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Pixelist Turns Instagram Photos into Oil Paintings

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Aug 10, 2013 • References: pixeli.st and psfk
There are several services online that will take your Instagram photos and print them, but these recreations don't come close to what 'Pixelist' can do. Pixelist takes Instagram photos and turns them into handmade oil paintings. Pixelist allows any Instagram user to collaborate with artists to make these paintings. Users are able to pick a photo of their choosing, pick a canvas size and even modify the color palette, alike Instagram's filter feature.

Just like Instagram's revival of vintage-style photography, Pixelist aims to revive oil paintings. Since this art form is time-consuming and takes practice, this is an excellent way to celebrate talented artists who are capable of painting in this style.

The company's Indiegogo campaign has just concluded and their official website and service will launch soon.