I Try My Hand At Glitch Art

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I have been fascinated with Glitch Art lately, which is a neat way to make artwork look like it has been digitally wreaked.  I think it ads another visual layer to an art piece.  Artists spend so much time trying to make their images tack sharp with perfect contrast or composition, that I can’t express how much I enjoy making things blurred, glitched, grainy- anything but “perfect”.  It’s just to much fun!

I went searching on the Rijks Museum for the main art pieces, and I fell in love with these portraits, which all tell a story of some sort, they have a look, a mood.

This is a collage I made using an old painting and a background from the page of a book. What painting you ask? Well, it was painted in 1623 by Gerard van Honthorst and was called The Merry Fiddler. I absolutely fell in love with the image, its so expressive and the coloring is festive and moody.

This is a collage of an old painting and some vintage moons from old books. The Painting is Portrait of Anna Boudaen Courten, Salomon Mesdach (attributed to), 1619. What struck me was the way she is looking right at you, so kindly; but, also, her hat and clothing is so full of wonderful character. I originally named this Gumption, because I bet she had it in spades.
This is a collage I made using an old drawing and some vintage butterfly images from a book. The drawing was Winter and Summer, Wenceslaus Hollar, 1643. I believe that it was an old advertisement for women’s clothing. I find the “mask” fascinating, as it is actually a sheer veil to protect from the sun, but today she looks like she’s off to be a vigilante in the city.
This is a collage I made using an old painting and some clouds I took a picture of as the background. What painting you ask? Well, it was painted in 1629 by Judith Leyster and was called The Serenade. He’s got such a distinct look on his face; it’s captivating. Also, the painter, Judith Leyster, was ‘one of the very few professional female painters of her time.’ according to the Rijks Museum.

I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them!!

Head to my Redbubble shop to see what you can do with these images!



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