The paintings of Italian artist, Nicola Samori, are full of sensuous energy. The thirty-five year old’s style is derived from the classical paintings of early renaissance masters. With the highest degree of precession, his figures emerge from the darkness of pictorial space into the light with dramatic realism.
Samori’s methodology is one that intertwines both violence and romance, which make his paintings all the more painful: He distorts them, smears them with his hand, disfigures hem with the palette knife, paints them over, or like a torturer removes the half-dry skin of the uppermost layer of paint with a scalpel. Yet, through this destructive deconstruction, his compositions have an eery sense of beauty and elegance.
3D printed sculpture of an elderly Popeye the Sailor Man
Okay, I did not expect my childhood idol and number one spinach endorser, Popeye, to be this… old. Multi-awarded special effects makeup artist Rick Baker printed out this realistic – and menacing – rendition of Popeye using a 3D printer he bought at a charity event auction. Using a digital model he made back in 2007, he was able to achieve surprising results given the price of the machine. He says, I must admit that I am surprised with what you can get with a printer of this price. Everything was printed except for the collar and the pipe stem’.
Looking at the printed sculpture, I have two takeaways from this: 1. it’s amazing what modern technology can produce in a jiffy. And 2. I believe my childhood has just been ruined, but in a very artistic sort of way!
This is what is hapenning in Venezuela. People get tired from insecurity & injustice so they take the streets. Government attacked them, but they’re not giving up. People waked up and we’re getting stronger. Thank you for sharing this and #PrayForVenezuela