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52 Oddly Recreated Works of Art

From Classical Egg Shell Art to Digital Emoji Mosaics

— August 24, 2015 — Unique
People seem to have a fascination with recreated works of art, from the amazingly inventive to the truly bizarre. Some of these recreated works of art are made from totally unexpected materials, like portraits done in toothpaste (with frames made out of toothbrushes) or iconic masterpieces replicated in colored masking tape.

Some are hilariously re-imagined, like classical paintings with superimposed rap lyrics or Mr. Bean's face photoshopped onto them. Quite a few juxtapose the modern with the classical to comedic or thought-provoking effect. For instance, masterpieces are remade with added emojis and visitors to famous museums hold phones up to make classical portraits look like they're taking selfies.

Often, recreated works of art are incorporated into advertising campaigns with great impact. For example, in a brilliant Samsung ad, Vincent Van Gogh takes a picture of himself and one of his iconic self-portraits appears in the viewfinder of his camera with the slogan "For self-portraits. Not selfies."

Whatever the origin of society's obsession with recreated works of art, the ongoing fascination creates a huge source of bizarre, imaginative and beautiful creations.
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Digital Emoji Mosaics
Digital Emoji Mosaics
The Emoji Mosaic is an Online Photo Converter That Turns Images into Emojis
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Galactic Impressionist Mash-Ups
Galactic Impressionist Mash-Ups
Van Gogh’s Starry Night Replaces the Moon with the Star Wars Death
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50
Crocheted Pop Culture Illustrations
Crocheted Pop Culture Illustrations
These Alexi Torres Paintings Depict Iconic Artist Subjects
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49
Artistic Thanksgiving Dishes
Artistic Thanksgiving Dishes
Hannah Rothstein Imagines How Famous Artists Would Plate Their Meals
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48
Classical Egg Shell Art
Classical Egg Shell Art
This Artist Turns Everyday Eggs Into Pieces of Classically Themed Art
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Classical Cult Tees
Classical Cult Tees
The No Hoops Zone Sweater Combines Two Classics
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46
Linear Historical Paintings
Linear Historical Paintings
The 'Remastered Portraits' Series by Sydney Cash Boasts Linear Accents
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45
Recreated Edible Masterpieces
Recreated Edible Masterpieces
The Art Fund Encourages Art Enthusiasts to Recreate Art with Food
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44
Reimagined Image Ads
Reimagined Image Ads
These Samsung NX mini Camera Ads Transform Self Portraits into Selfies
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Hilarious Actor Phone Cases
Hilarious Actor Phone Cases
The Nicolas Cage iPhone Case Re-Imagines the Actor as the Mona Lisa
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Classical Selfie Tees
Classical Selfie Tees
The Frida Khalo Selfie Tee Celebrates a Legend
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Mixed Iconography Masterpieces
Mixed Iconography Masterpieces
Maleficent Meets Michelangelo in Stephen Ibbott's Photography Set
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40
Braille Art Galleries
Braille Art Galleries
This Gallery Helps The Visually Impaired to Experience Famous Works
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Artistic Headphone Ads
Artistic Headphone Ads
Panasonic's Funny Ad for Headphones Merges Modern Tech with Fine Art
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Reinvented Art Shows
Reinvented Art Shows
Samsung S6 Edge on O2 is Celebrated with the 'Edge of the Canvas' Exhibit
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Celeb Toothpaste Portraiture
Celeb Toothpaste Portraiture
Cristiam Ramos Paints Portraits Using Different Oral Hygiene Brands
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Sinful Smartphone Ads
Sinful Smartphone Ads
This Blackberry Ad Series Replaces Adam and Eve's Apple with Its Phone
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35
Technicolored Topography Art
Technicolored Topography Art
These Erin Hanson Lanscape Paintings Boast Dynamic Hues and Textures
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Historic Artwork Typography
Historic Artwork Typography
Oded Ezer Unveils New Typography with a Show at the Virtrina Gallery
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Classical Celebrity-Infused Portraits
Classical Celebrity-Infused Portraits
The Carter Family Portrait Gallery Paints Popular Celebs
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Doodle-Obstructed Paintings
Doodle-Obstructed Paintings
TocToc's Classical Painting Doodles are Extremely Comical
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Iconic Masking Tape Masterpieces
Iconic Masking Tape Masterpieces
Nasa Funahara Recreates Iconic Paintings Using Colored Tape
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Classical Painting Street Art
Classical Painting Street Art
Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy Incorporates a Security Alarm
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Female-Empowering Doll Art
Female-Empowering Doll Art
This Artist Recreated Male-Focused Paintings Using Barbie Dolls
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Magazine Art Mash-Ups
Magazine Art Mash-Ups
Eisen Bernardo Combines Classical Art with Current Pop Culture
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Clarifying Eyewear Paintings
Clarifying Eyewear Paintings
These KelOptic Eyewear Ads Render Impressionist Pieces Crystal-Clear
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Lyrical Mashup Art
Lyrical Mashup Art
The 'Fly Art' Tumblr Presents the Perfect Mix of Hip Hop and Art
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Juxtaposed Pop Art Exhibits
Juxtaposed Pop Art Exhibits
This Exhibit Features Pop Art Sculptures and Paintings Beside Fine Art
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8-Bit Pop Culture Paintings
8-Bit Pop Culture Paintings
Adam Lister Explores Art in Terms of Retro Video Game Graphics
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23
Famous Foodie Artwork
Famous Foodie Artwork
Tatiana Shkondina Recreates Famous Works of Art Using Food
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22
Hilarious Renaissance Style Guides
Hilarious Renaissance Style Guides
These Images Help Differentiate Between Renaissance Painters
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Wide-Eyed Java Ads
Wide-Eyed Java Ads
Nescafé's Coffee Ad Series Features Perky Paintings
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20
Painting-Inspired Bike Paths
Painting-Inspired Bike Paths
The Van Gogh Bicycle Path by Daan Roosegaarde Lights the Way
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Artful Building Block Ads
Artful Building Block Ads
The 'Masters' Lego Ad Series Represents the Works of Art You Can Build
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Artisan-Inspired Architectural Sketches
Artisan-Inspired Architectural Sketches
The 'Archist' Series Imagines Famous Artists as Architects
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Historical Portrait Selfies
Historical Portrait Selfies
Olivia Muus Introduces Classical Paintings to the Art of the Selfie
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Reworked Renaissance Masterpieces
Reworked Renaissance Masterpieces
This Renaissance Paintings Photo Series Mixes Past and Present
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15
Famous LEGO Portrait Recreations
Famous LEGO Portrait Recreations
These LEGO Masterpieces Honor the Great Painters
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14
Rap-Inspired Classical Paintings
Rap-Inspired Classical Paintings
These Famous Paintings are Infused with Popular Hip-hop Lyrics
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Emoji-Injected Classical Paintings
Emoji-Injected Classical Paintings
The Emojinal Art Project Brings Humor to Traditional Artworks
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Logo-Incorporated Classical Paintings
Logo-Incorporated Classical Paintings
Swoosh Art by Davide Bedoni Modernizes Vintage Artworks
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Empty Classical Paintings
Empty Classical Paintings
Jose Manuel Ballester Removes Human Faces and Figures in 'Hidden Spaces'
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10
Artistic Reinterpreted Holiday Art
Artistic Reinterpreted Holiday Art
'Santa Classics' Infuses Saint Nick into Famous Paintings
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9
Interactive Art Museums
Interactive Art Museums
Manila’s Art in Island Gallery Immerses Art Lovers into Paintings
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8
Re-Imagined Iconic Paintings
Re-Imagined Iconic Paintings
Cesar Santos' Ability to Transform Historic Art is on Full Display
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7
Manipulated Classical Paintings
Manipulated Classical Paintings
Nicholas Mottla Jacobsen Blatantly Shows Process of Photoshopping
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Toy-Filled Classical Paintings
Toy-Filled Classical Paintings
Pierre-Adrien Sollier Creates Playmobil Art via Iconic Images
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5
Contemporized Classical Paintings
Contemporized Classical Paintings
Alexey Kondakov Imagines Art History Figures in the Modern World
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4
Stoic Pop Culture Masterpieces
Stoic Pop Culture Masterpieces
Madmouse Design Creates This Piece of Daenerys Targaryen Fan Art
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3
Historical Superhero Paintings
Historical Superhero Paintings
Vartan Garnikyan Transforms Classical Artworks into Batman Tributes
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2
Social Media-Integrated Paintings
Social Media-Integrated Paintings
Nastya Ptichek Reimagines Paintings with Social Networking
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Photoshopped Comedian Paintings
Photoshopped Comedian Paintings
Rodney Pike Hilariously Inserts Mr. Bean into Classical Artworks
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