“iPhone Oil Paintings” by JK Keller are NOT the kind of iPhone Oil Paintings you would expect. Using only his finger as a paintbrush, Keller, 36, turned the oil from his face into fun works of iPhone art - and then made a Tumblr dedicated to it!
“I think people are drawn to it at this moment because there’s a current thread of uneasy tension that we all have with our technology,” Keller tells DailyDot. “People are very interested in these places where beauty and repulsion are at odds with each other in very relatable ways.” Intriguing… what do you think? Cool? Repulsive?
Art is everywhere.
Genius is truly 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.
THE DAILY PIC: This still shows a moment in 1656 just before Diego Velazquez painted the greatest canvas in Western art; it’s grabbed from the fiendishly clever high-def video called “89 Seconds at Alcázar”, made by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation in 2004. (Click on my image to watch a clip.) I first saw the video installation when it premiered a decade ago at the Whitney Biennial, but it’s about to go on view once again in a show of videos by female artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The conceit could hardly be simpler: “89 Seconds” captures what the scene looked like in the Alcázar palace in Madrid to either side of the instant that Velazquez committed to paint in “Las Meninas” – with the caveat that there never was such a “live” scene, and that Velazquez’s brush didn’t move at shutter speed. Sussman and co. are pretending to buy into the fiction and rhetoric of Velazquez’s realism, and by doing that they ask us to think harder about the claims that it makes. Amazing that, in an age before cameras could record it, the world seemed ready for lens-y images. (Image courtesy Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation)
Left: The Adoration of the Magi.Hugo van der Goes. Netherlandish. Late 15th century. Right: Wiz Khalifa
Awesome tumblr alert!
B4XVI “…pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, tracing the swag and power poses of hip-hop artists like Young Thug and Whiz Khalifa to pre-Colombian effigies and Netherlandish paintings.” (via @hyperallergic)