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11 Unexpectedly Moving Works Of Art From "Spongebob Squarepants"

There's more than just nautical nonsense in that pineapple under the sea.

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Many things come to mind when you think of Spongebob Squarepants: pineapples and perkiness, snails and squirrels...

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...and complete and utter butt-bouncing, tear-drinking insanity.

1. What you don't think of are works of art, but the show happens to be full of them.

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2. Kyle Clauss noticed these artful moments and decided to start a blog to chronicle them - Art by Spongebob.

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4. He plans to feature every painted cutaway from the first three seasons of Spongebob Squarepants.

The first three seasons = the best seasons.
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The first three seasons = the best seasons.

5. "I was watching an episode the other day, and I suddenly became aware of just how many painted cutaways there are--often times, the punchline. Then I thought, 'there has to be somebody whose job it is to paint these,'" Kyle told BuzzFeed Life.

What's a cutaway? It's easy to explain. The image above is from the episode "Squilliam Returns." Right before it appears, there's an explosion, and Squidward runs into the kitchen to ask Mr. Krabs what happened. Mr. Krabs tells him, "Peas! I made them the old fashioned way!", and it cuts away from the two of them.... to a shot of the peas.
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What's a cutaway? It's easy to explain.

The image above is from the episode "Squilliam Returns." Right before it appears, there's an explosion, and Squidward runs into the kitchen to ask Mr. Krabs what happened. Mr. Krabs tells him, "Peas! I made them the old fashioned way!", and it cuts away from the two of them.... to a shot of the peas.

6.

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7. He created the blog to act as a sort of gallery for those images, "for each painting to be viewed out of context, on its own merit."

Like this trashcan still life, for instance.
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Like this trashcan still life, for instance.

8.

And this chilling portrait of Squidward.
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And this chilling portrait of Squidward.

9. "When placed out of context, they have a haunting, almost Swedish nihilistic quality."

We're all just small brains, rattling around in a sponge.
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We're all just small brains, rattling around in a sponge.

10.

Krabby Patty detritus sprawled on the floor of life.Or something.
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Krabby Patty detritus sprawled on the floor of life.

Or something.

11. Visit the Art by Spongebob blog to follow along.

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Art!

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