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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.