masterpieces meet modern life for fine art air collages masterpieces meet modern life for fine art air collages
may 27, 2015

masterpieces meet modern life for fine art air collages

masterpieces meet modern life for fine art air collages
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with his series of ‘art lies‘ brazlian artist lorenzo castellini juxtaposes famous faces from masterpieces — a portrait from picasso’s ‘les demoiselles d’avignon’, the uncanny image of frida kahlo and botticelli’s beautiful venus, to name a few — with photographed figures and scenes on the streets of são paulo. by holding a cut-out paper picture of each painted head and carefully matching it up to the body of a stranger, friend or casual passerby, castellini creates air collages that both unite and contradict two artistic styles, time periods, mediums and work.

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the uncanny image of frida kahlo is matched up to a real female figure

art lies fine art air collages
‘venus’ emerges from the shell, this time in the form of a gas station logo

art lies fine art air collages

art lies fine art air collages
van gogh’s self-portrait with a missing ear is humorously juxtaposed against a model of a miniature ear

art lies fine art air collages

art lies fine art air collages
the melting clock from salvador dalí’s ‘the persistence of memory’ hangs off the side of a rock

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picasso’s ‘crying woman’ is pictured against the praying hands of a human figure

fine art air collages

fine art air collages

fine art air collages
van gogh’s ‘skull of a skeleton with burning cigarette’ at a picnic table

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