Digital Artist Reimagines Great Works of Art in Fur

Turkish digital artist Murat Yildirim has quite brilliantly reimagined six iconic works of art by great artists in digital 3D fur. These “Furry Artworks” include “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci, “Girl With a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer, “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali and “Soleil Levant” by Claude Monet.

It has long been common to reproduce the world’s most famous paintings by imitation. In this abstract idea, I used furs as a creative tool to move world-famous paintings forward. With this effect, I combined the colors of all pictures in an innovative and vibrant way. I have been impressed by classical paintings since my childhood. However, since modern art has become digital, I have turned all this into my favorite 3D artwork.

These imaginative works are being auctioned off on SuperRare, a digital art marketplace where people can bid on NFT (Non-Fungible Token) art using cryptocurrency.

“The Furry Lisa” was won by Behance founder Scott Belsky, who wrote a fascinating article on crypto art.

This NFT world is likely the greatest unlock of artist opportunity in 100+ years. This isn’t a suboptimal or fringe version of the real-world art economy, it is a vastly improved one. Whether you are an artist of any kind, investor, or consumer of anything creative, you will be impacted. But before we explore the far reaching implications, let’s understand why NFTs up-level art in profound ways.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.