In a contest last month, popular art blog Booooooom.com called for submission from readers asking them to recreate classical work of art using photography. Scores of people stepped up to the challenge, restaging iconic paintings by artists like Leonardo DaVinci, Sandro Botticelli and Van Gogh. Some took great pains to create the scenes paying attention to the very last detail, while others opted to modernize the classics. Some remakes are breathtaking while others are humorous.
The contest concluded last week and the submissions gallery here is one of the most worth looking pages on the Internet, right now. Here are some of my favorites.
“The Two Fridas” by Frida Kahlo
“American Gothic” by Grant Wood
“Self Portrait 1889″ by Vincent van Gogh
“Girl reading a letter by an open window” by Vermeer
“The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” by Rembrandt
“The Calling of Saint Matthew” by Caravaggio
“Liberty Leading the People” by Eugene Delacroix
“Grande Odalisque” by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
“Supper at Emmaus” by Caravaggio
“The Girl With The Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer
“Bedroom in Arle” by Van Gogh
“Portrait of the Actress Jeanne Samary” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
“David and Goliath” by Caravaggio
“Portrait of Sylvia Von Harden” by Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix
“Primavera” by Sandro Botticelli
“Lamentation over the Dead Christ” by Petrus Christus
“Girl with Ice Cream Cone” by Wayne Thiebaud
“Pot Pourri” by Herbert James Draper
“The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci
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