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You may have heard of artists turning photos into paintings, but this artist turned a painting into a photograph!
Michael Zhang interviewed Tadao Cern on the process, and this is what he said:
First of all, I needed a model with red hair. Than we the help of a stylist we recreated the outfit. And then after basic composition shot I took a lot of detail shots which where incorporated in the main image. It was a lot of cloning, stretching, drawing, pushing, lifting. It was almost as painting a new image looking at the reference and original painting standing next to me.
See a video comparison between the painting and photograph.
(See the project on Behance)
Shanghai Museum: Cultural Clothing
This was an awesome exhibit at the museum, tons of cultural outfits that I wish I owned.
Unfortunately, the pieces are not dated nor their ethnic regions specified, but I assume this is semi-current garb. It’s especially hard to say the location, however, considering how many ethnic groups are in China, but I would guess the first picture is a Jino costume, the fourth picture a Geija costume, and the sixth an Oroqen.
In early 1897, Jean-Philippe Worth received a rush order for a fancy dress costume from a regular client via transatlantic cable. Recreating the costume worn by the Infanta as portrayed by Velasquez through the use of modular components and an accurate dress form maintained for his client, Worth was able to complete and ship his commission back to New York 24 hours later. The gown itself betrays no evidence of its lightning-fast manufacture. Its silken lining and silver lace underscore the high period standards borne by all garments carrying the Worth label.
In spirit of the Royal Wedding, we’ll try and post some interesting costumes worn by members of royal families across the world!
This is the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, a portrait by Sir Gerald Kelly.
Marcel Marceau (1923 - 2007) Michael Ahearn Photographer
“Universally considered the world’s greatest contemporary mime artist, Marcel Marceau was a true legend. Throughout a career spanning nearly sixty years, the French-born Marceau achieved notoriety beginning in the late 1940’s, and brought the art of mime to audiences worldwide with continuous touring of his stage show and appearances in film and on television. His work had a tremendous influence on the art, and earned him some of the highest honors of his native France and countries abroad. In addition to his work as a mime artist, Marceau was also a teacher, author, and painter.”