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Modernized Renaissance Art

From a Pope Riding a Scooter to a Lady with a Mobile Phone (UPDATE)

Alan MacDonald's paintings blend the subject and style of the European Renaissance masters with modern day consumerism and pop culture. Consequently, you will see many of the subjects of his paintings drinking popular beverages, eating junk food, riding on scooters, etc.

MacDonald also pairs his old Europe characters with other out of place items such as retro fantasy box carts that look like they may have come from a century ago. Genial!

Implications - Also of note is MacDonald's ability to execute these renaissance-style paintings with such fidelity to the original artworks. He flawlessly emulates the faded paints and lighting style of old masters in each piece.
Trend Themes
1. Modern Renaissance Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the fusion of traditional artistic styles with modern consumer culture to create unique, attention-grabbing artworks.
2. Pop Culture Influenced Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine popular icons, beverages, and consumer products from modern society with traditional art techniques to create engaging and relatable artworks.
3. Nostalgic Fantasy Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Merge elements of retro fantasy with classical European Renaissance art to evoke a sense of whimsy and transporting viewers to a different time.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce innovative techniques and subject matter into the art world by blending traditional styles with modern cultural references.
2. Advertising and Marketing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize modernized Renaissance art in advertising campaigns to capture attention and connect with consumers through a blend of nostalgia and contemporary imagery.
3. Pop Culture Merchandise - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with artists to create merchandise featuring modernized Renaissance art, offering consumers a unique and nostalgic twist on popular culture products.
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