Tilt-Shift Van Gogh

Tilt-Shift Van Gogh from ArtCyclopedia
Actually, pseudo tilt-shift Van Gogh, but that’s a small quibble.

Tilt-shift photography is a process in which depth of field and lens angle are manipulated to make a real scene look like a miniature.

The effect can be simulated in Photoshop with judicious selections and applications of blur filters.

The folks over at ArtCyclopedia, one of my favorite online art resources, decided to apply the Photoshop version to some paintings, just to see what would happen.

The chose some of Van Gogh’s paintings as their subjects. The results are uneven, but where the effect works, it works quite well, and produces amusing and enlightening versions of familiar paintings that have the charm of children’s pop-up books or dioramas.

At best, they let us look at these paintings with fresh eyes, always a delight.

[Via Gizmodo]


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