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