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WATCH: When Paintings Come to Life (Literally)

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Is that a painting -- or a person? Unconventional artist Alexa Meade slathers her subjects with paint, and even dunks them in a bathtub of milk, in pursuit of the perfect portrait. The results will make you question where reality begins and ends, and what it means to create art.

Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. TEDWeekends will highlight some of today's most intriguing ideas and allow them to develop in real time through your voice! Tweet #TEDWeekends to share your perspective or email tedweekends@huffingtonpost.com to learn about future weekend's ideas to contribute as a writer.

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Think of TED Weekends as time to be curious about the world of ideas... a weekend break from shouting heads, celebrity soundbites and kitten videos. We combine a thought-provoking TED Talk with new perspectives from contributing writers and invite you to join in the conversation. (Coffee and OJ not included.)