These Classical Paintings are Infused with Famous Faces

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Dec 24, 2013 • References: pinterest and buzzfeed
Classical paintings just wouldn't be the same without the famous faces of today's celebrities. In case you don't already, Katy Perry, Natalie Portman, and Nicole Kidman will give you an excuse to appreciate timeless works of art. Famous paintings by Johannes Vermeer, Jacques-Louis David and many more are featured in this collection.

It's entertaining to see such recognizable faces featured in 17th to 18th century paintings such as these. Other celebrities included in the works are Hugh Grant, Johnny Depp, Taylor Swift, and Julia Roberts. Even more astounding, the celebrities suit each character remarkably well, especially Sean Connery as a majestic king.

What makes these photos hilarious is how each celebrity is inserted into a foreign context. Even their facial expressions reflect the atmosphere of the painting—especially Jack Nicholson's.