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Jeanette Hayes Aces the Faceswap | Insta of the Week

The Met's new contemporary art annex has become a playground for memesters and net artists.

Now that's what I call #faceswap #metbreuer #thoughtsleftvisible

A photo posted by Jeanette Hayes (@jeanettehayes) on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:26pm PDT

One painting stands out from the rest at the Met Breuer's innagural exhibition Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible. Anton Raphael Mengs' Portrait of Mariana de Silva y Sarmiento, Duquesa de Huescar (1775) hangs amid a sea of partially-painted canvases, meeting visitors gazes with an eerie lack thereof, as Mengs never got around to putting a face on his subject. The Met Breuer's Instagram location page is currently topped by a picture of the portrait captioned, "When ur too tired to put on ur makeup," but we think internet artist Jeanette Hayes nailed Mariana's potential by deftly using a face swap app to give her a face.


It's creepy as hell to see Hayes left faceless, but not as creepy as the vapeswap:

A video posted by Gossip Room (@gossiproomoff) on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:35am PDT

Check out more face swaps on Instagram. Follow Jeanette Hayes here, and follow The Creators Project for more bite-sized art morsels.


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