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Photographer Takes Pictures Of Famous Landmarks Facing The Wrong Direction

Whenever anyone visits a famous landmark, the first thing they do is take a picture of themselves standing in front of it or just of the site itself. Imagine how many pictures there are out there of the same places, from slightly different angles, but all showing the same thing. But what happens if you have a different perspective, and choose to do something a little, well... backward? Photographer Oliver Curtis decided to mix things up when he visited famous places and took his photos from the wrong direction. He wanted to "turn around, and see a new aspect of the over-photographed sites of the world - to gaze elsewhere and to favor the incidental over the monumental." His collection of pictures seeks to draw attention to the fact that "It is easy to forget that these attractions are also places of work, staffed by janitors, security guards, cleaners and office guards who have a lack of awe born from daily exposure. Yet, despite not being present, the images are still suffused with their aura."

Check out the incredible pictures below, and see how many you would recognize if the names weren't written in!

photographer takes pictures of famous landmarks facing the wrong direction - thumbnail includes two pictures of the Eiffel Tower, Paris and St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
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Artist Travels To Beautiful Locations To Paint The Pattern of His Own Shirt

Art is a difficult topic to dicsuss because it's all a matter of taste; what one person finds beautiful, another person finds vulgur. It's all relative. But you know what isn't as relative? Humor. OK, it is, but what you're about to see is objectivally funny. Artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek and photographer Fabian Schubert have started a project where they travel to beautifully scenic locations, set up an easel and begin to paint. But Hank doesn't paint what he sees. No, he paints the design of the shirt he is wearing, while Fabiamn photographs him doing it. This hysterical take on classic outdoor painting gave us a laugh, so we thought we'd share it with you. Enjoy!

pictures of artist painting the patterns of his own shirt in beautiful locations - thumbnail includes two pictures of artist panting his own shirt patterns
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Artist Reimagines What Mona Lisa Would Look Like In Today’s Society (Photos)

The Mona Lia is perhaps one of the most famous faces in the world. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 16th century, her mysterious smile has captivated the world ever since and became one of the most well-known art history pieces. But what if she was a modern gal, living in today's world? Would she be an Instagram influencer, would she be a mom, would she be cool, or would she be a loner? One artist on Instagram has reimagined what the Mona Lisa would look like today by cleverly photoshopping her into a bunch of Instagramable poses, and it looks like she would be iconic whenever she exists.

pictures of what mona lisa would look like in today's society - thumbnail shows two pictures of Mona Lisa sitting down
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Japanese Mom Creates Works Of Art In Food For Her Kids

Some kids will eat anything and everything. And by some, I mean basically none. Any parent will attest to the fact that kids can be a nightmare when it comes to eating; most are incredibly picky and limit themselves to one or two things — usually chicken nuggets and chips, and nothing with any nutritional value. Mealtimes become a battle, usually ending up with kids going on hunger strikes and parents inevitably giving in and admitting defeat. One Japenese mom decided to combat this issue by turning her picky daughter's food into animated works of art to get her to eat healthily. Whether it's eggs in the shape of Winnie the Pooh or sushi snowmen, we're sure her daughter scoffs her mother's food down pretty quickly. Check out her incredible talent below.

incredibly talented Japanese mom creates works of art in kid's food - thumbnail includes two pics of food
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People In Medieval Art Who’re Getting Stabbed But Couldn't Care Less

The Middle Ages were some dark times. With murder and pillaging being part of everyday life, it's a wonder anyone survived it. But because of the chill attitude towards killing and death, medieval art depicts it somewhat disturbingly, giving us a potential insight into the times' mindset. As you can see in the medieval artwork below, the people getting murdered don't seem to give a d*mn; the victims look bored, and the murderers look like they're having a great time.  I guess when murder is normalized, it isn't that big of a deal anymore? What a strange time to be alive! 

Medieval Art Showing people getting Stabbed But Couldn't Care Less
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Man Turns Roommate's Mess Into “Passive-Aggressive Art Gallery"

Living with messy roommates is possibly one of the most frustrating things in the world - a situation in which comedian Justin Coysson found himself. After his "manchildren" roommates continuously ignored his requests to clean up after themselves, he took a different approach and started labeling their messes as if they were modern art pieces. From "Sour Cream-Covered Spoon Left In Sink Before Leaving Town For Four Days," to "Shoes on Shoe Rack (Nearly)," his pictures quickly went viral, gaining popularity for his hilarious approach to the messy situation. Check out the whole collection, which Justin called his "Passive-Agrreisve Art Gallery", and maybe it will make you think twice about putting up with sh*tty mess from your lazy roommates.

