Canadian artist Zachari Logan creates paintings and drawings that examine masculinity and nature. Using his own body as his primary model, Logan transforms the human figure into an allegorical landscape in his latest series, “Wilderness Tips.” Logan uses his penchant for realism to manipulate nature, creating works that are shrouded in mystery. While we are accustomed to seeing female figures lying supine or posing romantically, Logan’s work takes us by surprise by inviting us to examine the male figure as an object of beauty. Take a look at a few works from “Wilderness Tips” in addition to some older pieces below.
Photorealistic paintings by Tjalf Sparnaay.
The models used in the “American Gothic” painting
Petros Vrellis has created an interactive visualisation and synthesizer that animates Vincent Van Goghs “Starry Night”, using openframeworks to create a simple and elegant interaction. A fluid simulation gently creates a flowing fabric from Van Goghs impressionist portrait of the Milky Way and night sky over Saint-Rémy in France using the thick paint daubs as the particles within the fluid.
A touch interface allows a viewer to deform the image, altering both the flow of the particles and the synthesized sound, and then watch it slowly return to its original state. The sound itself is created using a MIDI interface to create a soft ambient tone out of the movement of the fluid that underscores the soft movement. Beauty through simplicity at its finest and most playful.
Pablo Picasso…his art ranges from the simplistic to the spectacular, and his peculiar view of the world is captured in this fascinating LIFE magazine series of 1949, “Pablo Picasso Draws with Light.”