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December 9, 2012 5:05 PM   Subscribe

Photorealism has been highlighted here on the blue, where 2D work is made to look 3 dimensional. But what about the opposite? Artist Alex Meade's live-model photographs look like paintings.

She collaborates with performance artist Sheila Vand. Their website also includes some perspective-distorting behind the scenes photos, as well as a brief video.
posted by FirstMateKate (16 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not, strictly speaking, safe for work. Conduct yourselves accordingly.
posted by bicyclefish at 5:44 PM on December 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


My god, it's full of milk.

(I love the crop of "Deviate." Something about her eyes and the pink paint.)
posted by chrominance at 5:54 PM on December 9, 2012


If anybody feels like doing a cheapo version of this on their own (turn photos into paintings-ish) there is an iPhone/iPad app called Glaze that's pretty fun to play with.
posted by cribcage at 6:02 PM on December 9, 2012


Mango Lassi and nipples painted on nipples. Humans are amazing.
posted by Hicksu at 6:05 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh neat, I knew Alex when I was growing up and it's been cool to see her work develop!


If anybody feels like doing a cheapo version of this on their own (turn photos into paintings-ish) there is an iPhone/iPad app called Glaze that's pretty fun to play with.


It's worth pointing out that she's not quite making photos into paintings, she's painting the actual people to look like paintings and then photographs them. There are some really stunning shots of her subjects doing things like riding the Metro, where the strangeness of a painted realistic face really stands out.
posted by jetlagaddict at 6:08 PM on December 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's kind of like the Pageant of the Masters.
posted by spiderskull at 6:10 PM on December 9, 2012


Gotye is so stealing this.
posted by arcticseal at 6:25 PM on December 9, 2012


These are really stunning (despite my niggling vegan aversion to the milk...)

Thanks for posting!
posted by Dorinda at 7:32 PM on December 9, 2012


I liked it. I do hope that, for the model's sake, they heated up the milk before making her lie in it.
posted by Forktine at 8:04 PM on December 9, 2012


Didn't "Barry Lyndon" do this too?
posted by squorch at 8:22 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Those are way cool, thanks for posting this!
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:40 PM on December 9, 2012


Definitely a different vibe compared to when Annie Liebovitz put Whoopi Goldberg in a tub of milk.
posted by twsf at 10:25 PM on December 9, 2012


Double, and the artist professionally goes by Alexa, not Alex.
posted by IAmBroom at 11:19 PM on December 9, 2012


It looks like the milk paintings are a new series and not covered by the previous post, so I think this post is okay.
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:26 PM on December 9, 2012


I think this "making of" pic is actually more effective than the finished pieces.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:13 AM on December 10, 2012


> I think this "making of" pic is actually more effective than the finished pieces.

Will that pink stuff come out of that woman's hair?
posted by jfuller at 12:02 PM on December 10, 2012


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