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From Mona Lisa to Girl with the Pearl Earring: Chinese makeup artist brings paintings to life

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 17, 2018 15:10

From Mona Lisa to Girl with the Pearl Earring: Chinese makeup artist brings paintings to life

With a makeup palette, some key strokes of contouring and a few pieces of fabric, Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong can transform her features into famous artworks like Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ and Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’. The 27-year-old has gone viral on Chinese social media for her videos of her makeup transformations, drawing a million followers on popular video and music platform TikTok.

The replication for ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ took He more than six hours to recreate, carefully adding layers of foundation to her face to replicate shadows, and wearing a headscarf to match the one on the canvas.In May, He kicked off her video series, bringing to life Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ in a recreation that was shared widely on social media. Before her claim to fame, He had her own studio, applying cosmetics in preparation for weddings and advertisement shoots. She is now a full-time blogger, backed by corporate sponsors. He said her next challenge would be to recreate characters from the “Lion King” and princesses in Disney’s animated films.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 17, 2018 15:10

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