Russian Artists Recreate Famous Paintings And Have Much Fun

Some exciting results of the photo challenge arranged in the Russian social network “VK” – “Photograph as if Rembrandt”. Look them through to the very end, they cool! Continue reading »

Someone Created A Funny Guide On How To Recognize Famous Painters And It’s Surprisingly Accurate

If Everyone – Including The Women – Looks Like Putin, Then It’s Van Eyck

If you’re not a big fan of classical art, you’d probably have a hard time pointing out what artist painted a certain painting. Well, your days of guessing are finally over – someone created a handy, albeit pretty hilarious, guide on how to recognize famous painters by their paintings and it’s surprisingly accurate. Continue reading »

Welcome To The Retro Racing At Goodwood 2019, A Classic Car Racing Festival Celebrating The Mid-Twentieth Century Heyday Of The Sport


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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

“Colorize To Remember”: Samir Belhamra Colorized Historic Images To Bring The Past To Life

Samir Belhamra is a self-taught photographer and graphic designer, based in France. We recently published his amazing photographs of the South of France. Today we present his new project “Colorize To Remember” in which he colorized old classic photos. Continue reading »

“The Cat Whisperer”: Walter Chandoha, The Photographer Who Popularized Cat Pictures

On a winter’s night in 1949 in New York City, young marketing student and budding photographer Walter Chandoha spotted a stray kitten in the snow, bundled it into his coat, and brought it home. Little did he know he had just met the muse that would determine the course of his life. Continue reading »

A Painting Or A Meme? A Look At Joseph Ducreux


Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird, 1791

We don’t know a lot about Joseph Ducreux, but he sure looks like he had sense of humor. A portrait artist in during the reign of Louis XVI of France, Ducreux survives the French revolution, and worked along side of painters like Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, and Jacques-Louis David. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Creates A New Pin-Up Calendar Inspired By Classic Masterpieces Of Kustodiyev And Bilibin

“My name is Andrew Tarusov (previously), and I’m a pin-up artist. You’ve probably already seen my work on the Internet or maybe you have one of my calendars. And today I am presenting my new calendar about Beautiful Russia of the Future to you! Continue reading »

Programmer Recreates Classic Artwork With Thread And A Mathematic Algorithm

Ani Abakumova and her husband Andrei Abakumov create string art replicas of famous paintings. Andrei makes computer calculations that show patterns for future images, then Ani winds coloured strings around nails hammered around a plywood board. Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: Alfa Romeo Carabo, 1968

Auto designers certainly fell in love with wedge-shaped cars in the late 1960s. With many of the best known examples of the wedge design coming out of Europe, it’s no surprise that at least one bears the Alfa Romeo nameplate. First shown in Paris in 1968, the Alfa Romeo Carabo was designed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini. Continue reading »

Classic Rock And New Wave Songs Brilliantly Reimagined As Vintage Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

“London Calling” re-imagines the classic Clash song as an issue of a 1950s-era pulp detective magazine. Prints come in four sizes, priced accordingly. Prints are on heavy, glossy archival-quality paper. The perfect gift for the punk rocker in your life.

Graphic artist Todd Alcott has brilliantly reimagined classic rock and new wave songs as vintage pulp-fiction paperback books. Continue reading »

Russian Forest As Viewed By Russian Officials

The Rooks Have Come Back, 1871 by Aleksey Savrasov

Did you know that trees in Russian cities are being destroyed in massive numbers? They do it under the “tree sanitation pruning excuse”, but in fact, it’s nothing but barbarism. Poorly educated and incompetent officials simply destroy nature in cities, and there’s not any logical explanation for such actions. Let us now see how the country painted by famous Russian artists would look after “sanitation pruning of trees”. Continue reading »

“Modern Renaissance”: Classic Paintings Recreated With Modern Celebrities

What happens when you have too much free time and like to play with Photoshop? This. This happens… The Photoshop wizards over at Worth1000 (currently owned by DesignCrowd) inserted some current celebrities into classic paintings. Continue reading »

Amazing LEGO Creations Inspired By Classical Art Pieces

Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Relativity

Andrew Lipson

There’s this weird correlation between LEGOs and life stages. If, at first, your only interest is to chew the blocks and smash them into one another, then later you actually start to build something out of them. After a while, your LEGO bricks are probably thrown into a dark corner of a closet, with only a few sneaky pieces left lying around for you to step on and swear loudly. Some years pass, and you suddenly remember your long-forgotten LEGO bricks, pull them out of the closet and start playing around, right when you thought you’re fully grown-up and toys are not for you anymore. These people, though, took their revived love for LEGO creations a step further and re-did classical art pieces accurately only by using LEGOs. Continue reading »

What Art Icons Would Look Like In Today’s Society

A classic of the genre is taking iconic figures of yesteryear and updating them in today’s fashion. We had a previous post that did just that, taking icons of art history and making them into hipsters. Now we are back with a similar concept, this time from UntitledSave, an artist based in Porto, Portugal. Continue reading »