the paint is expected.
Artist Steven Castillo puts his own spin on traditional portraiture.
From gleaming skyscrapers to rows of townhouses, each city has its own unique identity and painter Maja Wrońska captures them...