Kanokkorn Lamlert Updates Classic Paintings with a Modern Twist

By: Kanokkorn Lamlert - Published: Jul 3, 2013 • References: facebook and behance.net
This series by artist Kanokkorn Lamlert offers a modern twist to classic paintings. The artist uses a dry-point technique to create a pattern on a plastic facade. The collection is titled ‘The Reflections of Diamond’ and showcases how one small change to these paintings makes a huge difference.

One of the paintings included in the series features Van Gogh, whose ear is famous as is; adding the earring to the portrait almost gives this somber-looking character an air of softness. Without the jewelry, Van Gogh remains tough and immovable, but the added jewelry completely changes the viewers perspective on the picture. This series is a comedic take on what many classic portraits would look like with a slight modern alteration such as jewelry.