Artist Brings Beating Heart Mural to Life With Stop Motion Technique

Croatian street artist Lonac recently showed the world that his paintings are truly alive, with his latest work literally appearing to pulse with blood. In Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, Lonac chose the inside of a secret, abandoned building to paint a giant, anatomically correct human heart. Using stop motion photography to document the different stages, he then repainted the heart several times, so that when the images were run together they gave the illusion of a giant heart beating.

To make it even more effective, Lonac positioned the heart to make use of two pre-existing pipes to simulate arteries, that he also painted to show the blood pumping in and out in perfect rhythm.

Below are the images documenting Lonac’s process, and the finished stop motion clip.


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