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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Paintings vs photographs

The Remake project challenged art students to remake famous works of art, using photography. Aren't they compelling?
(I found this remake of "The Artist's Mother" by Whistler to be really touching.)

(Via Leigh)

97 comments:

Mal said...

I love this, what a cool project idea!

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HRCK the Herald said...

Wow, so cool! I LOVE all your cool internet finds!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, they are brilliant. The first pair is my favourite. Stunning and so spot on:) Happy New Year, Joanna. xo

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

LOVE these!

a displaced floridian said...

This is really amazing.

Julia said...

This is such a neat project! That first one is beautiful both ways. Love it!

Nina said...

i love the first one for the attention to detail (and it is as breathtakingly beautiful as the original painting) but i actually prefer the more creative takes and modern twists compared to the ones that just have people who look the same

Melissa Blake said...

These are amazing...I LOVED the Starry Night one! :)

ClareyClayworks said...

Brilliant!!

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Michelle P said...

Love these!

Anonymous said...

And the top one is amazing! They did a really good re-creation.

wildchild said...

wow, i love the suitcase one. what creativity.

Adriana said...

I love the first and last photos.

Erin said...

With the exception of the Whistler one at the end (that photo is very touching), I'm more a fan of the originals and don't think they need to be reinterpreted.

lesouefsbrouilles said...

this has got to be one the most creative thing ever!

Panda Head said...

that first one is a knockout.

Allie said...

This is a pretty neat project! I think my favorites are the first and last one because they really captured the essence of the original. I know there's a project somewhere of an artist that did paintings that look just like photographs. I'll try to find a link to share with you because that one was pretty amazing too!

Sarah Carlson said...

This is so ingenious. I would love to have both the painting & the photograph hung in my house! What a cool challenge.

stephanie said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

brightbit said...

this is such a cool idea. it reminds me of an ad campaign when i lived in florence. it was the same idea - photographic interpretations of the classic floretine/italian artworks but with designer clothes. loved it!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Wow, this is so incredible!

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Elisha(: said...

THAT'S SO COOL!!

Kirstin said...

I love seeing creative spins on such classic images, like the girl sitting at McDonald's. So clever.

HiLLjO said...

Mondrian Suitcase FTW!

Arciform said...

LOVE!

-Martita, Portland OR

barbara l. hale said...

these are really something! Thanks for sharing!

Ani. said...

I have got to say I did this for a school project even before finding this trend online. I use two Picasso paintings from his blue period. This has inspired me to post them later on, and maybe create some more. :)

I loved the Mondrian one by the way. Very clever!

Lindsay R said...

this is so cool! I like how some were exact and some were modernized.

Lindsay

VintageDanielle said...

That is a very neat project! And IA can't imagine the all the details and preparation that had be done for the photos to work.

H said...

Whoa these are so awesome!

Sarah O'Brien said...

i love it. very cool approach!

Girlie Blogger said...

Wow. This is really neat. I like both, can't pick a favorite.

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ShandyLand said...

What a awesome project!!

Ana Magdalena said...

I am having a hard time deciding if I love the paintings more than the photographs. Great project!


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Elaine said...

Wow, love this!!

the handmade hipster said...

What a great project and a great find, and didn't everyone do such a wonderful job?! Oh, cute little art students and their bright and beautiful brains.

Taylor K said...

These are incredible! I especially love the first one. Great find.

Paislea Elyse said...

wow - this is wonderful!!!

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blogmilk said...

I'm mad about this.

Ancarol said...

Pretty fun project and incredible .

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Sarah Morgan said...

These are just wonderful! What an exciting project.

Alyssa English said...

This is really cool! I love when you do links to art stuff.

On an unrelated note- I was wondering if you have been having problems posting links to blogger on facebook. I have been suddenly having trouble (and by that I mean it won't do it) and so I looked up some other bloggers I read on fb to see if they post links. I noticed you have in the past... have you had problems lately?

Tragic Sandwich said...

What a wonderful project! Thank you for sharing it.

- KG said...

Love this.. being a design major it is always intreaguing to see thing such as this.

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Anna Wiley said...

How inspiring. Great remakes!

Dinx said...

I love this! It's the boooooom's remake project right? I thought it was such a clever and inspiring idea. The entries were all amazing! I love the modern take on the old fashioned paintings. IN case you're interested you can find all the entries here

http://www.booooooom.com/2011/10/04/remake-submissions/

Dinx @ Lovely in Random xoxo

Lorena Martinez-Neustadt said...