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Artist Wears Huge, Colorful Food Hats Which He Crochets Himself

Did you ever wish you could wear your favorite food on your head? Yeah, me neither, but now that I've discovered the work of Phil Ferguson, I'm rethinking my stance on the matter. The Australian artist, best known as Chili Philly boasts over 130k Instagram followers and proudly shows off the incredibly detailed culinary-themed hats that he crochets himself. He started the Instagram page to make friends when he moved to Melbourne, and make friends he did. And then some! 130k to be exact! Check out his crazy crocheting skills below! 

pictures of artist who crochets food hats and wears them - cover pic pizza and burger hats
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Artist Hilariously Adds Monsters to Thrift Store Paintings

Thrift store art is hardly the most exciting artwork out there... in fact, it might be the most boring kind. You know the type; watercolor paintings of scenery is about as exciting as it gets. So why not jazz it up a little, and add something exciting? Like monsters. perhaps! That's exactly what artist Chris McMahon does with "other people's landscape paintings at yard sales and Goodwill", giving them a whole new lease of life. Scroll through the pics below and check out his hilarious creations. 

artist adds monsters into thrift store paintings - monster in river monster with mountains
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Realistic Paradise Island Cakes Almost Too Beautiful To Eat

If you've been following us for a while, you know that I love some good cake art. We've had beaded cakes, dreamy buttercream creations, and even someone who puts Drake lyrics on the top of her cakes. Because why not? Our latest cake feature will have you dreaming of exotic vacations and faraway destinations because these cakes look like real paradise islands. Yes, the tropical blues and the dreamy greens will make you want to dive straight into these cakes. Literally!

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Female Artist Of The Week: Giving Disney Princesses Realistic Facial Proportions

Our "Female Artist of the Week" feature is space for us to drive awareness towards talented female artist who creates incredible quality content. This week, I'm back with another Disney feature (yay!), with artist Holly Fae, who produces mesmerizing Fairytale and Fantasy inspired art. Among her beautiful work, Holly has started recreating Disney princesses' faces with realistic human proportions. In other words, getting rid of the alienesque features like the big eyes and tiny noses that all Disney princesses have for some reason. Check out her incredible work below, as well as how she created the whole process, which she filmed on TikTok.

female artist of the week gives disney princesses realistic facial proportions | Jasmine from Aladdin and Elsa from Frozen
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Woman's Incredible Cakes Look Like They're Made Of Beads

Siân-Amy Pettit is a part-time cake artist whose cakes can only be described as incredibly beautiful and intricate works of art. She uses a technique called dotting, or, as she calls it, pointillism, giving a bead-like finishing and exquisite detail. Each cake looks like it takes hours and hours, and the texture, skill and creativity are out of this world. Scroll through and be as mesmerized as we are at her talent. 

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Cartoons Showing Tan Lines Famous Characters Would Have At The Beach

If you ever wondered what some of your favorite characters would look like with weird tan lines, then wonder no more, because French artist Linda Bouderbala has got you covered. The art director's project titled 'First day at the beach!' shows you what characters from The Simpsons to The Flintstones to Dora The Explorer and many more would look like wearing their swimsuits. Check them out below! 

cartoons showing tan lines from famous characters on the beach - cover pic Marge and homer simpson and Cétautomatix at the beach
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Female Artist Of The Week: Russian Instagram Star Creates Photos As If From Another World

Our female artist of the week is Ellen Sheindlin, a Russian artist who creates photos that are simply out of this world. Each one of her pictures is breathtakingly stunning, while also being somewhat terrifying. Combining aspects of fantasy and reality, no two of her photos are alike. They stimulate the mind, the eyes, and the soul, making you think about what you are looking at in a deep way. Her artwork is stunning and you can scroll through a selection of her work below, before checking out more on her Instagram page. 

instagram pictures by russian artist that seem like they are from another world - cover pic woman on saddle and woman on beach with snail shell
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Siblings Create Amazing Sidewalk Chalk Art, Bringing Smiles To People's Faces

Siblings Macaire and Camden Everett from Libertyville, Ill, are spreading joy and smiles during these dark times, by creating beautiful chalk artwork on the sidewalks near their home. Macaire has been drawn the amazing artwork for 100 days in a row, spreading positivity during the pandemic. She incorporates her brother into her drawings, basing them on things they want to do and places they want to go after lockdown. Check out their spectacular creations on their Instagram account, and below.

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Museums Battle Over Who Has The Best Butt Exhibit

Yorkshire Museum is famous for starting battles on Twitter between museums worldwide. It picks an obscure category, such as to find the world's creepiest exhibit, and museums everywhere compete to get their submission to the top. And now, they've held their latest Twitter battle, this time to find the world's best museum butt. Yes, you read that right. Museums across the globe have submitted their best butt exhibit and explained exactly why they think their entry should win. These tweets are entertaining, educational, and hilarious, so read through and decide whose butt you think is the best! 

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More Classical Art Memes For The Cultured Souls

Classical Art Memes is basically the only way to get your dose of culture, art, and history. Oh, and laughs. Because let's face it, no one wants to remember what we're living through now, so we might as well go back in time and look at how bad it was back then. And is there a better way to do that than through memes? We don't think so either. Scroll through and educate yourselves! 

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