You will not believe what these paintings are made of

Anastasia Sergeeva
12.10.2016

You will not believe what these paintings are made of!

Now many artists create unusual paintings without paints and pencils, for example, embroider them with beads or crochet. Cross-stitch is also popular - the paintings that end up are striking in their detailing and volume not less than traditional painting. But contemporary art has gone even further, so now we are going to look at artists who create their paintings from unusual materials, which initially can hardly be called artistic.

Landscapes of food

Throwing a first look at these unusual pictures, you do not immediately notice that in fact the British photographer Karl Warner creates them from food! And how appetizing these houses from Parmesan, broccoli trees and the sea from red fish look ...

Karl worked for more than 25 years in the field of advertising photography and shot both landscapes and still lifes. As a result, he decided to use this experience to combine two directions into one, and created a new genre - foodscape (eng. “Foodscape”), that is, a landscape made from food.According to the photographer, he spends several days creating one such picture from unusual materials.

Landscape of products

Sea of ​​fish

In progress

Sand paintings

From afar, these unusual works are more like colorful carpets than pictures of sand. Such drawings are called mandalas, each of them is a circle inside a square inscribed in a circle, which personifies the picture of the world. They are painted by Tibetan monks, using ordinary and multi-colored sand and a special tool - chakpu.

Each picture is drawn in the direction from the center to the periphery, usually by several monks at once. A distinctive feature of such creativity is that the finished mandala is almost immediately to be destroyed - thus the Tibetan monks demonstrate the transience of life, its inconstancy.

Sand painting

Bright sand

Tibetan monks

Butterfly wings painting

At first, it’s hard to believe that the artist from Lipetsk, Vadim Zaretsky, creates his unusual paintings from the wings of butterflies! Immediately calm the compassionate readers: the artist does not kill the unfortunate butterflies with his own hand, but uses insects that die to their own lives on special farms in Asia.

There they were originally grown for sale, but the butterflies quickly die - and come in handy to Vadim. By the way, Zaretsky and another artist from China are the only ones who make such unusual and strange pictures from butterflies. Creating his works, Vadim draws a sketch, and then cuts out various geometric shapes from the wings and fills them with a drawing.

Landscape of wings

Still life of the wings

Portrait of the wings

3D pictures of screws

Manufacturers of screws, probably not happy with the work of the California artist Andrew Myers, who buys them in kilograms to create their works. The artist screws the screws into his permanent canvas - plywood boards, and then paints the heads of the screws in the required colors. At the same time, the screws are located at different heights relative to each other, which, when looking at a picture, creates a certain 3D effect.

Screw works

Screws

3D paintings

Gum Portraits

But Jason Cronenwald from Canada does not throw out chewing gum after use: useless lumps become improvised material for his paintings. At first glance it seems that the portraits are painted in oils.

Basically, Jason creates portraits of famous blondes from the world of politics and show business: Marilyn Monroe, Paris Hilton, Princess Diana, Hillary Clinton, Madonna, etc., although the artist once created a portrait of a brunette Audrey Hepburn from a cud.

What is surprising is that, according to Jason, he doesn’t decorate his unusual works: all the shades that can be seen in his works are the result of mixing multicolored chewing gums.

Portraits of the Madonna

Hillary Clinton

Jessica simpson

Miniature painting

An artist from Turkey, Hassan Kale, has been painting for a long time and has been painting with ordinary paints, only he chooses completely unusual canvases for himself. Cloth, paper - all this is not interesting when you can draw on stones from olives, coffee beans, insects, clerical pins, needles from cacti ...

What only Kale does not try to create their unusual masterpieces! Moreover, he has not yet found the limit to his possibilities: strange pictures of the artist can be seen even on tiny fig grains, though not without a magnifying glass.

Masterpieces in miniature

Miniature picture

Shell work

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