You’re probably familiar with a lot of these famous Western art masterpieces, but probably not like this!
It started when booooom.com partnered with Adobe to create the Remake project, which asked art students to recreate classic paintings into something else using photography.
Here’s our favourite 20 of the remakes, including a couple of extras that we found on the interwebs and had to include here. What is your favorite?
“Son Of Man” by Magritte
Image credits: Juan de Ezcurra
“The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo
Image credits: gebbs
“Bedroom in Arles” by Van Gogh
Image credits: Joshua Louis Simon
“American Gothic” by Grant Wood
Image credits: Jesse John Hunniford
“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dalí
Image credits: unknown
“Weeping Woman” by Picasso
Image credits: Frances Adair Mckenzie
“Self Portrait 1889″ by Vincent van Gogh
Image credits: Tadao Cern
“The Death of Marat” by David
Image credits: Ewa Wiktoria Dyszlewicz
“Ugly Duchess” by Quentin Matsys
Image credits: Alexandre Mury
“Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich
Image credits: Spencer Harding
“Self Portrait” by Frida Kahlo
Image credits: Bazooka Betty
“Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth
Image credits: Meg Wachter
“The Girl With The Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer
Image credits: unknown
“La laitière” by Johannes Vermeer
Image credits: Justine Rioufrait
“Grande Odalisque” by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Image credits: Craig White
“Therese Revant” by Balthus
Image credits: Chloe Van Overmeir
“Lady with an ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci
Image credits: Wanda Martin
“Portrait of Sylvia Von Harden” by Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix
Image credits: Stephan Hoffman & SoYeon Kim
“La bonne foi” by Magritte
Image credits: Noemi Mazzucchell
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Son of Man doesn’t even try to get the outfit remotely correct. American Gothic & Persistence of Memory were just crappy concepts. The Ugly Duchess is looking directly into the camera for no reason. Wanderer in the sea fog is random, innacurate and lazy. Frida Kahlil isn’t even any painting in particular, it’s just a costume. Christina’s World doesn’t get the pose even remotely right. Lady with an ermine is also lazy and inaccurate. Picasso and Van Gough were spot-on.
For some reason the girl in the American Gothic remake looks a bit like Hayley Williams when she was a bit younger.
“The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo is from my homecity FB friend, and Girl with Earrings is not unknown, it´s Scarlett Johansson film from 2003.
There’s finnish beer called “Sandels” in remake 3. 8)
All of the remakes here are infinitely better than the originals! Good day, sir!
Girl with the pearl earring on the right is Scarlett Johansson – it’s from the movie
this is bullshit
Hah. Seeing Son of Man like that, one can’t help thinking Magritte was very ahead of his time.
Why is that stupid girl is holding fox fur instead of a live animal? Gross.
Definite win on the “The Creation of Adam.” Got me laughing.
all dumm comments
Some of teh works are a project on the Art Academy and it should be satirize
The Creation of Adam one is the best
The Creation of Man one is the best
Don’t waste your time looking at the list
This was… a complete artistic fail.
The Adam and God one got a giggle, but the rest were…well, uninspired.
This could be cool if they were done well but they’re unfortunately pretty bad. And why throw in a promo pic of Scarlett Johannsen? Did the person who wrote this article forget that was for a movie? Dumb.
Considering the image credits are unknown for that picture, I’d say you hit the nail on the head with them forgetting it was for a movie…
En “Lady with an ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci, lo que tenía la mujer en sus brazos, me dolió en lo profundo de mi ser.
A mi tambien :'(
The exact opposite of art, creative expression is not shown through copying another.
You take things too seriously. Once I got past the silliness of the lot, I actually found a few of them very funny.
The only good one is ‘Self Portrait 1889’ by van Gogh.
Lighten up people, it’s parody. It isn’t meant to be serious.
At last! Someone with a sense of humour.
Good you are here! Above and below are the ones who do not appreciate art and cannot do it themselves… and are obviously mad about it.
“Het melkmeisje”, great! “Do the dishes!”
the first Magritte’s the best
I actually really like the modern interpretations, they are rather clever. I do not think the modern ones can ever be better than the classics, but I am amused.
These aren’t very good.
American Gothic is about a father and a daughter, not a couple.
The Grande Odalisque recreation is so… weird… pulls eyes out….
I thought it was going to be interesting. Now, I realise this is just bloody crap.
I’m sure your parents think the same the of you.
I like the idea of recreating masterpieces in real life with drunk guys, haha!
THe girl with the pearl earing is Scarlett Johanson in the movie !!!
I thought it was her! Can’t mistake those lips :)
Yep! “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” movie made in 2003 starring Colin Firth as Vermeer and Scarlett Johanson as Grier. I recognized it right off the bat, as well.
Some of these are silly but creative.
