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This is a must do for all Art enthusiasts… If only teachers made tests this fun!

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Our Iconic TV series (which we’d like to thank everyone for visiting/commenting on etc.) left us with a feeling that we still have more to do with this idea and today we present what we actually did. Instead of TV series this time we coded a famous painter through three icons. We realize this might not be so exciting for people who are not into art history but for us this was challenging in a good way and satisfying.

The posters come in three installments, first one this week.

Highlight white text under each poster to read the answer.

Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

Johan Vermeer (1632–1675)

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)

Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825)

Piet Mondrian (1872–1944)

Frida Kahlo (1907–1954)

René Magritte (1898–1967)

Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)

And here is part two and part three.

(Also, humble thank you to WordPress for featuring us on Freshly Pressed and to everyone enjoying and…

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Pixel Perfect

If you’ve ever looked up close at a digital photograph, computer screen or any other display device I’m sure you’ve noticed the tiny colored dots or squares that come together to make up a picture.  Those dots or squares are called Pixels; the smallest picture elements that are often placed on a two dimensional grid.  For years many artists have implemented this method of creating images to create their own interpretations of images.  Some with literal translations of dots and squares of paint or ink on canvases or paper yet others have used more curious and inventive items in place of the pixels.  One such artist is Christian Faur.

Christian Faur developed a technique in which he painstakingly places crayons into frames to reproduce the effect of pixels in a photograph.  Each piece is composed of hundreds of crayons of different colors to match the values of the colors in the original photos.  The end results are texturally intriguing abstract pieces of artwork when looked at up close and beautifully precise photographic images when looked at from a far.

Faur’s inspiration for this body of work comes from his childhood love of crayons.  He goes on to explain in his own words;

“My earliest memories of making art involve the use of wax crayons. I can still remember the pleasure of opening a new box of crayons: the distinct smell of the wax, the beautifully colored tips, everything still perfect and unused. Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain. Through a novel technique that I have developed, I again find myself working with the familiar form of the crayon.

Because of the three-dimensional nature of the crayons, the individual surface images appear to change form as one moves about the gallery space. The images completely disappear when viewed from close up, allowing one to read the horizontally sequenced crayon text and to take in the beautifully colored crayon tips — all the while being reminded of that first box of crayons.”

You can view more of his amazing work on his website.

Christian Faur: Crayons (via WebUrbanist)