GRADIENTS is an experiment that intends to merge the analogical vision of the finest artists with the contemporary world and its digital language through an element that often occurs as a glitch, the gradient. In this attempt the idea is to render the well known protagonists of the paintings to a mass of stains, blurs and patches, resulting in a synthesis of its original image like the one apperaring in the second half of the 19th century in Italy in the artistic movement of the Macchiaioli. Beside the game of guessing who’s hiding behind the glitches the idea is to introduce the contemporary digital view within the realm of fine arts.


Original paintings
New York interior, Edward Hopper, 1921
Fanciullo con canestro di frutta, Caravaggio, 1593
Dama con Ermellino, Leonardo Da Vinci, 1498
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer, 1665
Die Windsbraut, Oskar Kokoschka, 1913
Giuditta che decapita Oloferne, Artemisia Gentileschi, 1612
Man in a Sports Shirt, Lucian Freud, 1982

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