"Unfortunately, it is often only after someone’s tragic death that people tend to ask questions about the person, and want to know who that person was, and what went wrong for them."
Loving Vincent began as a live-action movie, and then professional painters were enlisted to recreate every single frame, one by one, so as to end up with the stunning effect that can be seen in this trailer.
Vincent and the Vincent?
Prof J posted this shot of his first-ever cosplay (congrats!) on Reddit with actor Tony Curran who played Mr. Gogh in Doctor Who's "Vincent and the Doctor" episode. Which really should have been called "Vincent and Amy." Just saying.
OK, fine. Fine.
That's not really a TARDIS in the upper-left corner of "Sunset at Montmajour," which the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam just authenticated as the work of the legendary artist/ginger/friend of the Doctor/bane to the feels of Whovians everywhere Vincent Van Gogh
. Because Doctor Who
is "fictional." Whatever. I'll tell you what. I'm gonna zoom in behind the cut, and you can decide for yourself.
It Belongs in a Museum!
As part of her Art Toast Project
, Norwegian food artist Ida Skivenes
has made famous paintings by artists such as Vincent van Gogh
, Frida Kahlo
, and Salvador Dalí
much, much tastier than they originally were. Some samples of her toast-tacular art is after the jump. As a bonus, I've included Skivenes' toast versions of Batman and Wonder Woman. If anyone tries to tell you Batman and Wonder Woman aren't works of art in and of themselves, they are wrong.
There's no denying that Van Gogh's Starry Night
is a beautiful painting, but I am starting to wonder about the mesmeric power it seems to have over people. One seen, viewers are moved to carve it on to pumpkins
, make it into a cake
, or transform it into a gorgeous interactive experience.
This last point was the work of Petros Vrellis
who used OpenFrameworks to turn the painting into a swirling tide of some 80,000 digital particles that flow across a touch screen.
Users can change the flow of the painting with their fingers, triggering aetheric tones, and watch as the particles slowly return to their original form. It's a stunning achievement, and best viewed in motion. See the video, after the break.
Things We Saw Today
Wait, first Ron Swanson's "Give Me All the Bacon and Eggs You Have" ice cream, now Boba Fett's "Carbonite Crunch?" Ben & Jerry, please tell me you're doing everything you can to make this happen. I'm sorry, I worry you might have heard that as "do a lot to make this happen." What I meant was DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN. (At Geeks Are Sexy
British artist Arthur Buxton uses pie charts to represent the five most prevalent colors in 28 different Vincent van Gogh paintings. It's a little maddening that there's no publicly available answer key, but devoted fans should be able to figure out at least a few.
: The Starry Night broken down into pie charts