Magic mushroom – WIP-9

Published on 2018-02-12 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Painting, Pareidolia, Work in progress


magic mushroom eric bourdon

 

     Ninth day of the step-by-step creation of a new painting. And our egg turns suddenly into a magic mushroom…

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“Leave your hat on”, or the art of doodling…
Video on Vimeo – © Eric Bourdon

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This kind of drawing improvisation is based on “pareidolia”.

 

Other videos of improvised drawings by Eric Bourdon on Vimeo !

 

français eric bourdon  L’art du gribouillage – Improvisation de dessin

 

Improv drawing : Miss Doodle

Published on 2016-06-29 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Pareidolia, Videos


** Draw without any drawing knowledge, in 5 min **
Video on Vimeo

“Miss Doodle” came on the white board through improvisational drawing… The second video of my brand new podcast on Vimeo…!

(video speed is 2x the real speed)

This kind of improv drawing is based on “pareidolia”.

 

Video © Eric Bourdon

 

français eric bourdon  Dessin d’impro : Miss Doodle

 

Drawing improvisation

Published on 2016-06-18 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Pareidolia, Videos


** Draw without learning how to draw, in 6 min **
Video on Vimeo

A blue eyes guy that appeared through improvisational drawing. A simple example for the start of my brand new video podcast on Vimeo…!

(video speed is 2x the real speed)

This kind of drawing improvisation is based on “pareidolia”.

 

Video © Eric Bourdon

 

français eric bourdon  Dessin d’improvisation

 

All the faces of Earth… Applied pareidolia

Published on 2013-12-14 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Pareidolia, Photo


face tracking Earth

 

     “Onformative”, an independant studio for digital art and design located in Berlin, is tracking faces all over the surface of the Earth, using satellite photos provided by Google Maps. The process called pareidolia we use to detect meaning in vague visual stimuli (clouds, inkblots, but also everyday life data : familiar faces, known objects…) and usually implemented by the temporal lobes of the human brain, is partially managed by advanced face detection algorithm and face tracking library, pushing the automatic face tracking capabilities far beyond those of your digital camera…

 

More on onformative.com/work/google-faces

 

tea coffee painting eric bourdon

 

     Latest drawing ‘Tea or coffee ?’ inspired by a set of stethoscopes (my kind of ‘applied art’)…

     See the full story here : step-by-step creation.

     This artwork is an acrylic painting on linen canvas, 61x38cm (24,02″x14,96″).

 

Playing pareidolia with Freud…

Published on 2013-09-07 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Applied art, Painting, Pareidolia


Sigmund Freud vulture

 

     This is the shape of a vulture that Sigmund Freud, playing “pareidolia” without knowing it, found in Leonardo da Vinci’s oil painting “The Virgin and Child with St. Anne” (1503-1519).

     This vulture, that Sigmund Freud guessed was hidden in the folds of the garment of the Virgin, was the center of his speculations about Leonardo da Vinci’s alleged homosexuality and views on women in his book Leonardo da Vinci and a memory of his childhood (1910).

     If the vulture revealed anything, it was only about Freud’s personal obsessions. I’ve just found some other interesting shapes, highlighted in my latest work “Sigmund Freud and a memory of his elephants”. You will see just a few of them, solutions are innumerable…!

 

Pareidolia

Published on 2013-06-06 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Pareidolia, Photo


pareidolia
 

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant, a form of apophenia. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.

The word comes from the Greek words para (παρά, “beside, alongside, instead”) in this context meaning something faulty, wrong, instead of; and the noun eidōlon (εἴδωλον “image, form, shape”) the diminutive of eidos. Pareidolia is a type of apophenia, seeing patterns in random data.”     (Wikipedia)

The first & most usual kind of pareidolia is imagining creatures in the clouds. You can see good examples with Richard Carlson photographies here :
 
Cool Clouds for “Kids” of all Ages

 
 
Photo by Dr. R. E. Carlson