Ani Abakumova’s Thread Paintings

WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES via @art.nitka on Instagram / thisiscolossal.com


Russian artist Ani Abakumova and her husband Andrey Abakumov have combined computer programming, mathematics and art to create replicas of some of the world’s most iconic paintings in thread.

Using specific algorithms, the equations are created digitally before being translated into the physical execution of laying every piece of thread onto the frame in the correct place.

Ani is responsible for the actual creation of the art itself, while Andrey is in charge of the calculations and the digital side of the process. Each portrait is made using more than 8 000 strands of thread.

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Dear friends, I am so happy to show you my new artwork, beautiful and mysterious Mona Lisa by genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), made ONLY with threads: black, white, yellow, green and red. ? (?swipe to see more details). Diameter: 73 cm, 8000 lines. For sale. Ready to make your own portrait in this unique style. All questions – DM. ? Друзья, представляю вашему вниманию свою новую работу – Мону Лизу, гениального Леонардо да Винчи, выполненную ИСКЛЮЧИТЕЛЬНО из нитей (?свайпайте, чтобы увидеть детали). Принимаю заказы на портреты в таком же уникальном стиле. О всех вопросах приобретения уже готовых работ или заказов ваших собственных портретов – пишите в директ. ? #art #stringart #modernart #mona #monalisa #leonardo #leonardodavinci #louvre #classic #painting #artist#portrait #woman #academicpainting #homedecor #walldecor #museum #muse #red #gold #tableau #thread #портретыизнити #стрингарт #fil #изонить #искусство #современноеискусство #портретыназаказ #smartart

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