Classical Paintings Are Getting A Geeky Makeover And It’s Better Than The Original

“The Swing” By Jean-Honore Fragonard

Classical art is beautiful to look at, but some of us have a hard time relating to it. A digital artist on Tumblr named Lothlenan is changing that by turning some of fine art’s most timeless pieces into geeky fantasy settings.

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“Woman With A Parasol” By Claude Monet

So far, they’ve revamped 7 tableaux, inspired by fandoms like Sailor Moon, Adventure Time, and The Legend of Zelda. It’s amazing how century-old paintings take on such a modern feel when combined with elements of Anime!

“The Accolade” By Edmund Leighton

If you’re a geek extraordinaire and can’t even deal with how flipping cool these paintings are, you’re in luck – Lothlenon currently operates a Redbubble store where they sell stunning prints of each design. Who wouldn’t want an impressionist Totoro-à-la-Monet on their wall?

“A Portrait Of Louis Xiv” By Hyacinthe Rigaud

The Scream (of Nature) By Edvard Munch

“Lovers On A Swing” By Pierre Auguste

“Self Portrait With Her Daughter” By Madame Le Brun

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A Minimalist Style That Tells Ordinary Situations With Irony And Fun – Stylized Drawings With A Sense Of Humor By Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge, founder of the Champion Studio, tells ordinary situations with irony, stylized and abstract drawings. They stem from the synergy between his fine arts practice and his background in graphic design. The Los Angeles-based artist works with a color palette of grays, whites, blues and pinks while he’s placing subjects in ordinary situations in a humorous way.

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Classic Pin-Up Girls Before And After Editing: The Real Women Behind Those Gil Elvgren’s Incredible Paintings

Ever wonder about the process that went on behind the scenes of those classic pin-up images that adorned the noses of bombers and the walls of soldiers barracks in the 1940s and ’50s? Anyone who’s familiar with pin up paintings will know the caricature-esque works of Gil Elvgren. His fantastical cheesecake pictures feature curvy 1950s women revealing their stockings – and sometimes a bit more – in a series of eyebrow-raising situations.

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It seems in the age before digital photo editing, it was paint which made women seem to posess an impossible beauty, as these erotic illustrations reveal. These great before and after images of 1950s pin-up girls will give you a sneak peak of the photograph that came before the artists rendering.


























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This Is Your Brain On Drugs: The Anti-Addiction Posters By Meaghan Li

Meaghan Li is a Public Policy and Political Science student with a passion for graphic design. She created this minimalist series of posters for her Psychology class – “using popular archetypes to convey the effects of different psychoactive substances”.

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Anonymous Hero Is ‘Protecting’ Graffiti Penises By Painting Condoms Over Them

An anonymous street artist is doing a noble service to the many graffiti penises of London – by spray-painting condoms on top of them. It’s pretty hilarious, but it also sends an important public health message which we’re sure even the original authors of the graffiti would be cool with.

Protect City Cocks, as the campaign is now known, started when an art director (whose name is undisclosed) noticed the shocking amount of unwanted penis drawings scattered across London’s walls.

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They confronted him, they made him dig deep inside his soul, and eventually, they inspired him to turn them into something meaningful. “I then started to go out like some kind of heroic super-sex-hero protecting these unprotected graffiti penises,” he wrote in a blog post for Campaign Magazine. In addition to the condoms, he also includes a link to a UK sexual health website where free condoms can be attained.

Over 100,000 new cases of sexually transmitted infections are detected every year in London, a statistic Protect City Cocks hopes to aid in curbing.

“I wanted to convey the importance of this message while connecting with society in an entertaining, engaging and truthful way,” he wrote.




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An Adventure In Unknowing: Totally Amazing Illustrations By Sylvain Sarrailh

Sylvain Sarrailh is an illustrator and artist, and works in Toulouse, France. He’s part of a workshop called “Atelier Spark,” which he shares with other graphic designers and artists for whom he apparently makes life particularly difficult with his snide remarks and operatic vocals. Below you’ll find a gorgeous collection of atmospheric science fiction art that’ll take your imagination on a fantastic journey. Sylvain’s talent is impressive, but then, so is his list of clients, because it includes Sony, Ubisoft, Oculus Rift, Insomniac Games, and a host of other big names in the entertainment industry.

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It’s Not Milk: Ivan Alifan’s Surreal And Seductive Paintings

“It’s Not Milk” is a series of oil paintings by Russian artist Ivan Alifan that examine sexuality and the modern gaze. His figures literally ooze with eroticism, their faces eager and serene as they receive the milk-white anointment. Some of his paintings involve dripping giants immersed in surreal landscapes. Alifan’s portraits of sensuality and excess provoke a range of emotional responses in his viewers, from attraction to unease. By confronting us with scenes of pleasure and secret intimacy, he seeks to destigmatize sex in art and foster bodily self-awareness.

More info: Ivan Alifan, Instagram, Facebook (h/t: scene360)

“This series is an exploration of the modern gaze; of ambiguous figurative paintings that are revealed and transformed within the act of the individuals’ views. These portraits are not an attempt to render physical characteristics but rather create a language of underlying sexual subtexts. Using ambiguity as a tool demands the viewer’s exploration of their psyches and provokes self awareness,” he wrote.

“To have a painting that can exist as an alluring object and shift into an eroticized figure disarms and naturalizes the modern gaze; decriminalizing sex in art. Whether an individual sexualizes the figure, or becomes embarrassed and nervous by the mere suggestion, this is all a process which occurs independently from the painting. Breaking down barriers of the different modes in which the body can exist in social spheres and contemporary art.”
















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German Artist Naschi Creates Colourful And Cute Oil Paintings

German artist Naschi, that’s her artist pseudonym, is well versed in the manga style, oil painting, cuteness overload discipline. The vivid colors contribute to the optimistic and fresh perspective of using Pokemon critters as cocktail condiments. Let’s get to the wonderful illustrations.

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Illustrator Reimagines Famous Fast Food Brands As Manga-Style Characters

Ever wondered how fast food brands would look like if they were human? A Philippines-based illustrator who goes by alias Ozumii Wizard brings KFC, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jolibee, and Burger King to life in her Japanese manga-style digital art.

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Portuguese Artist Luisa Azevedo Creates Dreamy And Surreal Photo Manipulation

Luisa Azevedo is a portuguese young woman who was born in 1998. She lived most of her life in Covilhã, but currently living in Lisbon. As far as she remembers, she always liked arts and crafts to create her own imaginary world. Then she grew up, and got interested in photography, design and digital art.

More info: Luisa Azevedo, Instagram

Luisa learned most of her Photoshop skills by herself, watching tutorials on Youtube. At the age of 17 she started doing commissioned projects. At the moment she is studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa) majoring in Multimedia Art.

She found in photography and photo manipulation a daily challenge to deconstruct and reconstruct her own reality which she posts on her Instagram account.









































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