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Throughout history, many great artists have painted models. From Da Vinci to Van Gogh, they've used brushes to try to capture the beauty of the human form. In the series 2D or Not 2D, a trio of Russian artists have turned this ageless art on its head, painting the skin of their models to make them appear more like some of the famous works that have so charmed our society.

click to enlarge Khoklov's work in Angry Beards  includes this depiction of one of the Bad Piggies, as well as other characters from Angry Birds. - ALEXANDER KHOKLOV
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  • Khoklov's work in Angry Beards includes this depiction of one of the Bad Piggies, as well as other characters from Angry Birds.

Valeriya Kutsan painted the models in such a way that when photographer Alexander Khoklov captured their image, they would appear two-dimensional (after some post-production finessing by Khoklov's wife Veronica Ershova). The resulting works are stunning.

Ershova and Khoklov have teamed up on other similar projects in the past, such as Angry Beards -- painting human models to look like the characters from a certain wildly-popular video game.

To learn and see more, check out this Wired piece.

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