Watch an Anamorphic Painting Transform From Bird to Fish and Back Again

Perspective is everything for Thomas Medicus: The Austrian artist created his latest work by strategically hand-painting 160 glass strips, then placing them in a very particular grid formation. From most angles it looks like a total mishmash, but four distinct images are hiding in the fray. » 10/16/14 6:30pm 10/16/14 6:30pm

Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

Illustrator and digital artist Oliver Wetter photoshopped Kaiju and other big beasts into classical landscape paintings, mimicking the artists' styles . He nails the lighting, brush strokes and mood, all hand drawn with a stylus—a skilled tribute to the original painters as well as the cult icons he added. » 7/16/14 10:41pm 7/16/14 10:41pm

Police finds priceless Van Gogh taken by Nazis hidden in bank vault

Agents from the Agencia Tributaria—the Spanish IRS—announced the find of a priceless Van Gogh which disappeared from the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Vienna, Austria. Dated in 1889, the painting "Cypress, sky and field" was discovered in a safe deposit box that belonged to a Spanish fraudster. » 5/10/14 4:31pm 5/10/14 4:31pm

This Amazing 3D Render Lets You Dive Into a Heroic Battle

The Battle of Buda in 1686 was a significant victory over the Ottoman Empire, which threatened Europe, Asia, and Africa during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1896, Gyula Benczúr painted his gorgeous masterpiece titled "The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686," depicting the final moments of the Holy League victory,… » 3/21/14 10:20am 3/21/14 10:20am

I can't believe this isn't a photo

I have a very hard time distinguishing Gregory Thielker's oil paintings from reality. It's not only that his treatment of light and texture is perfect. It's the subject matter, which makes me feel extremely nostalgic of countless road trips, driving under the rain in silence, talking with good friends and family, or… » 2/13/14 5:09pm 2/13/14 5:09pm

You won't believe this picture of Santa Claus was drawn with MS Paint

The things some people can do with a pencil and paper are just ridiculous. The things some people can do with Photoshop or iPad apps is just unreal. Art is amazing! But what might be as impressive as any of that is what this guy did with MS Paint. He created an unbelievably photo realistic picture of Santa Claus with… » 12/30/13 9:23pm 12/30/13 9:23pm

I want to dip everything in this magic hydrocoating water paint

Everything I own, everything I will buy, every fiber of my body, everything in this world should be dipped into water paint. The hydrocoating process is popular in weapons and helmets but really deserves to be shmeared all over the world. We might have to come up with better designs but I never want to use a paint… » 12/03/13 10:44pm 12/03/13 10:44pm

Ford's Factory Cameras Can Spot a Single Speck of Dust on a New Car

Busy assembly lines can be dirty places, and nowhere is that more obvious than when a new vehicle rolls out of the paint shop. Specks and imperfections stand out like a sore thumb, and need to be cleaned up before a new car is delivered to a dealership. Previously, Ford relied on manual inspections, but now the… » 8/22/13 4:20pm 8/22/13 4:20pm

I'm Going to Turn All My Instagram Pictures Into Oil Paintings

How much do you like your Instagram pictures? Enough to get a few likes? Enough to think you'd kick ass as a photographer? Enough to convert them into amazing oil paintings that you can hang on your wall? Pixelist is a company that's trying to turn your Instagram photos into hand-made oil paintings that will live… » 7/24/13 8:30pm 7/24/13 8:30pm