To see one of Jason de Graaf’s paintings is to be tricked into believing they are real. His hyper-realistic worlds are painstaking illusions, created with his delicate brush strokes and resulting in the appearance of a high definition photograph. Continue reading These Pictures are Paintings
At the beginning I thought to myself ‘maybe I can do this’, then I realised, no, no I cannot. But admit it, you tried it from the watermark of a cup. This type of art actually has a name called Ebru. Ebru is a traditional Islamic and Turkish painting art, and can be defined as painting on water and transferring this painting onto paper. This style is also called marbling. A gum called tragacanth is added to the water to yield a thickened liquid, and horse hair brushes are used to apply paints which are insoluble in water.
Forget your fancy latte with a heart in the foam. This Japanese sushi chef, who goes by the elusive name of Tama-Chan (a recently beloved bearded seal “mascot” of Japan) is using sushi as a blank canvas to make incredible art.
Tama-Chan seems to specialize in famous paintings, such as Edvard Munch’s “Scream” and Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” He also likes to play around with landscapes, popular symbols and yes, cats.