You Could Learn Art History From These Amazing Manicures

These nails are sporting an unmistakable dose of Basquiat with a smattering of Warhol. It's not a rendering—it's real, hand-painted nail art, taken from Nail Art History, a brand new Tumblr that showcases some very impressive manicures based rather accurately on real works of modern art.

Sure, nail art is on-trend right now, but forget about a regular set of painted paws or a basic design. Susi Kenna's Tumblr is an impressive showcase of nail art on a whole new level. Check out a few examples:


Picasso by Mei Kawajiri and @ciaomanhattan2012

You Could Learn Art History From These Amazing Manicures


Fred Tomaselli by Jessica Washick and @jessicawashick

You Could Learn Art History From These Amazing Manicures


Julie Chiang by Mei Kawajiri and @ciaomanhattan2012:

You Could Learn Art History From These Amazing Manicures

Below each project, Kenna credits both the original artist and the nail artist—both of whom are very much artists, though in different senses of the word. Amazing! [Nail Art History via Creators Project]