Learn How This Artist Creates Glow-in-the-Dark Paintings and Then Make Your Own

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Italian artist Cristoforo Scorpiniti, better known as Crisco Art, is back with more glow-in-the-dark paintings that reveal surprises when the lights go out. Primarily focusing on dreamy landscapes and animals, he uses glow-in-the-dark paint to great effect, creating depth and shadows that only appear as the room gets dark.

Much like his paintings that illuminate in the shadows, Scorpiniti's creativity blossomed when things got dark in his life. His turn to art was an unexpected response to an unfortunate event. After being fired from his real estate job, he was forced to return home to Southern Italy, but rather than stopping everything because of a negative experience, he thrust himself into something new—art.

It was this return to his hometown that sparked his passion for art, and he's created quite the following with his unique technique. Using thin layers of luminescent paint, his work takes on a dual personality—seemingly one artwork with the lights on, and another when they are off.

Starry nights illuminate, sunsets glow, and trees cast shadows with Crisco's glow-in-the-dark embellishments. The artist sells his work via Etsy and has begun exhibiting his work in galleries. Check out more of his dazzling creations below.

Crisco Art uses glow-in-the-dark paint that brings a luminous quality to his work when the lights go out.

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Next up: How to Make Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark Painting.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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