nastya nudnik adds emotion to paintings with social media symbols
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apr 02, 2014
nastya nudnik adds emotion to paintings with social media symbols



nastya nudnik adds emotion to paintings with social media symbols

all images courtesy of nastya nudnik

 

 

 

 

kiev-based artist nastya nudnik inserts symbols of the internet age into classic fine art, paring popular emoticons with recognizable painted works. ‘emoji-nation’ comprises series’ of familiar images that have been appropriated from renowned artists, from edward hopper to michelangelo. these works are brought into the 21st century with the addition of smiling icons reminiscent of iMessage, pop-up alerts from the windows interface and emblems from instagram found ubiquitously throughout the app. each motif cleverly and humorously represents the sentiment of the scene, bringing life and real human moments to the static setting.

nastya nudnik adds social media icons to famous paintings
an instagram ‘like’ is appropirated onto an edward hopper image

nastya nudnik adds social media icons to famous paintings
1947 ‘summer evening’ by edward hopper is enhanced with emoji text bubbles

nastya nudnik adds social media icons to famous paintings
twitter symbols are placed into the scene

nastya nudnik adds social media icons to famous paintings
the familiar facebook ‘add friend’ emerges as a clue to the painted man’s desires

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a windows error ‘disconnected’ appears between the hands of michelangelo’s work on the sistine chapel ceiling

nastya nudnik adds emotion to paintings with social media symbols
a facebook pop-up

nastya nudnik adds emotion to paintings with social media symbols
the pop-up window says that access to heaven is denied

nastya nudnik adds emotion to paintings with social media symbols

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