Art Photography Psychology — 28 September 2012

If Vincent Van Gogh where alive today, we think he would be proud to see his Starry Night on the face of Andy Alcala. The young artist has been painting representations of famous masterworks from his torso up for a while now and shows no sign of stopping. Can you imagine the patience required to paint these backwards in a mirror on your own face?

The Scream Edvard Munch (1893)

Alcala notes that “One: No. 31″ by Jackson Pollock was the hardest to paint: “Going with the spirit of Jackson Pollock the canvas (my face) for this picture was on the floor with the paint being dripped on from above. You’d be suprised how hard it is to make this drip affect when you’re the only one working on it. I had to think of creative ways to get the paint to act like it would with Pollock because simply using a brush and the paint wasn’t working.”

One: No. 31 Jackson Pollock (1950)

Campbells Soup Can Andy Warhol (1962)

Composition II in Red Blue and Yellow Piet Mondrian (1930)

The Son of Man Rene Magritte (1964)

(After “Untitled 1975″) Jasper Johns (1976)

Trans Flux Kenneth Noland (1963)

Mark Rothko (1960)

Girl with Balloon Banksy (2004)

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