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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 »

Artist Reimagines Disney Characters As Famous Classical Paintings And Pop Culture References

Many of us know the most popular classical paintings—well, at least what they look like. Sadly, fewer know the names of the paintings and of the painters who created them. With this in mind, this artist decided he would do something to make people more interested in classic art. Continue reading »

Artist Who Turned To Painting After Finishing Her Studies In Radiation Chemistry

Today, Zoya Kriminskaya lives in a small town near Moscow and devotes most of her time to creativity. Zoya edits books and creates dreamy illustrations that she sells on microstock. The first time she picked up a colored pencil was 70 years ago. However, pursuing an artistic career is not something she considered at first. As a result, she received a degree in engineering physics and devoted her time to radiation chemistry research. Continue reading »

Artist Cosplays As Well-Known Characters, Celebrities And Paintings

Olga Tolstunova is passionate about her work as an art critic. So much so that she goes an extra mile to grab the attention of her readers. Continue reading »

British Artist Justin Bateman Creates Intricate Art Using Pebbles

Art can be created from all kinds of things like food and everyday objects. This British artist named Justin Bateman, however, uses fragments of nature to create his masterpieces. Continue reading »

“Iconic Covers”: Russian Designer Represents Famous Album Covers as Icons

Evgeny Filatov is a multidisciplinary designer & art director based in Moscow, Russia. Let’s take a look at his successful and creative attempt to transform famous classic album covers into modern outlined icons. Continue reading »

Fumetti: The Collection of Finest Examples of Sleazy Lowbrow Art the World Has Ever Known

Italian comics also known as fumetto, plural form fumetti. The most popular Italian comics have been translated into many languages. The term fumetto (literally little puff of smoke) refers to the distinctive word balloons that contain the dialog in comics (also called nuvoletta, “little cloud”, in Italian). Continue reading »

German Artist Created Masked Portraits Of Classical Paintings Inspired By Face Masks

Not all art has an apparent purpose in the beginning, but in the end, it turns out to be very relevant. Volker Hermes has been creating a series of “Hidden Portraits” for over 10 years, where he manipulates photos of classical paintings tangled up in head accessories. It seemed like an innocent play of imagination until it became very poignant when the COVID-19 pandemic took place. Continue reading »

Digital Artist Reimagines Famous Paintings In Today’s Context Of Technology And Social Media

Narcissus 2.0

The most iconic paintings throughout history are still carrying important messages through the art of today’s artists. An Italian digital artist, known on social media as CRUDEOIL 2.0, gave old paintings a new life as social satire. Continue reading »

Baby Face in Famous Paintings

When her daughter was born, Lucas de Ouro, visual artist based in Brazil, didn’t want to make the traditional birth pictures. To innovate, the father recreated some scenes from famous paintings as “The Mona Lisa”, “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Vermeer, and the painting “Self-portrait dedicated to Dr. Eloesser” by Frida Kahlo. Instead of the faces that we know well, we therefore find the tiny face of Letícia, who was only 18 months old at this moment. Continue reading »