Top 5 Friday : November 9, 2012

Barack Obama

1. ‘And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is do and the future that lies ahead.’ Minorities and women voted Barack Obama back into the White House. So I am more proud than ever to label myself a…read more…

Pictures of Magazine 2 by Vik Muniz

Vik Muniz 2

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz takes the art of recreating to a fascinating level with his work entitled Pictures of Magazine 2. By reusing pages from outdated, disposable magazines, Muniz is able to form and create, in an almost painterly style, the contours and colors of historic master paintings by Cézanne, van Gogh, and Manet. This…read more…

Digital Portraits by German Artist Dorothee Golz

Dorothee Golz 2

German artist Dorothee Golz juxtaposes the faces of Renaissance paintings onto contemporary photographs for an eerily fascinating series called Digital Portraits. By melding two mediums from two very different, very influential eras, Golz has created a newly modern aesthetic. It leaves one to think; isn’t art just that? The re-imagining of something already fully present?…read more…

Bold Strokes of Movement from Simon Birch

Simon Birch

Hypercaine, 2011 Brighton-born, Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch utilizes wide strokes of paint to create fluid movement. What initially may seem abstract culminates in an intimate portrait highlighted by a deep, colorful contrast of shadows and light.