No, the images above are not pixelated, digital recreations of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Believe it or not, they are actually made from a sheets of bubble-wrap, which New York-based artist Bradley Hart (who we've featured before) has infused with varying pigments.
Hart meticulously injects each bubble of his unconventional medium using a syringe that has been loaded with acrylic paint, culminating in these epic pieces. His final products actually reference today's technology and the digitization of most of the images we know and see. Additionally, Hart has taken his painstaking process one step farther. While the first image depicts his skill at injection, the second shows each individual bubble oozing with excess paint, something Hart calls "impressions."
Next week, Hart's works will go on display inside New York's Cavalier Gallery in an exhibition entitled "The Masters Interpreted: Injections and Impressions by Bradley Hart." It will feature his recreation of works like Johannes Vermeer's Girl With the Pearl Earring and Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Gray Felt Hat, paintings many have only seen through a computer screen.
"The Masters Interpreted: Injections and Impressions by Bradley Hart" is on view from May 7-31. It's a short span of time, so don't miss out.