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Celebrities Recreated As If They Were In Classical Paintings By Kyès

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Art from the past comes back into our lives once again. The internet fell in love with classical paintings that were turned into memes, therefore, we are sure you will be interested to see what this artist did.

Kyès (previously featured) is an expert in using the style of French 17th-18th century paintings to reimagine what today’s celebrities would look like if they lived back in the day. His first works portrayed French rappers, but later on, he included other celebrities. These paintings are made digitally using computer programs, but the results seem to look just like real paintings from the past.

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Kyès’ first shared digital painting was of Charles Baudelaire, a French poet, portrayed as a joker. The artist seems to give attention to French artists and celebrities first, but over time has incorporated other well-known people such as Rihanna, Beyonce, Kanye West, and others as well.

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Kyès uses Photoshop to recreate old classical paintings into ones with celebrities that are famous today. Such an approach makes us look up original paintings that let us revive our memories of old art. We noticed that Kyès usually uses paintings from the 16th to 18th century as a base. The art style varies from the High Renaissance to Rococo and Neoclassicism.

Miley Cyrus

Most Renaissance artwork is thought to be made between 1300 and 1600. After that, all the art is classified as High Renaissance. The difference between these two is that while earlier Renaissance artists would emphasize a work’s perspective or technical aspects, High Renaissance artists were willing to forego technical principles to create a more beautiful, harmonious whole.

Scarlett Johansson

Michael K Williams


Eva Green


Golshifteh Farahani

Annabelle Wallis

Pharrell Williams

Hafsia Herzi

Vanessa Paradis

Millie Bobby Brown

Marion Cotillard

LL Cool J

Jodie Comer

Norah Jones

Eric Cantona

Solange Knowles

Cardi B

The Weeknd

Vincent Lacoste

Úrsula Corberó

Leïla Bekhti


Lil Wayne

Da Brat

Kanye West

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