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Iconic modern houses get the Thomas Kinkade treatment

And it actually sort of works?

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The Eames House’s true colors.
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If modern architecture had a polar opposite, it would be the work of Thomas Kinkade, the late painter whose bucolic artwork is synonymous with mall kiosks. And yet, when combined, the two make for some brilliant trolling.

You can thank the Twitter account @robyniko for what is sure to be your new computer wallpaper. The architect recently updated some of Kinkade’s famous paintings and they are...well, let’s just say, we don’t love it but we also don’t hate it.

To make the mashups, photos of modernist classics like Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, and the Eames House, were plopped into the middle of Kincade’s work via Photoshop. With a little softening and finessing, the houses blend right into Kinkade’s overwrought pastoral paintings. We’re not sure what this says about modern architecture, but then again, maybe there’s nothing much to say at all. Enjoy!

Via: Archinect