Hidden Face Illusion by Oleg Shupliak

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Hidden Face Illusion by Oleg Shupliak

Oleg Shupliak is a talented Ukrainian painter that specializes in double meaning or hidden image paintings.  In the example below, a man paints a scene of a cozy cottage on a canvas as he kneels between two trees.  The entire scene also happens to make up a larger image of a man’s face.  Among other […]

Post-It Note Elvis

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Post-It Note Elvis

Have you ever wondered what you could do with 2,646 post-it notes and a free weekend?  You could consider making a giant portrait of Elvis on a wall in your office like Charles Mangin did. Mangin recalls that: My boss decided that we needed to do something fun and creative in one of our conference […]

Elvis Presley by Ken Knowlton

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Elvis Presley by Ken Knowlton

According to Ken Knowlton, he has been many things.  He cites being a student, teacher, speaker, mathematician, physicist, electron microscopist, computer scientist, researcher, inventor, author, artist, and a critic.  He also creates portrait mosaics of famous people using real seashells.  As you would imagine, this is a tedious process that involves a lot of trial […]

Percolator Mosaics

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Percolated Image #1 by Where The Art Is

Percolator is an app available for the iPad and iPhone that allows anyone to transform photographs into multicolor mosaics.  Where The Art Is, a London-based artist, used this app on his iPhone to create several dazzling images.  One such example below depicts a very famous woman.  Do you recognize her? Continue reading this post to […]

The Portraits of Paul N. Grech

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Beethoven by Paul N. Grech

Artist Paul N. Grech attempts to paint people as tangible extensions of a living, breathing environment.  In his aptly-titled painting below, “Beethoven”, he uses a composite style to form a portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven from a collection of individuals wearing hats.  Have a closer look and you will see that the famous composer’s eyes […]

Amazing Portrait from Thumb Tacks

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Amazing Portrait from Thumb Tacks

Some artists are blessed with a great deal of talent and originality.  Brusspup is one of those artists.  He creates and uploads a lot of optical illusion videos on Youtube.  One of his latest ones, however, was his biggest effort yet.  Using approximately 15,000 push pins (thumb tacks), he created a portrait of a young […]

The Portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

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The Librarian by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

In the 16th century, an Italian painter named Giuseppe Arcimboldo was on the cutting edge of his craft as he painted composite portraits of people using a variety of objects.  Some of his most famous paintings involved creating portraits out of fruits and vegetables.  In his painting below, he uses books to represent the head […]