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Soft and Steel: The Heroic and Fantasy Paintings of Julie Bell

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Julie Bell is an American fine artist, illustrator, photographer and bodybuilder. Bell is a fantasy artist and a wildlife painter. Continue reading »

Atlas with Human or Animal Form: Outstanding Illustrations by Fernando Vicente

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Fernando Vicente Sánchez is a Spanish painter and illustrator, born in Madrid in November 1963. His early work as an illustrator was published in the early eighties in the Madriz magazine,where she would work on an ongoing basis both in the field of illustration as a cartoon. Continue reading »

Artist Started Recreating Famous Paintings Together With Her Dog During Quarantine, And They’re Still Going Strong Two Years Later

Whistler’s Mother, 1871 By James Mcneill Whistler vs. Whistler’s Mother, 2022
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Many of the greatest art pieces in the history of art were in some form influenced by another great art piece, while that other art piece was influenced by yet another. You get the point: art influences art, art creates more art. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider these famous paintings very flattered, for even to this day, they keep having an influence over new artists. Continue reading »

Documenting America: Scenes of Early-Century New York City Life in Paintings of John French Sloan

Sunday Women, Drying Their Hair, 1912
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John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 – September 7, 1951) was an American painter and etcher. He is considered to be one of the founders of the Ashcan school of American art. Continue reading »

Self-Taught Artist Turns Dead Cockroaches Into Painted Works of Art

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Brenda Delgado, a self-taught artist from Manila, in the Philippines, paints dead cockroaches into miniature artworks inspired by classics like Starry Night or Girl With a Pearl Earring. Continue reading »

Kings of the Night: Abraham and Sebastian Pether, the Masters of Landscapes in the Moonlight

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Abraham Pether

Abraham Pether (1756 – 1812) was one of the foremost masters of night landscapes in 18th-century England, for which he even earned the nickname Moonlight. Continue reading »

Talented Fan Takes John Wick, Pikachu, and Marvel Heroes Back to The Golden Era of Japanese Poster Graphic Design

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How do you promote a film in an era when there are no trailers, no Metacritic, and no reviews on Youtube? At the very least, make the most informative poster for it. Put as many characters in it as possible, tell the story, show more footage, and maybe people will realize that it’s worth going to such a movie. Continue reading »

For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover

For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover celebrates the unique ‘object d’art’ that is the Album Cover and reflects upon its role in shaping and making artists – both in front of and behind the camera.

For the Record brings together over 200 album covers, highlighting the central role photography plays in defining artists and bands, and showcasing some of the most iconic album covers of our times.

Grace Jones – Nightclubbing, Island Records, 1981, by Jean-Paul Goude
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The Nightclubbing cover is regarded as one of the most iconic of album sleeves. Despite Goude and Jones’s controversial relationship, this is perhaps the most memorable image of the singer. Continue reading »

The Superb Oldskool Sci-Fi Art Works of Giorgio Comolo

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Giorgio Comolo is an illustrator and comic artist, based in Italy. Fans of Heavy Metal magazine, and just fans of European comics, will probably immediately recognize Comolo’s unique style – a great attention to textures, a slight carelessness in terms of realism of characters and bright colors of classic Sci-Fi comics of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Continue reading »

Fears of Eros, Dreams of Thanatos: Sensual Illustrations by Alex Varenne

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Alex Varenne (29 August 1939 – 19 October 2020) is a French comic book artist, master of erotic drawing and plastic arts. Unfortunately, Varenne has been dead for two years, but his legacy lives on – the Frenchman’s illustrations and comics are so gentle and powerful that they can without exaggeration be included in the list of European cultural classics. Continue reading »

Son Tries To Make People Laugh By Photoshopping His Dad Into Famous Paintings

Grant Wood, Oil On Beaverboard, 1930

There are some works of art that everyone’s seen so many times that it’s hard to imagine them as anything different from the original. Not to this guy, though—Matt Bonito has reimagined some of the world’s most famous paintings using pictures of his dad. As expected, the results turned out to be pretty hilarious. Continue reading »

Milo Manara Comic Art You’ve Probably Never Seen

Maurilio Manara, known professionally as Milo Manara was born September 12, 1945 in Lüsen, South Tyrol and is an Italian comic book writer and artist best known for his erotic approach to the medium. The author lives in Rome, Italy.

