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Artiscally Ruined Murals

These Portraits by Valerie Hegarty Illustrate the Beauty in Destruction

— March 25, 2012 — Art & Design
'Destroyed Paintings' by Valerie Hegarty is a line of artwork that takes prints of famous pieces of art and depicts them as if they have been heavily abused or vandalized. The juxtaposition between iconic, pristine illustrations with the chaotic condition they now reside in creates a fluctuating impression ranging from awe to shock to impressed.

The portraits by Valerie Hegarty aren't created from simply taking an image worked on by a previous artist and tearing it apart until it becomes nearly unrecognizable, but rather, 'Destroyed Paintings' illustrates that beauty comes in a variety of forms, and within destruction lies the potential for renewal and rebirth.

Some of the destroyed frames in Valerie Hegarty's portraits use branch-like structures to articulate the notion of regeneration from destruction.
Trend Themes
1. Reimagined Art - Opportunity for artists to create new interpretations of famous works by deconstructing and reassembling them in innovative ways.
2. Beauty in Destruction - Opportunity to embrace imperfections and create art that celebrates the beauty and potential of things that have been ruined or damaged.
3. Juxtaposition Art - Opportunity to create works of art that feature a visually striking contrast between elements of order and chaos, such as pristine illustrations and heavily abused or vandalized depictions.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers can push boundaries and experiment with new techniques to create innovative works that challenge traditions and preconceptions.
2. Home Decor - Opportunity for home decor and interior design companies to embrace imperfect and unconventional aesthetics by featuring art that celebrates the beauty of decay and destruction.
3. Fashion and Accessories - Fashion designers can draw inspiration from the juxtaposition of order and chaos and embrace imperfections in their designs to create unique and innovative pieces.
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