This Artist Re-Imagines Historical Paintings Engaged in Rebel Activities

By: Ady Floyd - Oct 17, 2015
References: aberrantart & designfaves
Artist Barry Kite created a series of provocative art mashups that transport historical paintings into rebellious modernized scenes. The unique combination of historical art partaking in today's social activities uses both satire and humor.

Many images place groups of paintings in modernized social venues, bars and sporting events. For example, one particularly unique collage shows Vincent Van Gogh and the Mona Lisa smoking cigarettes while riding around in a bright red convertible car.

While the art mashups project a comical aura, there is also a thought-provoking theme surrounding each one. The artist created a clever display of how society has transitioned over the past centuries. While it was appropriate to be nude in the ancient paintings, today it is considered a provocative display best kept in adult entertainment clubs.