We all probably know these beloved classical art masterpieces, but not like this! Here are 15 great examples of famous paintings that have been reproduced creatively by a few very crafty art lovers with photo cameras.
It all began when booooom.com partnered with Adobe to create the Remake project, which invited students across the U.K. to recreate famous artworks with photography. According to the competition’s requirements, none of the images recreating the oil paintings could be Photoshopped – “all the work here happens before you take the photo, rather than afterward.”
Not all of the images are from booooom.com and Adobe’s competition – a few have been floating around online from other sources. However, they all follow the same rules – re-create famous drawings without using digital effects. The coolest thing is that they feature various levels of interpretation – some people went for picture-perfect representations, while others opted to focus more on the general themes that the original famous oil paintings represent, or to present the same idea or scene in a modern light.
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There is one exception to these rules – the Vincent Van Gogh remake by Tadas Černiauskas. While it’s an excellent remake, the artist did digitally retouch the image to get the likeness right, so it doesn’t quite fit the rules.
“Self Portrait 1889” by Vincent van Gogh
“Son Of Man” by Magritte
“The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo
“American Gothic” by Grant Wood
“Weeping Woman” by Picasso
“The Death of Marat” by David
“Ugly Duchess” by Quentin Matsys
“The Girl With The Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer
“La laitière” by Johannes Vermeer
“Therese Revant” by Balthus
“Lady with an ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci
“Portrait of Sylvia Von Harden” by Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix
“La bonne foi” by Magritte
“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dalí
“Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich