12 classical paintings with a Cartoon twist
When we think of the masterpieces created by famous painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Edvard Munch, images of Cinderella or the Simpson’s are not usually what come to mind. For those of the 'DesignCrowd' community however, this is exactly what came to mind, and with the help of Photoshop they were able to turn their ideas into reality - And what a reality, check these out!
1. Diego Velázquez's Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor) with Cinderella
Painted in 1956, the original depicts a portrait of Infanta Margarita, the daughter of King Philip IV, and his second wife Mariana of Austria. It now hangs in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, while this photoshopped version was created by a US graphic designer who goes by 'Crazydelicious'.
2. Bambi and friends appear in Rest at Harvest, by William Adolphe Bouguereau
With the original painting completed in 1865, it now hangs in the Philbrook Museum of Art where many admire Bouquereau's skill at portraits.
This Bambi edition was created by a Romanian graphic designer under the pseudonym 'Grandma'.
3. Dumbo as Ganesh
It was a graphic designer from the United States who imagined Dumbo as the Hindu God. Ganesh is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success, and is is widely revered in all parts of India, regardless of any other spiritual affiliations.
4. Tweety Bird perched in René Magritte's La Thérapeute
La Thérapeute has been interpreted as the mind having the freedom to think freely (the 2 birds), yet imprisoned by age, ideology and society (the cage).
This 1930's work was re-created with the addition of Loony Tunes' Tweety Bird by US designer 'DoctorTweek'.
5. Belle is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
Perhaps the most well-known painting in existence, this oil painting was created in the very early 1500's and is on permanent display in The Louvre Museum in Paris. A Phillipino graphic designer who goes by 'RichardRoy' re-imagined the Mona Lisa with Belle in mind.
6. The Pink Panther as Edvard Munch's The Scream
The Scream is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. It was re-created with the Pink Panther as the focal point by South African graphic designer 'Chantellr'.
7. Snow White is the subject of The Flirtation by Eugene de Blaas
The original oil painting was done in 1904, by an Italian painter who did many portraits and candid-style paintings of people. Spanish designer 'Chanmart' saw the likeness of Snow White and re-created the image.
8. Loony Tunes on the hunt with Mr and Mrs Andrews, by Thomas Gainsborough
The original oil canvas portrait was done in the 1750's and was little known before it appeared in an exhibition in 1927 and fast became one of Gainsborough's most popular works. This edited version was created by Argentinian designer 'Antovis'.
9. Wile E. Coyote in Golconda, by René Magritte
Now housed at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, this oil painting depicts men who are dressed the same, have the same bodily features and are all floating/falling. When we look at each person, we see that they may be completely different from one another. It was Italian designer 'Mizio77' who created this version with Wile E. Coyote.
10. Ariel in The Birth of Venus by Botticelli
On display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, and thought to have been painted in the 1840's, this painting depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as an adult woman, arriving at the shore. Vityakov Design saw the resemblance to Disney's Ariel in re-imagining the work.
11. Loony Tunes at Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper
One of the world's most famous paintings, the original was created in the early 1500's and shows the last supper of Jesus with his disciples, as it is told in the Gospel of John, 13:21. US graphic designer 'Jeffenstein' re-imagined the work with the Loony Tunes characters as the focal point.
12. The Simpson's at Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper
US designer 'Metrocity' seems to have preferred the Simpson's characters over The Loony tunes when re-creating the work.