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Tag: Paintings

LEGO Approves Van Gogh ‘The Starry Night’ Set: It Belongs In A Museum!

LEGO Approves Van Gogh ‘The Starry Night’ Set: It Belongs In A Museum!
Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ is easily one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. And now LEGO has decided to make it an official set after the concept was proposed by builder Truman Cheng on the LEGO Ideas website, garnered the 10,000+ necessary supporters, and made it through LEGO’s approval process.

Jar Jar Binks Replaces the Subject in Fine Art Paintings

Jar Jar Binks Replaces the Subject in Fine Art Paintings
Jar Jar Binks: hands down everyone’s favorite Star Wars character, even beating out the space slug that almost eats the Millennium Falcon. And now thanks to the work of artist scadarts, he’s can also be everyone’s favorite fine art subject.

Artist Adds Star Wars Characters to Thrift Shop Paintings

Artist Adds Star Wars Characters to Thrift Shop Paintings
A lot of people take paintings that they find at thrift stores and add stuff to them. Some people even add Star Wars themes to these paintings, but Dave Vancook has a great eye for it.

Geeky Heroes Boiled Down to Basic Blocks

Geeky Heroes Boiled Down to Basic Blocks
Artist Adam Lister creates awesome watercolor paintings of iconic pop culture figures using rudimentary block shapes. The most meta of his images has to be the watercolor of Bob Ross – though I’m having a hard time making out any happy little trees.

Awesome Hand Paintings are the Handiwork of Two Very Handy People

Awesome Hand Paintings are the Handiwork of Two Very Handy People
Now here’s some awesome (and literal) hand art. Body painter Annie Ralli and photographer Ray Massey were commissioned by an insurance company to come up with images surrounding their tagline which went, “You’re in good hands.”

C-3PO Descending a Staircase and Other Classic Paintings Merged with Sci-Fi

C-3PO Descending a Staircase and Other Classic Paintings Merged with Sci-Fi
The art director of Tor Books, Irene Gallo, posted a collection of sci-fi/fantasy illustrations that reference famous paintings. Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase? I think not. Have a look at C-3PO Descending a Staircase from John Mattos.

Cave Johnson Talking Portrait: for Daily Inspiration and Insults

Cave Johnson Talking Portrait: for Daily Inspiration and Insults
This officially licensed portrait of Portal 2’s Aperture Science CEO isn’t just a bunch of ink on paper. It has been enhanced by science! It will blast one of 13 embedded quotes from Cave Johnson when it detects movement or when you touch the plaque at the bottom of the portrait.

Star Wars Cubism: Obi-Wan Picasso

Star Wars Cubism: Obi-Wan Picasso
Star Wars art is pretty hot right now (when has it not been?) and artist Tommervik has created some awesome Star Wars-inspired paintings, done in the Cubist style brought to the forefront by Pablo Picasso.

8 Bit Dreams NES Art Makes Games More Endearing

8 Bit Dreams NES Art Makes Games More Endearing
Artist Campbell Whyte has an ongoing series of watercolor paintings that he calls 8 Bit Dreams. Everyday he makes one painting based on one of the 799 games that came out for the NES, from classics like Super Mario Bros.,

Jason Brockert’s American Icon Paintings: Geek Icons

Jason Brockert’s American Icon Paintings: Geek Icons
Jason Brockert’s American Icon is a series of still life paintings of his childhood toys. Brockert says he chose his subjects “with a twinge of nostalgia”, and that “these paintings indulge in a mix of whimsy and seriousness.”

We Love Katamari Paintings

We Love Katamari Paintings
The Katamari Damacy games are beautiful, addictive… and kind of a pain in the butt. You’ve got to get all this stuff, and the King of All Cosmos is so specific, and then there are all the cousins.