Adam Lister’s new watercolour paintings, ‘Art History 101’, are an insightful look into the collective memory of culture and arts through a contemporary 8-bit painting.
Mona Lisa, Art History 101 series by Adam Lister.
(Original Painting by Leonardo da Vinci, 1503–06, perhaps continuing until 1517).
The american artist, graduated in 2003 in the New York’s School of Visual Arts, have been since then exploring his love for 8-bit graphics by creating watercolours with pixel-like shapes of stylefigures from popular culture with his digital stylings, representing characters from the television and movie world. These include portraits of ‘Star Wars’ characters like Yoda and Princess Leia, and scenes from ‘The Godfather’.
Yoda from Start Wars movie, atercolour paintings by Adam Lister.
But the contemporary artist has now moved towards something even more complex and took his work into a higher lever- the topic of art history, which is something he holds a deep passion for.
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Art History 101 series by Adam Lister.
(Original Painting by Johannes Vermeer, 1665).
‘Art History 101’ Series deconstructs famous historical artworks and represents them as 8-Bits contemporary art paintings. From Michelangelo’s ‘David’ to Edward Hopper’s ‘Nighthawks’, the limited edition masterpieces are an exploration into the compositions, colours, and shapes that have defined the art world. The modulated technique makes each image appear futuristic, even if the work is a reimagining of a classical fine art.
(Original Painting by Pablo Picasso ,1932).
Starry Night Over the Rhône, Art History 101 series by Adam Lister.
(Original Painting by Vincent van Gogh, 1888).
Get to know more about the ‘Art History 101’ Series and all its works here.
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