Nasa Funahara’s Masking Tape Paintings

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Japanese artist Nasa Funahara recreates famous works of art using strips of masking tape.

What started as a hobby, collecting masking tapes in different colours and patterns, turned into a successful college assignment. Since then, Nasa’s work has been exhibited as part of exhibitions and she sells her work online.

Itō Jakuchū – Golden Pheasant

She’s recreated paintings such as Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun’s Marie Antoinette portrait, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, as well as the works of ukiyo-e master Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

To see more of her work, visit

(h/t) Spoon & Tamago