He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tilt-Shift Van Gogh

Posted by Charley Parker at 1:55 pm

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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  1. Comment by Glendon Mellow
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    Amazing, really amazing. Thanks for posting this, Charley.

    Now I want to run home and try pseudo-tilt-shifting on my own work.

  2. Comment by swapnil kashid
    Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 4:25 am

    a wobderful picture

  3. Comment by susanai
    Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    Love the idea of this. There should be more of these beautiful paintings put out there.

  4. Comment by Painter Palm Springs
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    Oh! Awesome. Really means these paintings are really refreshing. I am sure if anyone will see this as soon as he/she awakes, hi/her mind will be refreshed.

    The 2nd, 3rd and 4th one were really unmatchable, it is so clear.

  5. Comment by Sebastian Hawks
    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 @ 10:10 am

    Pretty Awesome…

    But this one is actually moving:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpp9_e4cluo&hd=1

    Van Gogh’s Potato Eaters in 3D.

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