Today's artists have been recreating many iconic artworks in various mind-blowing ways, often using materials and approaches you wouldn't expect! Take, for example, using balloons to recreate classics like the Mona Lisa, Girl with the Pearl Earring, and The Birth of Venus!
For the Then and Now series we’ve been exploring either how certain genres in art and photography have been getting the modern treatment, or how famous artworks from the past are being interpreted at this time and age. We’ve seen timeless pieces done in various media and approaches, but we bet you haven’t seen them made using balloons!
Yes, you’ve read it right. New York-based artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle have been recreating the well-known drawings and paintings of renowned masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Johannes Vermeer, and Sandro Botticelli using balloons — or what they call airigami, the fine art of folding air. Just a bit of careful twists, well-planned turns, and putting together of different colored inflated balloons…and voila, you have some quirky renditions of the famous classics!
Watch a clip by Larry Moss showing the original artworks morphed into amazing balloon recreations!