How a $12 Million Monet Was Repaired After Some Idiot Punched It 

Almost three years ago, an unhinged Irish gentleman named Andrew Shannon punched a 141-year-old Monet painting hanging in Ireland's National Gallery. Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat was ruined—or so it seemed. » 1/23/15 10:40am 1/23/15 10:40am

Video: New York at night beautifully recreated with 3,454 oil paintings

I've had this night in New York before. Actually, anyone who has lived there has had this night. And though you might not immediately recognize it, you will. That's because the art in this video is lifted straight from those nights you don't exactly remember but you know were awesome. Basically, New York on any given… » 11/14/14 1:22am 11/14/14 1:22am

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

Watching this guy draw a dragon makes my brain go into trance mode

One stroke painting is such an impressive skill that it's unbelievable even when you see it happen. These artists from Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan have been mastering their craft for over four generations. The amount of detail they can put out with one stroke is just unreal. » 8/23/14 1:18am 8/23/14 1:18am

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

Optical illusion painting changes its perspective as you move around it

When I started to watch this video I thought I wasn't looking at a painting but a high definition flat display that tracked your eyes, modifying a 3D model to give you the illusion of real depth. And then the magics finally get revealed. It's so simple and so damn cool. » 7/02/14 12:19am 7/02/14 12:19am

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

The Strange Beauty of Landscape Painting In the Industrial Age

What kind of work would the legendary landscape painters of the 19th century be making if they were alive today? Look no further than the painter Philip Govedare, who depicts 21st century landscapes transformed by mining, dredging, and human civilization in general. » 5/09/14 6:30pm 5/09/14 6:30pm

Spray-Painting Graffiti Drone Not Nearly as Effective as You'd Think

Robots may be taking our jobs throughout agriculture and industry, but the the duty of defacing architecture is likely to remain in the hands of humans for the immediate future if this semi-autonomous spray-paint drone is any evidence. » 4/13/14 12:00pm 4/13/14 12:00pm

The Dizzying Work of Hand-Painting Ads Across New York City Skyscrapers

Walk around New York City, and you're bound to see the work of these "wall dogs"—the men and women who paint billboard-size ads by hand, high above the city streets. Their work is exacting, and the places they paint are terrifying. Don't watch this if you're afraid of heights. » 4/10/14 5:40pm 4/10/14 5:40pm

If Edward Hopper Used Instagram and Facebook

Edward Hopper, foremost chronicler of lonely American souls, would have found pathos in our modern world of FOMO. This clever series from Ukrainian artist Nastya Ptichek updates Hopper's work for a social media era, and the overlay of electronic icons makes his paintings even more depressing. » 4/07/14 5:20pm 4/07/14 5:20pm

There's a woman in bodypaint hidden in this moth

A beautiful black and white rendering of a Pandora Sphinx moth. But look closer. Can you see her? There's a woman hiding in it. Keep looking. It will appear to you soon and, when it does, it will you freak out. » 4/03/14 1:59am 4/03/14 1:59am

What Sunsets Painted Centuries Ago Reveal About Global Air Pollution

Dramatic sunsets are undeniably gorgeous, but they portend something ominous: millions of fine particles polluting the air. Researchers are now studying sunsets painted over the past 500 years to find clues to how our air got dirtier after the Industrial Revolution. » 3/26/14 2:00pm 3/26/14 2:00pm

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

These Nerdy 8-Bit Watercolors Would Look Just Dashing in Your House

Art is hard. It's hard to make decisions about what will look good where. It's hard to save up enough money to buy really good art. And it's really hard to find the time to actually hang it on your wall once you do make a purchase. » 2/09/14 7:00pm 2/09/14 7:00pm

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

This Lexus Paints Your Portrait Based On How You Drive

Car aficionados will readily defend their favorite vehicles as rolling works of art, but art collector Walter Vanhaerent might be the only driver on earth who can definitively make that claim. Because his new Lexus IS 300h hybrid actually paints his portrait every time he hits the road. » 10/25/13 10:40am 10/25/13 10:40am

I Wish the Fantastical Modern Houses in These Paintings Were Real

Dean Monogenis does not design houses, but he should. His paintings of outlandish homes on impossible sites capture the imagination in a way that real-life architecture rarely does. My only question: When can I move in? » 9/11/13 3:50pm 9/11/13 3:50pm