What If Renaissance Sculptures “Behaved” In A Modern Way

Spanish artist Gerard Mas, who is currently based in Barcelona, creates humorous marble sculptures that combine quirky, cheeky attitude of modern day culture with reserved behavioral traits of Renaissance era. Continue reading »

Ugly Renaissance Babies

The Renaissance artists repeatedly did something that we balk at today – they painted children like miniaturized old men. This was probably due to the fact that the concept of childhood is a relatively recent trend in history, but in some 15th and 16th century works, it looks like the painter never laid eyes on a baby. Continue reading »

Transforming Subway Passengers Into Renaissance Paintings

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The British photographer Matt Crabtree is having fun transforming stolen photographs of subway passengers in London into beautiful Renaissance paintings. These portraits are created with a simple smartphone, used for shooting but also for editing. This amazing project entitled 16th Century Tube Passengers brings out the beauty from these mundane everyday scenes, capturing poses and looks with a certain poetry. Continue reading »

This Is What Disney Princesses Would Look Like If They Were Renaissance Women

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Coupling contemporary cultural references and historic fine art techniques, Bangkok-based designer Thunyamon Charoensuttikul has realized a series titled ‘Disney princesses in the Renaissance’. The digital paintings recreate some of Disney’s most beloved characters in the style of 15th century portraiture. Dark backdrops with minimal detail echo the aesthetic qualities of the artistic era, while a textured paint crackle effect mimics the time-worn personalities of Renaissance paintings. Continue reading »

Auto Mechanics Strike A Pose With Hilarious Renaissance-Style Paintings

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US-based photographer Freddy Fabris had always wanted to pay homage to the great Renaissance masters, but wasn’t sure how until he stumbled upon an old Midwest car shop. “The place screamed for something to be shot there,” Fabris wrote on Huffpost. From there it all started to fall in place, and soon Fabris had made a brilliant series of portraits with auto-mechanics reenacting famous Renaissance paintings. Continue reading »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Painted As The Renaissance Painters They Were Named After

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Owen Dippie has been restless lately in Brooklyn, cooling his heels and trying to stay invisible like a ninja while he waits for his big opportunity to slaughter a wall. He’ll need 5 days of good weather but New York is only doing 3 at a time, so he’s slicing between rain drops, sharpening his aerosol blades on this masked quartet by the railroad tracks. Continue reading »