This Artist Turns Pieces Of Classical Art Into Hyperrealistic Portraits

Venus de Milo
The statue of Venus de Milo displayed at The Louvre is one of the oldest sculptures that survived to this day. The statue is believed to represent Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, yet some people speculate that it could represent Amphitrite, a Greek goddess of the sea.

Joongwon Jeong is a Korean painter and a freelance illustrator who specializes in hyperrealism. This time the artist took inspiration from some classical pieces of art and recreated them as hyperrealistic portraits that almost look like photographs.

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Just by looking at the artist’s Instagram page you see that Joongwon is an incredibly versatile artist. He does oil and watercolor paintings, pencil drawings and even does Shakespeare plays!

Homer
Homer is a legendary Greek writer, having written such amazing poems as the Iliad and the Odyssey, earning him the nickname of “father of western literature”.

Giuliano de’ Medici
Giuliano de’ Medici, was the second son of Piero de’ Medici (the Gouty) and Lucrezia Tornabuoni. As co-ruler of Florence, with his brother Lorenzo the Magnificent, he complemented his brother’s image as the “patron of the arts” with his own image as the handsome, sporting, “golden boy.”

Costanza Bonarelli
Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini created the bust of Costanza Bonarelli, the wife of Bernini’ assistant Matteo Bonarelli, in the 1630s. It is currently on display in the Bargello Museum in Florence.

The Death of Seneca
Seneca was an ancient Roman philosopher who was accused of taking part in a plot to kill emperor Nero. He was ordered to commit suicide as punishment.

Michelangelo’s Adam
Michelangelo painted the fresco on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling at the beginning of the 16th century. It depicts the creation scene from the Book of Genesis where God gives life to Adam.

Michelangelo’s God
Another part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco painted by Michelangelo.

Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterized by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his suicide at 37 came after years of mental illness and poverty.

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

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