November 27, 2011

DIGITAL CIRCLISM

© Ben Heine
What are circles? How circles are used in works of art?


A circle is the set of all points equidistant from a fixed point called the center. Circles could be seen anywhere. The tires of a car, wall clocks, door knobs, plates, and other objects may come in circular shape. With all of these, I was truly amazed with the use of circles in artworks.  


One of these are the works of Ben Heine. He used CIRCLES in forming photos/figures. He called them as DIGITAL CIRCLISM.


© Ben Heine
According to him, it is a modern artistic expression, a mix of Pop Art and Pointillism. It is made with digital tools usually featuring celebrities made of thousands of flat circles on a black background. Almost each circle has a different color, a different size and a different tone. One artwork generally took him about 100 to 180 hours. 


Can you guess who are these?


1. E _ _ _ _    P _ _ _ _ _ _ ?
© Ben Heine
2. L _ _ _  G _ _ _?
© Ben Heine
3. M _ _ _ _ _ _   M _ _ _ _ _?


© Ben Heine
4. E _ _ _ _ _?
© Ben Heine
5. F _ _ _ _ _ _    M _ _ _ _ _ _?
© Ben Heine
6. J _ _ _ _ _    D _ _ _?
© Ben Heine
7. J _ _ _ _?
© Ben Heine

Circles are the main ingredients in the artworks above. See the beauty of circles? See the beauty of mathematics?


Now, it's time for you to guess who are in the images...


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Note: All images used are with the permission of the owner, Mr. Ben Heine, a Belgian visual artist. You can visit his website and pages at
http://www.benheine.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Heine/45292293615

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