August 15, 2016
Blog 43

 

PHOTOGRAPHY / DIGITAL PAINTING / MIXED MEDIA

SURREAL ART

BY APOSTOLOS

Apostolos was born Apostolos Panagopoulos in Thessalonica, North Greece, and was brought up in Athens, where he began studying visual arts and theatre before moving permanently to The Netherlands. At the University of Utrecht he studied the history of art, and after participating in a number of audiovisual projects worked as art director in both film and theater, and as head teacher at the Academy of Arts of Utrecht. He is an accomplished painter in oil tempera. These 15 images included here derive from a digital art series titled Omnimedial, whose themes are largely classical, biblical, historical and mythical, not unmixed with a contemporary viewpoint. He uses photo resources and various image and video processing computer programs. He writes, "My inspiration, sources and aims remain always the same. I see myself not so much as a traditional painter but more as a storyteller... With an alphabet of cultural memories, quotations from the past and signs of our everyday reality, I try to build up mirrors in which someone could face The Human Condition."

"After the Sewing Lesson"

"Moses Waiting the11th Commandment"

"Smartfood"

"The Death of Patroclus"

"The Emancipation of Jeanne d'arc"

"The Fall of Icarus, a Self-Portrait"

"The Living Room of Eve"

"The Marriage of Adam and Eve"

"The Tomb of Cinderella"

"Walking into Twilight"

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LUCA CERVINI

SURREAL TRAVEL THROUGH HUMAN FEELINGS

Luca Cervini, born in 1983 in Merate, Italy, earned a diploma in graphics in Milan in 2003, with a specialty in advertising design.

His interests include comics, illustration, narrative, poetry, photography, and cinema. His digital art is symbolist-surreal, painted, drawn and collaged on the computer. He writes that his art

"represent[s] the awareness of a past or forthcoming change [and] contain[s] deep messages expressed by means of the symbolic combination of different elements." He says his work is "sometimes ominous, sometimes sad."

Luca Cervini's art on the Web

Images by Luca Cervini:

"Ambivalence"

"Let the Pain Fade Away"

"Remembrances: Melancholic Inspiration an Instant before the Change"

"Temporal Suspension"

"The Death of an Idea"

"The Eden of Science"

"The Poet's Last Flight"

"The Sunset of the King of Appearance"

"To Be or Not To Be (Different)"

"Love"

MUSEUMS, COMMUNITIES, GALLERIES

Digital Art Gallery Online
Digital gallery of best pictures and photos from portfolios of digital artists.

Digital Art Served
Top work in categories such as computer graphics, matte painting, digital painting and photo manipulation.

Soho Arthouse (Soho Gallery For Digital Art)
Event space, gallery, tech, film screening room, product launches, pop-up, fashion week, charity art shows in NYC.

DAM - Digital Art Museum
Museum and gallery

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is a contemporary gallery in downtown LA dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, new media, digital video.

DeviantART
Community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.

Renderosity
Almost entirely 3D rendered art from such programs as 3DS Max, Maya, Lightwave and others.

Museum of Computer Art
Nonprofit US educational corporation chartered by the NYS Department of Education.

Digital Art Online
Online digital art exhibition space. Includes thematic exhibitions.

Museum of Digital Fine Arts
Spotlighting the most brilliant new artists of the modern age.

Charles Csuri

Self-Programmed Art

In the era of the punch-card computer Charles Csuri turned from a successful career as a modernist painter to the improbable potential of digital art. That was in 1964. Now at the age of 83, Csuri is recognized as one of the great teachers, researchers and pioneers of computer art. He is today professor emeritus at Ohio State University, where he taught and headed up its digital art program for many years. He is one of the fathers of programmed and algorithmic art, of 3D still art and animation, of virtual reality, and his work has influenced such fields as flight simulation, magnetic resonance imaging, game design and more. His students populate many digital animation companies including Pixar, Industrial Light and Magic, and Silicon Graphics, and his own art and research have been celebrated worldwide in many shows and publications. Inluded here is a short and almost a random sampling of still images by the artist. Some works are algorithmic and fractal-like, one ("Fear") includes hand drawing, and all were drawn in whole or in part by software code of the artist's devising.

Charles Csuri's website

"Fear" by Charles Csuri

Art by Charles Csuri

"Abstract 0875"

"Buddah"

"Doodle"

"La Primavera"

"Mourning"

"Nefertit"

"Scot"

Scrib"

"Scribbles"

"Venus Mix"

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