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Nasa Funahara uses masking tape to recreate famous paintings

Japanese artist Nasa Funahara recreates famous paintings using colorful masking tapes. She did some of the classic masterpieces such as “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci; “The Scream” by Edvard Munch; Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and more. Each piece is meticulously done by hand, cutting and pasting little bits of masking tape, for about a week. The classics were not only replicated but enhanced by her creativity, complemented with flowers and decorative features bursting with bright colors.

Please scroll down and enjoy this unique and wonderful artwork.


Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer



Funahara is an oil painting major student at Musashino Art University. Her masking tape artwork began its journey from a simple school assignment. But when her work was displayed at a school festival, it received highly positive feedbacks. So she went ahead creating more beautiful masking tape artwork. The most fascinating ones are the series of famous paintings by the old masters, as featured here.

All new images (masking tape artwork) courtesy of Nasa Funahara, and are published with permission.

For more info and photos, please visit her online pages at:  Loftwork  |  Facebook  |  Twitter


Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

 “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci

nasa-funahara-masking-tape-painting-Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci


The Scream by Edvard Munch

 “The Scream” by Edvard Munch

nasa-funahara-masking-tape-painting-The Scream by Edvard Munch



“The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci 

nasa-funahara-masking-tape-painting-The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci


Mäda Gertrude Primavesi by Gustav Klimt

“Mäda Gertrude Primavesi” by Gustav Klimt

nasa-funahara-masking-tape-painting-Mäda Gertrude Primavesi


Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh

“Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh

nasa-funahara-masking-tape-painting-Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh


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