Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Artist creates real life paintings

121591231.jpg
121591237.jpg
121591249.jpg

When it comes to the thorny issue of judging art we find it safe to adopt what we call the Montgomery Burns School of criticism: the central, and possibly only, tenet being if you don’t hate it, it means you probably like it.

So upon spying the work of American artist Alexa Meade we were moved to invoke Burns’s wise words from the classic 1994 Simpsons episode, Brush With Greatness, once more: “You know, I’m no art critic, but I know what I hate. And… I don't hate this.”

In essence, what Meade does is paint live models to make them look like paintings. Sound strange? Well, we guess it is, but we think you’ll agree, the finished product is darn realistic. She achieves this effect by applying acrylic paint to her subject and surroundings and then photographing everything.

The Washington-based artist has rather loftily claimed that she works at “the intersection of painting, photography, performance and installation.”

Which is just how we were about to describe her work.

(Images: AFP/Getty)

Related

hero_189_style (2).jpg

Pop artist influences premium denim

4-CentralparkHERO.jpg

Amazing Day to Night New York Photos

supermano.jpg

Superhero Artwork

Comments

More

Scientists claim ginger gene makes you look two years younger

There's a reason Mick Hucknall does so well with the ladies

29 Apr 2016

A list of the catastrophic events threatening humanity

Here's an article that'll cheer you right up.

29 Apr 2016

If you need one reason to be scared of Donald Trump, this is it

God help us all by Dave Fawbert

29 Apr 2016

Supermarket absolutely destroys customer trying to blag free avocados

Way too smart for this stuff

29 Apr 2016

Terrifying video of Dad saving son on rollercoaster when seatbelt brea

Don't look down... in your lap

29 Apr 2016

The way you see these melons says a lot about your personality

29 Apr 2016

Ricky Gervais just showed off some incredible improvisation skills

by Joe Ellison

29 Apr 2016

You might as well give up at LEGO now because this Star Destroyer wins

It's just... beautiful by David Cornish

28 Apr 2016

Londoners are shaming their landlords on Twitter

There's anger on the (social) streets

28 Apr 2016

Just a cow that thinks it’s a dog

28 Apr 2016