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Enjoy you art al fresco?

Via @Skerries:

The third annual Dublin Plein Air painting festival is a seven day event bringing artists from all over Ireland and the world to scenic Fingal and Farmleigh House in the Pheonix Park.

The outdoor painting festival runs from the 17 to 23 June and will host paint outs (as above), workshops and daily competitions.

Workshop tutors include the best of Irish and foreign plein air artistic talent and include Una Sealy – RHA , Kate Kos, Vicki Norman , Greig Neal – AURA, Dave West, Blaise Smith – RHA

This is the ideal opportunity for artists to learn from the masters and as with the previous years the focus is enjoying Fingal’s beautiful scenery, making friends and painting outdoors.

Dublin Plein Air Festival

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Plein air?

Top Pic: Dublin Plein Air Festival 2018

Greek artist Dimitris Ladopoulos applies the Houdini algorithm (which assesses the density of information in an image – in this case, the density of brushstrokes and application of paint in masterpieces from the historical canon) then interprets it in the form of coloured tiles of varied heights.

For those who like their analogues nicely digitised.

Above (from top): “Joséphine-Éléonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn, Princesse de Broglie” by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres; “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci; “Portrait of a Young Man” by Titian and “Vincent van Gogh” by John Peter Russell

Previously:  Quadrilaitude


Famous works of art algorithmically subdivided  by Greek motion graphics and visual designer Dimitris Ladopoulos.

The designer uses 3D animation software Houdini to break down the colour compositions of the centuries old paintings in order to showcase how each might be analysed as a designed object rather than a 2D painted surface.