Slightly NSFW. Continue reading »

Artist Places People From Classical Paintings Into Modern Reality And They Fit Just Right

Have you ever stopped to think about how things have changed? We didn’t even have to go very far back in time to notice certain aspects that are completely different now. Continue reading »

Classical Damn: The Funniest Classical Art Memes Shared Online

Classical art and art history might sound a tad complex to some of you, but we assure you, they’re both a lot of fun. And someone who makes it far more approachable for all of us, near and far, is the founder of the ‘Classical Damn’ project on Instagram. Continue reading »

Animal Portraits in The Style of Old Masters by Tein Lucasson

What would an animal look like if it were a human? The question is actually a contradiction in terms, and Tein Lucasson’s answer is as humorous as it is creative. With digital photo technology, he combines pet portraits with human poses, celebrating each animal’s unique personality, while drawing on his passion for costume and art history. Continue reading »

The World of the Wild (and Not-so-Wild) West: A Paintings by Morgan Weistling

Morgan Weistling is an American painter who paints the everyday life and characters of the Wild West. An accomplished painter, Weistling is skilled in both paint and printmaking, creating truly inspiring paintings of beauty and danger. Weistling’s paintings have won multiple awards and been purchased for permanent display by major museums. Continue reading »

Artist Imagines How History’s Most Famous Painters Might Decorate Their Homes Based On The Color Pallettes Of Their Paintings

Vincent Van Gogh: ‘The Starry Night’

While artists love to take inspiration from the world to create breathtaking works of art, digital artist and interior designer Amaliya Brenneman decided to flip the script, using four of the most famous paintings ever created as inspiration for her interior designs. Continue reading »

An Artist Used Computer Graphics To Reimagine These 8 Iconic Paintings

Cafe Terrace At Night By Vincent Van Gogh

According to Yulia Pidlubnyak: “Hello, my name is Yulia Pidlubnyak, I’m from ymage works. Inspired by iconic paintings, I re-ymagined them in 3D world, focusing on architectural forms, textures, and light. I left people out from these paintings to show what lies further, which is at first unnoticed to our eye.” Continue reading »

Beautiful Landscape Paintings by Stanislav Brusilov

Stanislav Brusilov is an artist who writes in the style of classical, realistic painting. The author works in the genre of Russian, foreign and sea landscape, still life, portrait, plot painting and performs works on order. The artist has been awarded numerous prizes and awards in Russia and abroad. Continue reading »

Artists Combine Classical Paintings And Halloween Pop Culture

Halloween is just around the corner and everyone’s excited to see some spooky and scary things. There is no exception for all the digital designers and artists out there. Many of them are already participating in Inktober 2021 and doing all kinds of other creepy, cool projects. Continue reading »

“UAZ Bukhanka”: Russia’s Most Legendary Off-Road Vechicle for Bizarre Tuning

UAZ “Bukhanka” is truly a legendary vehicle that is still produced and sold in Russia. It has a great passing ability and is easy to maintain. Although many masters try to improve “Bukhanka” in their own way. And look what they do. Continue reading »

Finally, The 2022 Fat Cat Art Calendar Is Here!

The wall calendar contains 12 pages (one for each month) and a cover, all with different famous paintings improved by Zarathustra the Cat. This year Vincent Van Gogh’s “Furry Starry Night over the Rhone” is the FatCatArt cover image. The calendar is a collection of 12 posters under one colorful cover, which allows you to change your wall decoration every month! Continue reading »

This Brilliant Dad Shoots Classic Pictures Of His Daughter Inspired From Old Oil-Paintings

Bill Gekas is a renowned photographer from Australia who is known for his classic recreation of portraits very much resembling some old oil paintings. Just like any other father Bill started shooting his daughter but his talent and extremely creative senses sparked the idea to recreate these classic old paintings and the result to no one’s surprise became a huge sensation. Continue reading »

Sarcastic ‘Texts From Your Existentialist’ That Might Make You Laugh, Then Cry

This Instagram account with over 500k followers named “Texts From Your Existentialist” mashes up classical art and modern-day quotes depicting various sarcastic and even downright ridiculous scenarios. The main idea behind the account is to insert 21st-century text messages into classical paintings, movie stills, and retro art. Continue reading »

Bizarre Surreal and Vampire Themed Paintings of Bolesław Biegas

Polish surrealist Bolesław Biegas (1877–1954) created many artworks in paint and in sculpture. It was, of course, his series of fantastically bizarre vampire themed paintings that appealed to me the most. Where the traditional depictions of vampires portray humanoid bat like creatures, Biegas carried through a wild bestiary of intepretations.. insect vampires, winged camel vampires, elephant vampires, and so on. Continue reading »