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Classic Works of Art Made with Jelly Beans


A few years ago, Jelly Belly officially hired painter and illustrator Kristen Cumings to produce several works of art to add to their collection entitled Jelly Belly Masterpieces of Confectionary Art. The California-based painter takes about 50-60 hours to complete the life-size paintings made of approximately 9,000 to 12,000 jelly beans each. The enormous 4 x 6 feet murals each depict a classic work of art, from Vincent can Gogh's The Starry Night to Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

The artist's process involves spray adhesives to initially stick the beans to the canvas and then coating the finished product in acrylic for protection. The intricate detail and blend of colors in each piece is brilliantly executed. Cumings is clearly an expert at work. Her keen eye has an unmatched grasp of jelly bean color configuration that adds shade, tone, and definition impeccably. It's hard to believe that she not only manages to recreate these works but has done so in front of a live audience.








Kristen Cumings website
via [HeyNay]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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