Artist Joongwon Jeong puts a hyperrealistic twist on iconic artwork and famous people from the past. He’s brought new life, for instance, to both Michelangelo’s God and Adam that appeared in the celebrated Sistine Chapel fresco. The two subjects, reimagined with Jeong’s masterful painting skills, look like they could be photographs. He showcases fine wrinkles and sunspots on the skin and hair that you could run your fingers through.
You’ve probably come across double-exposure photography, but have you ever seen overlapping images in an oil painting?
Ukrainian illustrator Tonia Tkach paints storybook illustrations inspired by the world around her.
British artist Jason Anderson creates colorful abstract paintings composed of pixelated swatches of pastel-toned oil paint. Up-close, the artist’s paintings look like blocky layers of shapes and color; but, from afar, his scenes—featuring cityscapes, roads, trains, and marinas—are revealed. Anderson began his career as a stained glass apprentice, where he worked on restoring the windows of cathedrals.
For the eco-conscious artists out there, opting for a ceramic paint palette is much more favorable than a plastic one.
For over a decade, Erin Hanson has been pioneering and perfecting Open-Impressionism.
Contemporary landscape artist Elyse Dodge captures the beauty of the world’s mountainscapes by visually deconstructing them into minimal, geometric compositions. Through exploring the contrast between the hard and soft forms in nature, she sees the world in color, shape, and light. The talented artist’s eye-catching landscape paintings reimagine cliffs and peaks as bold polygonal shapes, while seas and forests are contrasted in soft, painterly brushstrokes.
Specializing in large-scale murals, Maryland-based artist Michael Rosato has crafted countless powerful works of public art.
For centuries, the fresco has served as an important method of mural-making.
Artist Ania Amador transformed an ordinary swimming pool into a stellar basin that is out of this world. Created as a commission, the outer space scene is painted in the base of the sprawling pool and adjacent jacuzzi. The resulting artwork is both massive in scale and impressive in its attention to detail. The composition features an astronaut, asteroids, and faraway planets surrounding a colorful swirl; it makes going underwater an extraordinary experience.
Romanticism originated in Europe during the end of the 18th century, but it’s still well and alive today.
Post World War I, the “Roaring Twenties” was a time of exciting social and political change in the U.S.