What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Canvas Project



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Gabriel Nardelli Araújo

Portugese artist (and burger lover) Gabriel Nardelli Araújo uses Photoshop to masterfully combines classical paintings and modern photographs to create wonderful juxtapositions. Called The Canvas Project, the digital series is witty and smart and really entertaining. Though Araújo initially made the mashups for fun, as news of the project spread, his motivation evolved:

“I have been perceiving montages as new forms of appropriation of space and works of art. I feel like I leave an immaterial mark on that place. People who have had contact with my work and later visit the space or see the original picture can have a new vision about them.”

I don’t know why Araújo is so obsessed with burgers, but they do seem to be a pretty regular feature in the project. Meat notwithstanding, I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did.

You can follow the ongoing project on Instagram.

All images property of Gabriel Nardelli Araújo.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

26 thoughts on “The Canvas Project

  1. Now that is what I call street art!

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  2. certainly different take on the masters.

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  3. LOVE IT!!!!! Hal

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  4. These are fun and really well done in terms of the way he matches up things like the quality of light. In some ways it serves as a reminder that what we now consider classic art and old masters were once contemporary and challenging.

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  5. Saw this on Facebook. It’s a delight.

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  6. Love the plastic chairs in the first one with the classical clothing!

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  7. Wonderful: I can hear the waitress now: “Enjoy!”

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  8. He obviously loves burgers!

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  9. These are gorgeous! ❤

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