There’s something so beautifully simple about a paper doll. The two-dimensional tradition, based on centuries-old practices in Japan, became popular in the 19th century as an inexpensive toy that doubles as craft. Sold as individual boxed sets or extra features in magazines and comic books, paper dolls let kids explore the lives of famous actors and dancers, or fictional fashion and literary icons, with the fold of a tab. We have Chronicle Books to thank for the Kahlo creations above. The publisher also released a series of paper dolls by Kyle Hilton, dubbedArt History Paper Dolls, that includes historical heroes like Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci and Salvador Dali. Feat upon a preview of the book below. And, yes, Vincent comes with a detachable ear.

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