6 Pics That Show What Happened ‘Behind The Scenes’ Of Famous Paintings

Probably anyone can agree that classic famous paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci or Pablo Piccaso will always be among some of the most appreciated art pieces in history. After all, who doesn’t know “Mona Lisa”? Fun fact: over 6 million people visit this famous painting at the Louvre each year! Continue reading »

These People Recreated 50 Famous Artworks And Some Might Be Better Than The Originals

“Take a photo of the Rembrandt type” is an ongoing project on vk.com, where people submit their own recreations of famous artworks. So far, over 300 submissions were made and they range from realistic to downright hilarious. The project isn’t limited to just Rembrandt – you’ll see the recreated artworks of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Johannes Vermeer and many more. Check them out in the gallery below! Continue reading »

If Famous Faces From Classical Paintings Discovered Selfies

Portrait Of An Unknown Woman – Ivan Kramskoy, 1883

In “Classicool” the subjects of the paintings abandon their classical pose and take over the canvas to literally “paint themselves”. Some of the most famous classical portraits and self-portraits in the world are reborn within the digital ecosystem of social networks. Continue reading »

Gorgeous Photos Of ’60s Classic Beauties Taken By Jerry Schatzberg

Sara Thom, New York City, 1962

Born 1927 and grew up in the Bronx, New York, photographer and film director Jerry Schatzberg photographed for magazines such as Vogue, Esquire and McCalls. He made his debut as a feature film director with 1970’s Puzzle of a Downfall Child starring Faye Dunaway. Continue reading »

Uncanny Resemblances Between Classic Dog Breeds And Humans Captured By Gerrard Gethings

Gerrard Gethings has captured a lot of personalities as an animal photographer, including his own canine muse Baxter. Therefore when he began shooting his latest series that paired humans and look-alike dog breeds, it would only make sense that he would first focus on finding the perfect animal models before locating matching humans. For the memory game ‘Do You Look Like Your Dog?’ Gethings spent a year creating images that examine the classic trope of owners looking just like their canine friends. Continue reading »

Artist Pays Homage To Classic Video Games With Awesome Oil Paintings

Nikolay Lobzov is a Russian painter and digital artist based in Moscow who has been paying homage to games he loves with amazing oil on canvas paintings of classic titles like Halo, Half-Life 2 and Soul Calibur. From the texture of the paint to the contrast in the medium itself, these artworks are a fun and creative ‘fan art’ tribute to video games many of us grew up playing. Continue reading »

Extremely Shortened Versions of Classic Books For Lazy People

Illustrator John Atkinson (previously here and here) has been working hard lately to help you save a lot of time. Thanks to his latest creation you can now read ultra-condensed classic books! Continue reading »

Reimagine Classic Movies Through The Acid-Trip Style Of Artist Dan Mumford

Working as a freelance illustrator, designer and screen printer, London based artist Dan Mumford creates highly detailed and imaginative images. His intricate work starts with hard, bold lines often drafted in pencil, pen or on a tablet. Then the colours and tones are refined and perfected. Dan has worked for artists such as ‘Iron Maiden’, ‘Pearl Jam’, ‘Devil Wears Prada’, ‘Bleeding Through’ and ‘Gallows’ and continues to climb to the very top of his game. Continue reading »

Sinister Parodies Of Classic Children’s Books

“Bad Children’s Books” or the classic children’s books from 1940’s to 1960’s hijacked by illustrator Bob Staak. Subversive, disturbed, twisted, but full of humor! Continue reading »

If Classic Childhood Characters Were Badass Lunatics

French digital artist Sylvain Sarrailh (previously featured) has a spectacular gallery on DeviantART of skylines, nature and abandoned landscapes. Here, we can also find our favorite loveable and good-natured childhood cartoon characters, turned into… something quite different. Continue reading »

Famous Classic Album Covers Mashed Up With Star Wars Characters

Steve Lear is a London-based, digital artist with a self-proclaimed, “unhealthy obsession for movies, music and Photoshop.” And he’s making the freaking awesomest Star Wars themed album cover mash-ups you’ve ever seen. Continue reading »

Netflix Is Making Stranger Things Versions Of Classic ’80s Movie Posters, And They’re Amazing

Netflix has released new posters for Stranger Things Season 2 which pay homage to the classic movies Nightmare On Elm Street and Stand By Me, The Running Man, Alien, Firestarter, The Evil Dead and Jaws. Continue reading »

Photographer Creates Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

Paris photographer Charles Roux describes his boyhood self as “a lonely kid that filled his life – and his voids- with literary fiction.” In this way, you could say Fictitious Feasts began in the artist’s early years, when he was curled up with a book, turning the pages and imagining the worlds inside them. Continue reading »

Classic Pin-Up Girls Before And After Editing: The Real Women Behind Those Gil Elvgren’s Incredible Paintings

Ever wonder about the process that went on behind the scenes of those classic pin-up images that adorned the noses of bombers and the walls of soldiers barracks in the 1940s and ’50s? Anyone who’s familiar with pin up paintings will know the caricature-esque works of Gil Elvgren. His fantastical cheesecake pictures feature curvy 1950s women revealing their stockings – and sometimes a bit more – in a series of eyebrow-raising situations. Continue reading »

Read 15 Classic Books In Under A Minute

Sometimes reading 350-page novel is just too much work. Thankfully, there’s Book-A-Minute Classics! Continue reading »