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The Canvas Project is an art project created by Brazilian artist Gabriel Nardelli Araújo. The 28-year-old 'frees' well-known characters from classical paintings and puts them in the modern-day settings with the help of Photoshop. "The process is entirely digital, my works of art do not exist, at least so far, in physical form. It is done in Photoshop based on photos of places I visited and pictures that I had access to. Pictures of the famous paintings are made available online by the museums themselves in high-resolution files, which has greatly helped in the final quality of the digital artworks," he explained in an interview.

At first, this project was just an outlet for Gabriel, that let him create surreal images, but over time its importance changed. "I have been perceiving montages as new forms of appropriation of space and classical art. I feel like I leave an immaterial mark on that place. People who have had contact with my creative ideas and later visit the space or see the original famous artworks can have a new vision about them."

What do you think about this unique art? Let us know in the comment section below.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I have seen this image elsewhere without the information, I would have believed it to be real. Little bit off, but you can blame the photographer or some camera settings for that, except that it too real.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup. If something like this happened by my house, i too would've stare at the situation.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I *think* this one just needs a little softening of the back / fore ground to make it really work. .. used to be a soft scarf over the lens of the camera, don't know how they would do it now.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What you cannot see this side of the camera : there is a 5 day cricket match going on. .. and on ... and on... and omg no wonder they are both asleep. ( Don't be fooled the one is white is asleep too )

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dude, you otta take control of your life, first of all why you need someone to step upon when you already have a ladder, secondly, that sword is way too small to charge with. Calm down, come down and Have some tea instead.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Mommy, why is there a naked lady on your car?" "Hush, child, you know Aunt Mary is a little off."

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Arrrg! Let Go, you are breaking my neck! Who the hell taught you to kiss??? .. it was wrong everything they told you WRONG.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait a minute. You say the only way to get to the ball is by bicycle? Where’s my carriage? You’re not much of a fairy godmother. My gown will be wrecked in the gears!

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The more I look at this the more disturbing it is. Anyone know the original painting? and the theme ? death?

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the fourth time I've seen her waiting on someone. I hope the girl is getting overtime pay. :)

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