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Michelangel-O-Ring: Renaissance art, recreated by mechanics

Chicago-based artist and photographer Freddy Fabris used a very unlikely location to recreate some of art's most famous pieces, but the result is positively amazing.

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Freddy Fabris receives inspiration in some strange places, including garages.

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He entered a shop and immediately came up with a great idea -- recreate Renaissance-era paintings and portraits, but with mechanics.

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The resulting photos you see here, "The Renaissance Series," have garnered much critical acclaim, earning Fabris several awards for his efforts.

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As you can see, these are some spot-on recreations.

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The juxtaposition of modern and classic lend these serious shots humor.

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Fabris is currently exhibiting this series in several galleries around the world, including Vogelsang Gallery in Brussels, Urbane Art Gallery in Edinburgh and Art Wynwood Miami.

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Born to two dancers and choreographers, Fabris has always been close to art.

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Anybody else tempted to get a print to hang up at home, or is it just me?

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You can order limited-edition prints of this series right from Fabris' own website.

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Fabris' "Renaissance Series" has been featured in a number of online publications, including Popular Mechanics and Fotolia.

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If I were a rich man, which I am not, I'd commission him for another dozen of these.

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I don't know how he did it, but he managed to hire a number of mechanics that look right at home in Renaissance paintings. Impressive.

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