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FaceApp is taking the world by storm, so we decided to run some of the world's most famous portraits through it The results were really... something. What's your fave? 1. Van Gogh, Self Portrait (1889) Van Gogh's beautiful brush strokes seem to have protected him from the worst of the FaceApp! 2. Johannes Vermeer, Girl with [...]
Have a Hockney Day!
Roll up! Roll up! There’s a new show in town. David Hockney returns to the RA with a remarkable new body of work. Embracing portraiture, his subjects – all friends, family and acquaintances – include office staff, fellow artists, curators and gallerists such as John Baldessari and Larry Gagosian. Each work is the same size, […]
Artist of the week: Chuck Close
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is American artist Chuck Close. Chuck Close (b. 1940) is known for his large-scale, photorealistic portrait paintings. His practice also extends beyond painting to encompass printmaking, photography, and, most recently, tapestries based on Polaroids. Since the 60’s Close has painted in the style of photorealism, where the artist was [...]