It’s possible that the level of art displayed from the Renaissance and onward up until the 19th century will never be reached again, but there is still a way to upgrade it, or at least make it more fitting to today’s times and themes – by geekyfying it.
Be it putting Darth Vader instead of the Virgin with her Unicorn, or Smurfette instead of Lady Jane Grey, these masterpieces re-done, made by artist Hillary White, do seem to capture the essence of our time a bit better.
Vader With a Unicorn
The original is Virgin and Unicorn by Annibale Carracci.
The original is Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler.
Alien the Terrible
Based on ‘Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan’ by Ilya Repin.
The Night Invader
The original is ‘The Nightmare’ by Henry Fuseli.
The Execution of Lady Smurfette
The original is ‘The Execution of Lady Jane Grey’ by Paul Delaroch.
Optimus Prime with Sunflower
Based on ‘Self-Portrait With Sunflower’ by Sir Anthony van Dyck.
Beaker Slaying Honeydew
Based on the original, Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi.
For more awesome art, this time from classic Disney film, why don’t check out these concept artworks for classic Disney films.