Excel Paintings

da | 27/01/2014 | Arte, Creatività

Tatsuo Horiuchi è un artista giapponese di 73 anni. Pur avendo sempre avuto un grande interesse per le arti visive, ha iniziato a perseguire la sua vena artistica solo dopo essere andato in pensione. Traendo chiara ispirazione dalle opere del connazionale Hiroshige Utagawa, Horiuchi “dipinge” classici soggetti naturalistici dell’antica tradizione pittorica giapponese – quali rami, fiori, usignoli – utilizzando il computer. Fin qui nulla di strano… se non fosse che, anziché software appositi, l’artista utilizza il noto programma di calcolo Excel. Il procedimento di creazione di queste insolite opere è molto lungo e richiede una pazienza certosina, per farvene un’idea potete scaricare il file .xls di Cherry Blossom at Jogo Castle (2006) e Kegon Falls (2007).

Tatsuo Horiuchi is a 73 years old Japanese painter. Although always having a big interest in visual arts, he only started pursuing his artistic flair once he retired, 13 years ago. Drawing a clear inspiration from his compatriot, painter Hiroshige Utagawa, Horiuchi “paints” classic naturalistic subjects from the Japanese ancient pictorial tradition – such as branches, flowers, nightingales – by using a computer. This would be perfectly normal, if he wasn’t using popular Excel spreadsheet, instead of dedicated softwares like Photoshop. The procedure is long and requires a lot of perseverance, but it’s definitely worth it. To get a sense about how Horiuchi creates his unique artworks, you can download the .xls files of Cherry Blossom at Jogo Castle (2006) and Kegon Falls (2007).

 

Freelance graphic designer, illustrator, painter and decorator with an insane passion for art and design. She started drawing at the age of 2, inspired by Disney comics and cartoons, and never stopped since then. She also loves summer, poetry, orchids, weird jewelry, foreign languages. colourful make up, fashion magazines, art books, astronomy, electronic music and everything connected with the '80s. Her collection of books and food-shaped stuff is constantly expanding.

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