Rembrandt in White
November 26, 2012 8:56 AM   Subscribe

The Art of Ironing is, primarily, a Russian advertisement for steam irons, however it is also a remarkable demonstration of recreating art from unusual materials; in this case, a simple white piece of cloth.
posted by quin (11 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Very cool post, but I hope that Russian irons have improved from the soviet era 20 pound personal burn and brand machines I used in Eastern Europe.
posted by Isadorady at 9:22 AM on November 26, 2012

Ironic art, or steaming pile of sheet?
posted by Kabanos at 9:23 AM on November 26, 2012 [11 favorites]

*Not produced with PunGenerator
posted by Kabanos at 9:24 AM on November 26, 2012

posted by jacquilynne at 9:44 AM on November 26, 2012

Man, it seems like all you need is some common items and a clever person and suddenly you have art! Well, and then that art gets used to advertise something, but, you know, art!
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:52 AM on November 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

I can't even use an iron to make something flat. And then there's this guy.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:21 AM on November 26, 2012 [5 favorites]

posted by Somnolent Jack at 12:14 PM on November 26, 2012

Basically wet-fold origami writ large.
posted by DU at 5:13 PM on November 26, 2012

That was amazing - especially the release of wiping out one piece to create another. I couldn't see enough detail to determine if previous pieces contributed to subsequent piece like in a palimpsest.
posted by porpoise at 7:39 PM on November 26, 2012

Notice that he actually uses a steamer, not an iron, to get the wrinkles out. I haven't used my iron, basically, since I got mine. Creases are for people with free time.

And yet part of me now wants to learn how to iron famous artwork into my shirts so that I can show up rumpled AND stylish.
posted by gracedissolved at 12:44 AM on November 27, 2012

I really really like this idea. It wets the imagination... to add color and texture, layers. maybe Illuminating it from
behind...hmmmm? going to need extra starch.
posted by quazichimp at 1:01 AM on November 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

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