Modern Magazine Covers Superimposed on Classic Paintings

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Philippines based graphic designer and children’s book illustrator Eisen Bernardo superimposed a selection of modern magazine covers on classical paintings to create an art series called “Mag + Art”. Figures in paintings from the likes of Boticelli, Ingres, Klimt and Picasso were overlain with iconic covers of popular magazines like Life, Time, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone to produce funny and interesting visual combos.

“This ongoing project is my way of giving homage to the magazines – as venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture,” says the artist.

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Angelina Jolie, Esquire July 2007 + The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

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Adele, Rolling Stone April 2011 + Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

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Keira Knightley, Interview Russia June/July 2012 +  Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

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Tom Cruise, Vanity Fair Italy July 2005 + The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

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Muhammad Ali, Esquire April 1968 + Altarpiece of St Sebastian by Master of the Holy Kinship (II)

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Beyonce, GQ February 2013 + Venus Anadyomène by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

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Kate Moss, W March 2012 + A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet

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Mark Zuckerberg, Time December 2010 + Garçon à la Pipe by Pablo Picasso

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Miranda Kerr, Rolling Stone July 2009 + Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder

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Penelope Cruz, W August 2008 + A Mermaid by John William Waterhouse

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Julia Dreyfus, Rolling Stone April 2014 + Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

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Harper’s Bazaar March 1955 + Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix

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Lana Del Rey, Interview Magazine Russia February 2012 + The Cripple by John Currin

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Miley Cyrus, Vanity Fair Italy October 2013 + Portrait of Madame Récamier by Jacques-Louis David

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(Left) Hannelore Elsner, Interview Germany February 2013 + Christ at the Column by Donato Bramante. (Right) Rachel Weisz, Esquire April 2004 + Leda and the Swan by Leonardo da Vinci

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Vanity Fair February 2004 + L’Odalisque à l’esclave by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

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James Franco, GQ Magazine December 2010 + The Anger of Achilles by Jacques-Louis David

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