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35 Subverted Modern Art Masterpieces

From Cartoon Oil Paintings to Urban Warrior Portraits

— January 15, 2009 — Art & Design
It is truly an honor to look back at all the brilliant art that has been spotted here at Trend Hunter over the last year. And if anyone is worried about how the financial crisis will affect the art world, you can take a big breath of air and relax for now. Things are not so bad. Artists will always make art, especially when faced with crisis and dark times.

The art fairs and art dealers are still seeing art sales, albeit they are coming a little slower. People still love art, need art, and buy it for their homes and souls.

I love the contemporary modern oil paintings, which use old traditional techniques but tweak the content with modern twists on historic scenes, like the Kiss-inspired rock and roll paintings, as well as Alan Macdonald’s portraits that contrast 17th-century oil paintings with modern brands to create an interesting societal juxtaposition. Dip in!
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$86.3 Million Paintings
$86.3 Million Paintings
Triptych by Francis Bacon
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Multi-Faced Skulls
Multi-Faced Skulls
Macabre Solo Exhibition by Derek Albeck Is Grimly Artistic
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Fish Hugging
Fish Hugging
Slimy Performance Art Based on the Japanese Namazu Myth
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Geeky Oil Paintings
Geeky Oil Paintings
Google Image Search Inspires Jeremiah Palecek
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Oil Paintings of Internet Memes
Oil Paintings of Internet Memes
Jeremiah Palecek the Next Web Warhol?
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Hitler's Paintings
Hitler's Paintings
Artsy Side of Tyrant Revealed
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28
Paintings Made With Tar
Paintings Made With Tar
Theodor Barr's Deep Space Art
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Artistic Modern Psychedelia
Artistic Modern Psychedelia
Fantastically Strange 'Fried Paintings' by Michael Williams
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Urban Warrior Art
Urban Warrior Art
Kehinde Wiley's Classical Paintings of Hip Hop Culture
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25
Wacky Watercolor Masterpieces
Wacky Watercolor Masterpieces
Wrestler And Budgies Paintings by Rhys Coren
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Modern Life Oil Paintings
Modern Life Oil Paintings
Peculiar Realism Masterpieces By Andrew Ek
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Guerrilla Rubber Duckies
Guerrilla Rubber Duckies
Famous Paintings "With Extra Ducks"
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Dental Paintings
Dental Paintings
Custom Tooth Art II
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Death As Art
Death As Art
Oil Paintings Using Your Loved One's Cremated Ashes
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Humanimal Masterpieces
Humanimal Masterpieces
Hand-Painted Chinese Chimps Inspired by Classic Art
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Rubbish Paintings
Rubbish Paintings
Photorealistic Junk Masterpieces
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Chandelier Art
Chandelier Art
Conceptual Paintings by Lorraine Peltz
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Moving Face Paintings
Moving Face Paintings
Body Art in Motion
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Juxtaposing Modern Culture With 17th Century Art
Juxtaposing Modern Culture With 17th Century Art
Alan Macdonald's Paintings
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Biomorphic Oil Paintings
Biomorphic Oil Paintings
Bizarre People-Free Portraits
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Animalistic Heritage Sketches
Animalistic Heritage Sketches
Scottish Stag and Owl Drawings By Susie Wright
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Runny Pointillism
Runny Pointillism
Alex Young's Alter-Ego Paintings
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Cartoon Oil Paintings
Cartoon Oil Paintings
The Simpson Portraits by Limpfish
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Felt Pen Street Art
Felt Pen Street Art
Ozmo Wall Paintings at Pure Evil Gallery
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Living Paintings
Living Paintings
Sasha Pivovarova is Collage Girl in Vogue UK
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9
Rock ‘N Roll Oil Paintings
Rock ‘N Roll Oil Paintings
Religious Art ‘Kiss'ed With Makeup
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Human Oddity Paintings
Human Oddity Paintings
The Sketchbook Of Travis Louie Showcases Peculiar Portraits
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Alice In Wonderland Inspired Art
Alice In Wonderland Inspired Art
Julie Nord Paintings Capture Adolescent America
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Urban Illusion Immersion Paintings
Urban Illusion Immersion Paintings
Massive 3D Street Art by Edgar Muller
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Animal Hand Paintings
Animal Hand Paintings
Hanimals
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Pavement Illusions (UPDATE)
Pavement Illusions (UPDATE)
3D Drawings On Concrete Canvas
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Eye-Inspired Surrealism
Eye-Inspired Surrealism
Naughty Romanian Surrealist Paintings
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Recreating Iconic Paintings with Children
Recreating Iconic Paintings with Children
‘Old Masters' by Rainer Elstermann
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Paintings With Hidden Images
Paintings With Hidden Images
Superimposed Surrealism by Octavio Ocampo
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