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Master arts-and-craftsman Jane Perkins is the 're-maker' behind these recreations of paintings by the Old Masters, as well as photographs of figures from history and pop culture. The artist carefully recreates these classic, and more contemporary works using "anything of the right size, shape or colour: toys, shells, buttons, beads, jewellery, curtain hooks, springs etc. No colour is added - everything is used exactly 'as found'." Fittingly, Perkins draws inspiration from the Impressionists, who created paintings that must be viewed at a distance to get the full effect. For instance, writes Perkins: Van Gogh painted 17 different versions of his Sunflowers in varying compositions and with different coloured backgrounds. I have made several versions of Sunflowers and Mona Lisa - each one is unique, according to the materials found at the time.

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