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25 instances from sports that amusingly bore an uncanny resemblance to art

This account turns 'Art into Sports (and vice versa)' and doesn't rely on AI to find matching images.

25 instances from sports that amusingly bore an uncanny resemblance to art
Cover Image Source: Twitter | @ArtButMakeItSports

The @ArtButMakeItSports Twitter account definitely has an uncanny eye for matching moments in sports to fine art pieces. How? These moments are similar in color combinations, poses and expressions. The account claims to turn Art into Sports (and vice versa) and reportedly does not use any Artificial Intelligence to match these pieces. According to My Modern Met, the account is run by LJ Rader who matches certain sports photographs with uncannily similar artwork he's come across.

The results of his matches are hilarious water-spitting combinations such that of Shohei Ohtani crying after ripping his UCL and an equally depressing sculpture by Jean-Antoine Houdon. Prepared to be entertained. Here are 25 combinations of moments in sports and fine art pieces that are too similar to go unnoticed. 

1. The Winter, by Jean-Antoine Houdon, 1783


2. Judith and Holofernes, by the studio of Tintoretto, 1577


3. The Virgin of Carmel appears to Saint Simon Stock, by Giambattista Tiepolo, after 1746


4. Dying Gaul, original likely by Epigonus, 230 and 220 BC


5. Larvik by Moonlight, by Johan Christian Dahl, 1839


6. Arnolfini Portrait, by Jan van Eyck, 1434


7. Saint Lucy Before the Judge, by Lorenzo Lotto, 1532


8. Golconda, by René Magritte, 1953


9. Apropos, by Deborah Remington, 1953


10. Two Women at a Window, by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1655-60


11. The Persistence of Memory, by Salvador Dalí, 1931


12. The Resurrection, by Raphael, 1499-1502


13. Untitled (Taxidermy Horse in Wall), by Maurizio Cattelan, 2007


14. Fat Red Boomerang, by Alexander Calder, 1972


15. American Gothic, by Grant Wood, 1930


16. Madonna and Child, by Paolo di Giovanni Fei, 1370s


17. Die Testamentseröffnung (Reading of the Will), by David Wilkie, 1820


18. Ossian and Malvina, by Johann Peter Krafft, 1810


19. Mercury Departing from Antwerp, by Peter Paul Rubens, 17th c


20. Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, by Edward Bowser, 1640


21. Self-Portrait, by Joseph Ducreux, 1783


22. Chaim Soutine, by Amedeo Modigliani, 1917


23. The Archangel Michael, by Cavaliere d'Arpino, 1624-26


24. Morning After a Stormy Night, by Johan Christian Dahl, 1819


25. You're Gonna Give Me the Love I Need, by @mickalenethomas, 2010


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