Tilt-shift photography became a new big thing on the web a couple years ago but now it's coming back. What is it exactly? Well, a special lens that gives a real-world scene the illusion of being a miniature model. The same effect can be simulated in Photoshop, by adjusting contrast, color saturation and depth of focus. It works well with photographs, but this time they decided to use this technique with actual paintings. They decided to use Vincent van Gogh's famous paintings and this is what happened;
A lot of classical art pieces are pretty bizarre, which is why we make so many memes out of them. This particular painting, entitled "The Village Politicians," was completed by John L. Krimmel in 1819 and features an angry man with an oddly painted face pointing at his hand.
Whether with paws, jaws, hooves or hands, the animal kingdom is filled with creatures able to express themselves through art. To prove it, here's our list of 11 animals that paint. Via: Mother Nature Network
I don’t know art, but I know what I like, and I like this painting pig.
Freed from a life of factory farming, Pigcasso is using her paint brush to express an abstract message of animal liberation. Pigcasso resides on Farm Sanctuary SA, a South African branch of the animal rescue, where she enjoys the finer things: Eating, sleeping, and painting.
Easily better than anything my hands have ever put to canvas, Pigcasso’s works are colorful, bizarre, and a real joy to watch being made. This is almost as fun as that skateboarding dog, Spuds Mackenzie. Almost.
In a new trend, High School Seniors are Tweeting about their painted parking spaces. With designs from pop culture, to motivational messages, to favorite sports teams, this is a trend we wished were around when we were in high school! Check out the awesome skills representin' below:
With all this awesomeness, we hope there are a lot more Mr. Nourses out there.
The 12-year-old lost his footing next to the 17th century Paolo Porpora oil painting called Flowers, valued at $1.5 million (£950,000), at a Leonardo da Vinci show at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei on Sunday.
He lost his balance, stumbled over the safety rope and pressed a can of soda into the painting to steady himself in the security footage released by the exhibition organisers.
Andrea Rossi, the exhibition curator, said the boy seemed "nervous" and asked that he not be blamed for the damage. The family will not be asked to pay the restoration costs.
They did confirm with a local news source that the painting is insured and this kid's ensuing teenage years will not have to further suffer under the weight of crushing debt, leaning on him as he did that work of art.
This is what the painting looked like pre-kid:
And here's the hole he made:
Here are some museum experts trying to assess the damage done.
We're sorry to say it, kid. But this will not be the last inelegant thing to happen to you in adolescence.