Good Luck Falling Asleep Next To These Terrifying Art-Inspired Stuffed Animals

Sweet dreams... 😱

Every true art lover appreciates the fragile, painterly touch of 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, also known as the master of light. When the man touches paintbrush to canvas, some inexplicable alchemy occurs, translating the piercing glow of natural light from the three-dimensional realm to the two-dimensional tarp. Such refinement, such elegance.

Well, lovers of Vermeer's classic "Girl with a Pearl Earring," can now actually cuddle up with their favorite art historical subject, thanks to Budsies' new series of famous artworks turned stuffed animals. Take a look below, the resemblance is, erm, uncanny.

Johannes Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'
Johannes Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

For real though, I am both wildly in love with and a totally terrified of this new breed of artsy, cuddly playthings. Although they lack some of the finesse of the originals, to say the least, the fuzzy friends offer a unique opportunity to hug, squeeze, drool on, and accidentally kick your favorite work of art!

See the current crop of stuffed animal artworks below, arranged from most scary to least scary.

Edvard Munch's 'The Scream'
Auguste Rodin's The Thinker
Michelangelo's 'David'
Rene Magritte's 'The Son of Man'
Salvador Dali's 'The Persistence of Memory'

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