Living, Breathing Art

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Seriously now, how flippin' awesome is this?

That's artist Alexa Meade painting a man. Literally. She uses something like a reverse trompe l'oeil to paint her portrait subjects quite literally into the painting.

It's kind of mindblowing if you think about it too much.

But the best part is when the portrait subject/portrait itself just gets up and nonchalantly takes the subway:


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I'm not usually one to get all excited about performance art, but this has got me thinking and feeling and wondering about what is still possible in a world where it seems like everything's been done already.

That's what good art is supposed to do.

Here's a video of her painting the man in blue.