Pixelated Abstraction of famous artworks

I recently came across pixl by innoiz. Pixl is a very creative application for the iPad an iPhone with a very simple interface to allow the user to explore pixels and colours whilst creating fantastic imagery.

I decided to try the application with some famous paintings. It struck me that it might be interesting to use pixl to reduce the level of detail in a chosen painting to such a degree that the original artwork is drastically simplified but still for the most part recognisable. Hopefully the results below speak for themselves but the resulting pixl artwork will ony be recognisable if the viewer is familiar with the original artwork.

Pixl Version “American Gothic” (Grant Wood)


Pixl Version “Mona Lisa” (Leonardo da Vinci)