Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bored Coworkers Recreate Classic Paintings Using Office Supplies (17 Pics)

Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick found themselves bored at Squarespace’s office in NYC one day so they came up with a fun activity. Using only the stuff found in their office, the two coworkers managed to recreate the famous “Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo. They were pretty happy with the results, so they continued recreating iconic paintings, which eventually grew into a project called “Fools Do Art.”

Other coworkers started to join into the fun and they began accepting idea submissions from people all around the world. Every recreation, however, has to satisfy two strict rules: it must be made exclusively using things found in the office, and any photo manipulations, if needed, must be made on a smart phone.

“The Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer, 1665
“Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci, 1503-1506
“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte, 1964
“Blonde Beauty” by Walt Otto, circa 1950′s
“Napoleon Crossing the Alps” by Jacques-Louis David, 1801
“Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene After the Resurrection” by Alexander Ivanov, 1835
“Two Ballet Dancers” by Edgar Degas, c. 1879
“Portrait of a Man in a Turban” by Jan van Eyck, 1433
“Thinking About Death” Frida Kahlo, 1943
“Timoclea uccide il capitano di Alessandro Magno” by Elisabetta Sirani, 1659
“The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” by Rembrandt, c.1632
“Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth, 1948
“Tommaso di Folco Portinari” by Hans Memling, 1470
“The Old Guitarist” by Pablo Picasso, 1903-1904
“Lady and the Unicorn: Sight,” c. 1500
“David with the Head of Goliath” by Caravaggio, 1610
The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo, 1511-1512

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