Interesting article on image manipulation (with some gorgeous graphics) on what happens "... When instead of advancing towards the senses, the image recedes beneath the mark of the tool.....”
That's actually Van Gogh's Irises, reworked.
Article and images: "Why Are We So Obsessed With Editing Photos Beyond Reality?" http://bit.ly/1yDeNRu
Props @kineticamuseum, @CreatorsProject