Loving Vincent, the First Ever Feature-Length Painted Animation

Imagine, if you will, a feature-length animation about the life and death of post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Now imagine that the animation is made entirely from paintings created in Van Gogh's iconic style, and you're beginning to understand why we're so excited about Loving Vincent. » 1/24/14 7:40am 1/24/14 7:40am

Surreal portraits of classical beauties with fish heads [NSFW]

The notion of the inverted mermaid usually comes up as something of a joke, Hannah Yata's gorgeous and grotesque paintings give us lovely ladies with fish for heads while evoking mythology, Renaissance era painting, and beauty and monstrosity of the natural world. Artful nudity and fish vomit below. » 10/13/13 8:30am 10/13/13 8:30am

Deviant Focus: Capturing the romance of space exploration

This week's Focus is on famed cover painter, Alan Gutierrez. "Capturing the romance of space exploration" is how he defines his work, and that's a perfect description. Alan's work has been featured on the covers of magazines, books, games, and on display in galleries. His work even appeared many years ago here on io9. » 6/11/13 4:01pm 6/11/13 4:01pm

Striking paintings combine Japanese watercolor with the structures of…

After receiving his Phd in neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania, Greg Dunn decided to explore the structures of the brain and the rest of the nervous system through the medium of paint. Informed by Japanese sumi-e ink wash painting, Dunn paints meditative scenes of neurons the way many artists have painted… » 3/10/13 11:00am 3/10/13 11:00am

Entomologist creates one-of-kind paintings using live bugs as his…

Entomologist Steven Kutcher has worked as a wrangler of creepy crawlies on movies like Arachnophobia, Jurassic Park, and James and the Giant Peach. But his artist interest in insects and arachnids go beyond the silver screen. He also dips their bodies in paint and places them on a canvas, letting his tiny artists… » 3/03/13 10:00am 3/03/13 10:00am

Paintings of an Astronaut Exploring the Strangest Planet of Them All:…

The NASA astronaut who stars in Scott Listfield's ever-growing series of paintings explores a world much like our own, but with a fantastical twist. It's a planet Earth where crop circles appear in the streets, where Star Wars droids shill for Coca-Cola, where every pop culture apocalypse is happening at the same time. » 1/27/13 5:00pm 1/27/13 5:00pm

Anatomical illustrations painted directly on human bodies

Artist Danny Quirk has created anatomical illustrations for scientific publications, but his latest series of illustrations don't appear on the page; they appear on real, breathing human beings. By using people as his canvases, Quirk turns his work from illustration into sculpture, and offers a striking sense of what… » 1/06/13 9:00am 1/06/13 9:00am