This Hybrid Art Mixes Classical Paintings with Modern Pixelation

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 18, 2015
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Contemporary artist Thomas Robson makes these abstract collages using paintings from the past and merging them with modern pixelation and brushstrokes. Plastering boldly colored strokes of thick acrylic paint, he covers the face of aristocrats from the 17th or 18th century in paintings like "Royal Ulster Academy," "A Bucolic Esquire" and "Florence Court."

This interesting collection called 'Fluid Pigments' aims to merge the past with the future and is "an exploration of originality, inspiration and the appropriation of a visually saturated world." While some may view the mod paintings as destructive to the classic works or visually distracting, the point of the abstract collages is to cause the viewer to think and rethink our artistic expectations.