This s fantastic, love the updated scenarios!

Blonde Vivant said...

So lovely, much better than when Americas Next Top Model attempted this for a challenge several seasons ago...

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theloveliestlittlethings said...

This is too cool! The first one is SPOT ON!

Mary
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Collections said...

I absolutely love this. What an amazing project.

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henzy said...

This is amazing... i love it. I remember one of my seniors in college actually used an idea similar to this for her photography thesis.

Lens & anything Else said...

I had the same idea time ago but I never realized it...these pictures are great!!

Lens&anythingElse

Hannah said...

beautiful.

antique engagement rings said...

Wonderful.. love the pearl earrings!

Hanna said...

This is amazing and so creative! Wow.

Ashley said...

This is such a beautiful project. I agree with you about "The Artist's Mother;" it is really touching. The composition is quite different, but the tone is so similar; it's sad and beautiful.

Janell said...

These are all so beautiful! The suitcase photograph was such a great way to mimic the painting.. something I never would have thought of. Thanks for sharing :)
-Janell

Fran said...

Wow these are amazing!!!

lola said...

Waou!

Beautiful Things said...

This is great! I especially love the ones that have been reworked in a modern style.

Molliee said...

fab project and they did so good!!!

Charlotte Clarke said...

I thought i'd prefer to the paintings, but with your examples thats not always the case; the first picture for example has so much detail!

abigail said...

this is great. I love the Van Gogh.

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

That is so interesting and such a great idea! The paintings are amazing and the photography really captured the spirit of the work. So, so cool.

17 Perth said...

Absolutely amazing. Love this.

Lindy Phippen Smith said...

I adore this post! Thank you.

Lauren said...

These are awesome. I've always wanted to be The Girl with the Pearl Earring for Halloween! Nice Post!

Catie Beth said...

Just beautiful viewing them side by side, and all lovely painting choices! Thanks for posting!

Tori said...

Very cool. Some looked nearly identical.

Tbadee said...

great project. I like the one with the girls standing on t.v.s!

cosette said...

They are amazing!

Sydney said...

fantastic! thanks for sharing xxx

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Michelle Lee said...

Love this post

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Devid Cena said...

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domestikate said...

Wow, I love how creative these are! Especially the suitcase!

Kate said...

Haha this is awesome! I love the Mondrian suitcase! Imagine if you could just pack up a piece of awesome and take it with you anywhere...

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh my as an artist myself I found that really fasciniting.

*** KITSCH *** said...

Wow!

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shoegirl said...

These are great - thanks for sharing! Love the Venus one!

ourdreamlives said...

I love these, so super creative and striking! Such a good idea.
Sally

Amy said...

These are beautiful. I think the Mondrian is my favorite, due to the creativeness of the composition. Thanks for sharing!

Joy Garofalo said...

Ahhhh! The first set, as well as the Van Gogh and Courbet self portraits are making the art history major in me fan girl!

Ainsley said...

wow, these are great!

Stylishly me by Taryn said...

Such a beautiful concept.. Thanks for sharing..

Luna said...

your blog is such a great inspiration for a "new-blogger" like me! gorgeous!
xo

lillian said...

years ago I saw a series where a photographer had found relatives of people who posed for john singer sargent paintings and he took photos of them that were reminiscent of the original pictures. they were quite wonderful.

jazminvee said...

this is so cool -such a good idea.

The Nowhere Years said...

My best friends and I did this exact thing last spring! My dad gave us a list of paintings for us to recreate. I put them on my blog here: http://www.thenowhereyears.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-break-day-five.html

such a cool idea!

Marie Soderberg said...

like this and sahare it to

Megan said...

My friend and I did our own version for the "Come as you Art" Ball.

http://anotherzoeday.blogspot.com/2011/12/night-in-different-world.html

kittenkaboom said...

These are great! Very inspiring!

celia said...

This is such a cool idea. Some of the remakes are pretty good!

Photo To Painting said...

These are great!Such a beautiful Idea and cool. Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle Costa said...

Great ideas - I really enjoyed the changes in scenes such as the suitcase, and woman older to younger. :) I am now following your blog! :)

rahiosky said...

I am not quite sure how I cam across your blog, but I was looking at some
of your ideas and then read over to your profile - I too am a mom of two sets of twins
( 5yr old boys and 19 mo. old girls). I am amazed at how you find the time - you have awesome creativity -
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Kirsten said...

This is brilliant!

I love the photographs imitating paintings. They are beautiful.

-Kirsten
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