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'Video Games Get Arty' Series Mashes Fine Arts with Digital World

By: Carly Foy - Published: • References: videogamesgetarty and ianbrooks.tumblr
The Video Games Get Arty series was made by artist Guillaume Colomb.

The artist has a background in video games, an appreciation for fine arts and a talent with photoshop. The illustrations put famous iconic video game characters such as Mario and Peach, as well as old school icons like Pac-Man, into classical art pieces. Colomb has a wonderful ability to integrate classic paintings such as Botticelli's Venus and Picasso's self-portrait with the gaming world.

Colomb explains his reasoning behind the Video Games Get Arty series, saying, "Video games are not just fun, it’s really, (for some, not all of them of course), a great piece of art, but there is a big debate about 'Are video games, Art.' The answer is yes, of course, but it will take time for people to admit it."