Classic Portraits of Hollywood Stars Painted in 3D

Artist and graphic designer Stefan Da Costa Gomez, whose work we first spotted over at Colossal, paints classic portraits of Hollywood stars — with a twist. Though each painting hints at the vices that would ultimately kill their subjects, Gomez means to bring them “back to life” by rendering them in such a way as to become 3D when viewed with traditional anaglyph 3D glasses, an attempt to “combine the classic analog craft of painting with the contemporary technology and today’s hype of digital 3D film to create a new way of viewing and experiencing a painting.” Though we certainly don’t wish for every painting to wind up in 3D, we love this idea and Gomez’s flawless execution. Click through to see his work, and head over to his website for even more.