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The Sweet Pursuit

Former Associate editor Margret Aldrich on the hunt for happiness, community, and how humans thrive


Reimagining a Masterpiece

What would you do to improve on the Mona Lisa? Our friends at Booooooom!, the Vancouver-based art blog, are asking photographers to flex their creative muscles by remaking classic works of art. A sampling of the amazing results from the Remake project—modernizing paintings by Rembrandt, Ingres, van Gogh, Lichtenstein, and others—follows.

Grande Odalisque remake 

Above: Grande Odalisque remake, by Craig White 

Grande Odalisque, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres 

Above: Grande Odalisque, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres 

Ohhh...Alright..., remake 

Above: Ohhh…Alright… remake, by Emily Kiel 

Ohhh…Alright…, Lichtenstein 

Above: Ohhh…Alright…, by Roy Lichtenstein 

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, remake 

Above: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp remake, by Bruna Pelissari 

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, Rembrandt 

Above: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, by Rembrandt 

Self Portrait 1889 remake 

Above: Self Portrait 1889 remake, by Seth Johnson 

Self Portrait 1889, van Gogh 

Above: Self Portrait 1889, by Vincent van Gogh 

Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs remake 

Above: Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs remake, by Emile Barret 

Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs, Unkown 

Above: Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs, by unkown artist 

Check out the Remake project website for more iconic works, redefined.

Source: Booooooom! 

Images courtesy of Booooooom! 

 

p esainko
11/23/2011 5:13:49 PM

It wasn't easy to tweak the last portrait, but it's a wrap.