What we see: A filthy, grimy, grubby, mucky car that needs to be washed, cleaned, tidied, laundered until we can clearly see the white in our eyes and the pores on our faces when we look at its surface. Because really, if there’s one other thing that we abhor more than those parking tickets, it’s a dirty vehicle.
What an artist sees: A blank canvass.
And that, my friends, is what separates the average joes from the likes of Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Pablo Picasso. What seems like ordinary, everyday stuff to us could be a gateway for other people to release their geniuses and innate ability to create beauty out of something pedestrian. Sure, a dirty car is no sistine chapel ceiling, but still, a work of art is a work of art. Now let us marvel at these stunning dirty car art photos that would make you realize that a clean car is indeed overrated.
Let’s start with some “random” people:
This dude with his wife (probably).
And this guy with the weird-looking mustache and hair. He looks smart, though.
Now onto the famous people:
We’re pretty sure this is James Dean and that Jimmy Dean is a different guy, but whatever.
Gotta give a whole lotta love on this Led Zeppelin portrait.
Mama, this is really dope.
If you told us ten years ago that there’s a chance we can see Bob Dylan’s face on a dirty car door, we’d tell you that you’re crazy. But alas, the times they are a-changin’.
How about some iconic works of art?
A mash-up of two classic paintings, the Mona Lisa and Starry Night.
And this one. So iconic. Everyone have seen this portrait hanging on someone’s living room at one point in their lives.
Looking for something a bit more 3-dimensional?
Awww. Such a cutie.
This has some serious potential of spooking you when you first look at it.
Impressed by the skill and the attention to detail? Don’t forget that it also requires hard work. These portraits can take 40 minutes up to 2 hours to finish.
Here you’ll see some artists doing their thing:
Not a lot of people have the talent that these guys have, that’s for certain. Some have tried but gloriously failed (see photo below).
So if you’re one of them, we’d like to tell you that…