Classic paintings are given a ssscary makeover with snakes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 July 2015

What happens when snakes take over a plane? Pretty bad things. But when snakes take over classic art, we get some pretty cool work that’s a little bit ssscary and a whole lot awesome.

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Mona Lisa and other iconic artworks recreated with Lego

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 9 January 2014

Ooh, wicked. Italian designer Marco Sodano recreated three classic paintings with the use of Lego bricks: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Lady with an Ermine, plus Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. These are so brilliant, the lack of details hardly hurts.

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If Mona Lisa was on Instagram

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 16 February 2013

Give Mona Lisa a camera phone and an Instagram account, and she might end up camwhoring with a duckface in front of the bathroom mirror. But of course. Classical oil painting subjects are so predictable. No idea who did this hilarious parody mocking all face-scrunchers everywhere; it was hovering in cyberspace when we found it. […]

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Mona Lisa, rising up from … burger grease

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 28 September 2012

Sometime in 2009, Minneapolis artist Phil Hansen painted a Mona Lisa replica from scratch by tearing off bits of burgers and blotting off the grease off them against a massive 11-foot canvas. He was commissioned to do this as a publicity stunt by a burger company to show just how grossly oil-laden their competitor’s burgers […]

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Anna Von Mertens paints Mona Lisa’s aura

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 30 August 2010

Anna Von Mertens paints aura readings taken from classical portraits and photographs of iconic people, commenting on the ‘soul’ in art in the digital age with the resulting ghostly images.

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Mona Lisa made from cups of coffee

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 22 April 2010

Some people just have too much time! This somewhat liberal version of the iconic (ironic?) Da Vinci masterpiece was made from 3,604 coffee cups – all with varying levels of milk to affect the shading — and was displayed in Sydney as part of last year’s Aroma Festival.

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