Old Masters

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After yesterday’s Renaissance GIFs post, which featured the work of James Kerr, our readers alerted us to two other curious projects that remix Old Master paintings.

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There are days I when hate the internet, particularly when it recycles the same idea again and again and again as if it were original. The latest (and most egregious) culprit is Lauren Wade and her tired project that photoshops Old Masters until they resemble the proportions of contemporary fashion models.

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Old Master Paintings Animated

by Hrag Vartanian on January 17, 2014

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This is what art looks like on drugs.

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Abandoned Old Masters Paintings

by Hrag Vartanian on October 16, 2012

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In these fascinating series of works, Hungarian new media artist Bence Hajdu has removed the figures from a series of Old Masters classics with such precision that it’s almost hard to believe.

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Berlin wants to move a trove of Old Masters paintings to make way for a collection of surrealist art. Jeffrey Hamburger has started a petition in protest.

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