Creepy Easter Bunnies and their art history counterparts

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I noticed a wave of “creepy Easter Bunny” memes pop up around the time of the Easter holiday, and seeing some of these creepy and/or awkward Easter photos, I recognized some similarities with various figures and famous images from art history. Check out our composite image below, in a clockwise order from top left: an […]

Funerary Urns from Rome, Japan, and Prince

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I saw an article in the NY Times the other day that was a one year follow-up to the death of Prince, and the image accompanying the article showed the urn that holds his ashes. As can be expected with something from Prince, it’s not your ordinary funerary urn; it’s a model-sized reproduction of his […]

Image within an image … but how was it done?

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I saw this art work at the 2016 Spring/Break Art Show, and unfortunately didn’t see the artist’s name listed anywhere. At first glance, it’s a simple idea – the artist created the art work with the photographs inside the window frame, and then inserted that piece into the same view, and photographed it again. Simple, […]

Surrealist photography by Erik Johansson

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I saw this image titled “The Architect” and wanted to share it here. The artist’s name is Erik Johansson, and he’s a “surrealist photographer” photographer from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic and Sweden. According to his website, “Erik doesn’t capture moments, he captures ideas.” With the help of his camera and Photoshop, the goal […]