Office routines can be boring as hell, right?- Most of the people, when deadly bored at the office, go for a coffee break, scroll on Facebook or just stare out the window at pigeons hoping that they will start a Harlem Shake Dance (well, we do that).
Anyway, the savvy guys from “Squarespace” tried a new technique to kill office boredom, which brings a whole new dimension to the term “killing time.”
Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick were goofing around at the “Squarespace” office when they decided to recreate “The Creation of Adam” in a quick snapshot. When they compared their version with the original painting, the idea of recreating classic works of art with random office props was born.
They started the project “Fools Do Art”, where they post their re-creation results, which became really popular. Coworkers have joined in and they’re receiving submissions from all over the world.
“We’re really excited about Frida Kahlo’s “Diego and I”, when she painted a self-portrait with Diego Rivera’s portrait with a third-eye embedded in her forehead”, they told Mashable. “We’re also stoked to do Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” which will just be hilarious in every possible way.”
We really hope that one of these days they will get the entire office together to recreate “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt.
“Young Man and Woman in an Inn (Yonker Ramp and his Sweetheart)” by Frans Hals, 1623
“A Flag of Truce” by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1900
“The Martyrdom of Saint Vitalis” Drawing from a 14th Century French Manuscript
“The Two Fridas” by Frida Kahlo, 1939
“Wife Discovers Browser History, unknown artist, c. 1586” by Jeroom, Inc for Humo Magazine
“Jean-Baptiste Colbert” by Philippe de Champaigne, 1655
Classical Drawing of Yogic Poses. Unknown Artist, Date Unknown.
“Medusa” by Caravaggio, 1597
“The Life of a Hunter” by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, 1861
“Portrait of George Henry John Heighman” by Edwin Dalton Smith, approx.1852
“Self-portrait 19” by Rembrandt Van Rijn
“American Gothic” by Grant Wood, 1930
“Timoclea uccide il capitano di Alessandro Magno” by Elisabetta Sirani, 1659
“Thinking About Death” Frida Kahlo, 1943
“Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth, 1948
“Portrait of a Man in a Turban” by Jan van Eyck, 1433
“Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci,
“Blonde Beauty” by Walt Otto, circa 1950’s
“The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” by Rembrandt, c.1632
“Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene After the Resurrection” by Alexander Ivanov, 1835
“Lady and the Unicorn: Sight” – Circa 1500
“The Old Guitarist” by Pablo Picasso
“Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer
“Two Ballet Dancers” by Edgar Degas
“The Nightmare” by Henry Fuseli
“Napoleon Crossing the Alps” by Jacques-Louis David