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Nastya Nudnik's 'Emoji-Nation'

Nastya Nudnik's 'Emoji-Nation'

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Artist Nastya Nudnik blends familiar and classical, historical paintings by renowned artists from Edward Hopper to Michelangelo with very contemporary signs of emotions

Artist Nastya Nudnik, from the Ukraine, and her 'Emoji-Nation' series comprises familiar and classical, historical paintings by renowned artists from Edward Hopper to Michelangelo, and inserts even more recognisable emoticons to bring them up to date.

The works are brought into the 21st century with the addition of icons from apps such as iMessage and Whatsapp, plus pop-up alerts from the windows interface and emblems from Instagram. Each motif is cleverly and humorously placed within the sentiment of the scene, bringing life and real human moments to the static, and arguably stuffy, settings.