Some fun for art lovers: Do you think you can identify these 20 famous paintings even when they are significantly abstracted?
By Anthony Waichulis
One fascinating aspect of the human brain that visual artists rely on quite consistently is the ability to recognize objects despite significant variation. Such variation can include changes in scale and orientation and even significant levels of abstraction.
Below you can put some of your own recognition abilities to the test by seeing if you can identify these 20 abstracted masterpieces!
Share your answers in the comments below! If you’re really stumped, you can find the answers to the titles and artists of these famous paintings here.
Anthony Waichulis (b. 1972) is a contemporary Trompe L’Oeil painter from Northeast Pennsylvania. Often celebrated by critics and collectors alike, Waichulis’ efforts have captured top honors in both domestic and international competitions and have been published in most major art publications. Currently represented by Denver’s Gallery 1261, Santa Fe’s Meyer Gallery, Alexandria’s Principle Gallery, Charleston’s Robert Lange Studios Gallery, and Tulsa’s Lovett’s Gallery, Anthony’s exhibition record also contains a number of well-respected venues, including The Smithsonian Institute, The National Arts Club, The John Pence Gallery, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Arnot Art Museum, The John F. Peto Museum, Art Basel, The LA Art Show, The Orlando Museum of Art, and the Beijing World Art Museum. In January 2006, Anthony became the first Trompe L’oeil painter to be granted Living Master status with The Art Renewal Center.
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