Two Guys. One Office.  Fools Do Art.

Average: 5 (1 vote)

What do you do when boredom hits?  Instead of whipping out Candy Crush, two Squarespace employees transformed their work fatigue into something très magnifique.  

Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick started recreating famous works of art using supplies they had on hand in the office, reports Tricia Gilbride in this awesome Mashable article.


Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David at the Malmaison Chateau

Fools Do Art said, “[We] love recreating famous paintings. All of the painting remixes are done at our office in NYC. The only rules are that all props must be things found in the office and all editing must be done on a phone (Android or iPhone). Enjoy! ”

Squarespace must be quite the office if they have on hand a sombrero, fake horse head, fur parka, and velvet gown.  But hey, it’s a tech startup office, so anything goes.  Clearly.  


The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo at MOMA Mexico 

“Pardon me colleagues, I didn’t um, know you two were in a…um, meeting?”


Girl With A Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer at the Mauritshuis

Nailed it.


Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Elias Garcia Martinez, circa 1930

(FoolsDoArt did a better job than the original botched restoration of this work, which is a whole story in itself.)


The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre

(The backdrop to Miss Mona is a whiteboard.  Now that’s what I call art.)

Carolyn Nickell