16 Tilt-Shifted Van Gogh’s Paintings
Most likely you’ve already seen a lot of great tilt-shift photography examples lately, but you probably haven’t seen it done with paintings yet! If you are new to this, “tilt shift” is an effect that gives a real-world scene an illusion of being a miniature model. It can be achieved in two ways : optically (with a special lens) or simulated in Photoshop, by adjusting a photograph’s contrast, color saturation and depth of focus.
“It works quite well with regular photographs, so we decided to try it using paintings to see what would happen…”
Serena Malyon, a 3rd-year student at art school, took some of van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings and altered them in Photoshop to achieved this amazing tilt-shift effect.
“Nothing in any of these paintings been added or removed or had its proportions changed. The effect is achieved simply by manipulating the light in the scene and adjusting the areas of the image that are more and less in focus, as you will see. This is all being done in fun, so don’t take it too seriously.” says the artist.
1. Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888
2. Arles: View from the Wheat Fields, 1888
3. The Starry Night, 1889
4. Field with Poppies, 1889
5. Landscape at Auvers after the Rain, 1890
6. Mountains at Saint-Remy, 1889
7. Pont de Langlois, 1888
8. Prisoners Exercising, 1890
9. Red Chestnuts in the Public Park at Arles, 1889
10. Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow, 1890
11. Sunset: Wheat Fields Near Arles, 1888
12. The Harvest, 1888
13. The Painter on His Way to Work, 1888
14. The Red Vineyard, 1888
15. Wheat Field with Rising Sun, 1889
16. View of Saintes-Maries, 1888
These were interesting, but Van Gogh’s style is flattened on purpose (influence of Asian traditional art and the movement in the picture is what he attempted to show). It’s not as if he couldn’t have painted in a more realistic style had he wanted to do that. So I don’t think using this technique demonstrates much about his painting. Painting is not photography.
Really neat idea, but the effect seems a little too pronounced… too much of the detail and beauty is lost in blurriness. It would work better toned down a bit.
van gogh was genius.. i don’t think its correct to use his paintings for manipulations..
and why I never come up with something like that myself? technically it’s a piece of cake!
Interesting… I wonder what van gogh would think about it himself? :D
Very interesting, i’ve seen tilt shifted photos before, but paintings are something new to me :)
wow.. it looks like 3D..