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Modern Classicism

Contemporary artists look to classic artworks for current inspiration

Implications - Expunging the overly modern and abstract, many artists are looking backward and using classic artworks from the likes of Da Vinci and Van Gogh to inspire their present-day creations. More than just a reversion to retro, this direction among artists puts forth a new (but old) aesthetic that stands to be embraced in everything from advertising to fashion.
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Da Vinci-Inspired Dolls
Da Vinci-Inspired Dolls
Mattel Releases Fine Art Barbies Based on Art History
At this year’s toy fair, Mattel introduced three new Fine Art Barbies that are unlike any seen before! Each one pays tribute to three of history’s most famous artists: Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh… MORE
Modern Medieval-Like Portraits
Modern Medieval-Like Portraits
Miguel Angel Sanchez Captures Cairo Through the Lens of the Past
It wouldn't be surprising in the least if Miguel Angel Sanchez was mistaken for a 17th century painter. In fact, people will surely find it more surprising that he is in fact a modern-day artist, not to… MORE
Modern Realist Masterpieces
Modern Realist Masterpieces
Vincent Desiderio Contemporizes Techniques of Classic Artists
It's rare to see genuine technical skill in realist paintings nowadays, with the proliferation of photography making the skill somewhat unnecessary, but Vincent Desiderio's paintings truly arrest audiences… MORE
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Dark Sky Manicures
This Tutorial for Van Gogh Nail Art Features a Starry Night
This Starry Night Van Gogh Nail Art from YouTube channel CutePolish is a unique DIY that is perfect for the evening. The nail polish tutorial takes the user through an easy how-to guide to recreate Van… MORE
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Artsy Mobile Decals
The SlickWraps Starry Night iPhone Skin is a Masterpiece
Electronic skins manufacturer SlickWraps recently released an iPhone skin featuring sections of Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece Starry Night. The Starry Night iPhone skin is the latest installment in the… MORE
Superhero Expressionist Paintings
Superhero Expressionist Paintings
The Dark Starry Night Transforms Bruce Wayne into Classy Art
Batman is a badass, but that doesn't mean you can't capture him in the classy European way demonstrated in the elegant Dark Starry Night by James Vance. Vance is well-known for creating original artworks… MORE
Muppetized Impressionist Paintings
Muppetized Impressionist Paintings
Hillary White Infuses Pop Culture Icons into Classic Works
Hillary White is an artist who adds pop culture icons into classic paintings. White's paintings include pop culture icons such as Freddy Kruger and Pennywise, the clown from "It." I am always a fan of… MORE
Painter-Tribute Photography
Painter-Tribute Photography
Starry Night by Alex Ruiz Pays Homage to Vincent van Gogh
It is quite surprising to think that Starry Night by Alex Ruiz is perhaps one of the first attempts to recreate Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting in 'real life.' If anything, it is definitely one of the… MORE

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