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Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters

Creative Visual Art

What’s your take on this?New York-based artist Michael Mapes, known for his unusual dissected portraits made from glass vials, plastic bags, and gelatin capsules has recently released a new series that was inspired by the 17th century Dutch Masters, like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. To create these works, Mapes obtained a copyright free, high-res scan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and then learned as much as he could about each painting’s aristocratic subject.

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