Some of these are downright stupid.
what u waiting from usa idiots
You mean “expecting”.
Also, you thinking that USA has a higher concentration of idiots than the rest of the world proves that you need to travel more.
He may be talking about our Government. The rest of the world judges us by the behavior of those in Washington, on Wall Street, and our bizarre foreign policy. You can’t really blame them for thinking we are a pack of idiots.
The world judges you by the fact that about 40+ procent of Americans who actually do vote actuallt vote for an utterly insane party. I’m not saying the Democrats are great, far from it, but the US Republican party as it stands today is completely stark ravnig.
As opposed to you Commiecrats.
“Commicrats” : The dazzling wit of the oh-so-clever American mind. Probably found that joke in the bargain bin at Walmart next their ‘Murican flag t-shirt.
How much Sandinista spooge did you guzzle down? Your fawning obedience to every turd world tin-horn tyrant was truly witty, wasn’t it?
As opposed to your Che T-Shirt? And how much Sandinista spooge did you guzzle down?
while i take the overall tone offensively, considering you are looking from the outside-in, i can’t disagree overall with your assessment…but being crazy, and being dumb are 2 different things, and we’re certainly not dumb (mostly). and btw…you’re welcome for WWII.
“…we’re certainly not dumb (mostly).”
Lmfao. To bad Americans are too stupid to recognize irony when they see it.
I am from city which was entirely destroyed by american bombs. Who killed the most civilians during WWII there? Americans. Same story in various areas accross Europe. The same you do now in the Middle East. Destroy everything without any precaution or care, pretending to be the world’s saviors. So, we will not thank you, we would have made it without you. Just like the other populations you are blasting away theses days, do not need you either. Btw, your foreign policy is both dumb and crazy.
i remember a talkshow when obama was host, and americans with tears in eyes scanded yes we can! lol
English is clearly defeating you. Just type in your 1st language so we can use google translate. I only say this because it makes you look like a moron if you try to insult people with terrible spelling and/or grammar. Happy trolling.
i using many languages not only english, how many languages you using?
only english right :) idiot
Swing and a miss there, Opuch. I am from South Africa and I speak 5 languages. I speak them all better than you write English soooo… back to the insult drawing board with you.
Whoa there, good child. I am a troll and I see lots of insults. Opuch is nowhere near insulting anybody; also his sentence construction, for a non-English speaker is quite good.
You don’t think calling someone an idiot is an insult? What planet do you come from?
I personally use it as a term of endearment.
most idiots living in russia – they still believing in everything what Puttler said.
It’s not the government’s fault the average American can’t find Canada on a map and can’t name any world Capitol besides London, D.C. or Paris. It’s also not the government’s fault reality TV is 100x more popular than books or art museums. The reason they think we are a pack of idiots is because WE ARE.
travel to meet idiots?
Just look in the mirror. “U” is a word in only three languages: Dutch, Burmese and Idiot English.
you forget Slovenian,Bosnian,Serbian,Croatian where it means “in”
If you’re going to call other people idiots, you ought to speak better English.
im not from usa or GB, my english is good
What makes you think we care where you come from?
Your English sucks. Deal with it.
stupider? ironic methinks..
Except that “stupider” is entirely grammatically correct, genius. (Oh, and that’s sarcasm.)
My mistake, it just looks stupider than ‘more stupid’.
No, travel to gain perspective. Noob. I am pretty sure you have a lot of idiots around you already if they let you think the shit that you do.
I’ve been travelling a lot. And I still think USA has a higher concentration of idiots! But as an idiot myself I felt confortable over there :)
Can you read? This was done in the UK. Clowns to the left Jokers to the right. IDIOTS, above and below.
As an American, can everyone just calm down. Gesh. Come people are stupid here, but that is a global phenomenon. Let us all respect that every country has a diverse group of people and that they usually contribute in some way to the world.
well actually most of the pics are from UK… but there are idiots everywhere. This post was dissapointing anyway…
Maybe before you calls us idiots you should learn how to write a complete sentence.
Rather be a fun and creative “idiot” than a pretentious bore. It’s true that most people have probably never given a single thought to your native tongue, village or even your country. But remember why: there is no need. Be interesting or die trying!
People who call other countries idiots never reveal what country they are from because usually they are just as stupid and done things just as bad.
Plus I have to agree: second, third, fourth, or tenth language, your English is that of a retarded kindergartner…in Slovakia. BTW, how old are you?
Trying to be funny? Most of these don’t seem to be American. The “Creation of Adam” is clearly Finnish, because the beer is Sandels.
The concept is good but the execution is poor.
those were the best! things can only be so stupid. then they become brilliant. in the sense of pythonian negative indexing
best one is the drunk hobo crwaling in the grass trying to reach the little hut
Only the second and third are good, the rest are just a repainting without anything special.