3D printed Sunflowers - Homage to Van Gogh
London based artists and couple, Rob and Nick Carter ,have created a 3D printed replica of Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers from 1888. You may have seen Sunflowers, 2013, recently going a tad viral on social media. The initial inspiration for this project was the short attention span of visitors to famous works of art, and thus Rob and Nick wanted to create something that warrants a second look - at least while 3D printing is a thing of awe.
Interestingly, in all the social media attention this piece has been getting, a growing thought among onlookers is the lack of one thing that the original is very famous for – its fantastic use of color. But transforming this piece to an all-over bronze gives it an air of majesty, drawing attention to the statuesque nature of 3D printing. And so, purposely or not, the artists give a nod and a chuckle to highbrow art, something that Van Gogh was never considered when he was alive.
Anyone who has attempted to use a 3D printer will appreciate the effort involved in making this golden-glowed wax bronze masterpiece. The flowers appear soft and the vase has clear brush strokes across it that mimic the original painting.
- Alinta Krauth