by Tony Karp
The Artmuse Variations - a look inside my new book
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Here's the front cover of the book
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This is a sampling of images from my new book, The Artmuse Variations. It's a voyage of discovery, a blending of art and technology. It's about exploring new ways to create art and inventing new ways to display it.

The journey began with a piece of "found art," a self-portrait sent to me by a friend. With it, was this cryptic message: "this may give you something to play with." The Artist's Muse challenged me to see how many variations of this picture I could produce, much in the manner of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations or Picasso's Vollard Suite. This book is named in honor of that challenge

As an artist, this book represented a challenge both artistically and technically. In it, you will find fifty variations on one picture. There are also details on some of the pages that give you a closer look at that picture. In this online preview, you can see the details by clicking on the marked pictures.

The book is a PDF document that you can download (for free) from Our online bookstore.
 - A translucent page - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A translucent page
 - The embossed look <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - The embossed look <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
The embossed look
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 - The Andy Warhol look - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
The Andy Warhol look
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Leftover bits and pieces
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 - Nighthawk! - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Nighthawk!
 - Mosaic tiles <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - Mosaic tiles <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mosaic tiles
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 - In the style of Fernand Léger - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
In the style of Fernand Léger
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Only one bit deep
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 - Cyan-O-gram - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Cyan-O-gram
 - Done with the computerized zoom lens I designed and built. Used on The Godfather. <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - Done with the computerized zoom lens I designed and built. Used on The Godfather. <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Done with the computerized zoom lens I designed and built. Used on The Godfather.
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 - El Diablo - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
El Diablo
 - In the manner of Jack Eisner <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - In the manner of Jack Eisner <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
In the manner of Jack Eisner
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 - A rough sketch - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A rough sketch
 - Syrupy portrait with red outlines <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - Syrupy portrait with red outlines <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Syrupy portrait with red outlines
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 - Portrait made with floating blue wires - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Portrait made with floating blue wires
 - Good vibrations <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - Good vibrations <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Good vibrations
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 - I'm Mel-ting! - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
I'm Mel-ting!
 - Volcanic, just before erupting <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - Volcanic, just before erupting <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Volcanic, just before erupting
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 - He always was a bit of a puzzle - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
He always was a bit of a puzzle
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Portrait, as prepared by our engineering staff
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 - We are the Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
We are the Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
 - Who spilled all those color chips? <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - Who spilled all those color chips? <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Who spilled all those color chips?
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 - Lighter than air - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Lighter than air
 - Portrait in the manner of Frank Gehry <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp - Portrait in the manner of Frank Gehry <br>--- Click to see DETAIL --- - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Portrait in the manner of Frank Gehry
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 - Mel-o-Rama - The Artmuse Variations - Tony Karp Books - Melvin Sokolsky - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mel-o-Rama
But wait… There's more!

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