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Sleep Masks Made from Famous Paintings’ Eyes Guard Your Naptime

'Masterpieces Never Sleep' will give you the wide-eyed visage of a painting at all hours.

by Beckett Mufson
02 February 2017, 1:20pm

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There's no better way to get your beauty sleep than covering your face with masterful artwork. Belarusian artist Lesha Limonov's designs for famous portrait-inspired sleep masks, titled Masterpieces Never Sleep, accomplishes just that.

Conceived for the Rijksmuseum's International Rijksstudio Award, the Limonov writes the series is built on the idea that, "When night begins and the museum halls turn empty, the art masterpieces stay awake and look from the darkness." Not only might having a masterpiece so close by inspire a masterful dream, but the open eyes of the art-inspired bedroom couture protects your slumber.

If you've ever thought that hanging on a museum wall might be restful, the eyes you can borrow include Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait with a Grey Felt Hat, Portrait of Alida Christina Assink by Jan Adam Kruseman, and, appropriately, Rembrandt's The Night Watch. "I chose the best known and most expressive characters who have the most recognizable striking look," Limonov tells The Creators Project. "And also that differ from each other in style and technique of painting." Limonov and his company, the Shuba Gift Factory, hope to expand the project to other museums, depending on the results of the Rijkstudio Award in April. 

See more of Lesha Limonov's work on his website.

Via Designboom

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Images courtesy the artist

There's no better way to get your beauty sleep than covering your face with masterful artwork. Belarusian artist Lesha Limonov's designs for famous portrait-inspired sleep masks, titled Masterpieces Never Sleep, accomplishes just that.

Conceived for the Rijksmuseum's International Rijksstudio Award, the Limonov writes the series is built on the idea that, "When night begins and the museum halls turn empty, the art masterpieces stay awake and look from the darkness." Not only might having a masterpiece so close by inspire a masterful dream, but the open eyes of the art-inspired bedroom couture protects your slumber.

If you've ever thought that hanging on a museum wall might be restful, the eyes you can borrow include Vincent Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with a Grey Felt Hat, Portrait of Alida Christina Assink by Jan Adam Kruseman, and , appropriately, Rembrandt's The Night Watch. While the idea of wearing someone else's face can be creepy, these masks make the serial killer trope tasteful. 

See more of Lesha Limonov's work on his website.

Via Designboom

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