‘Old Masters' by Rainer Elstermann

 - Dec 30, 2008
References: rainerelstermann.de & wickedhalo.blogspot
The "Old Masters" photography series by Rainer Elstermann recreates classic paintings by replacing the original painting’s models with children in the photograph recreation.

The images in the gallery show the original painting and the photographic recreation side by side. They include (top to bottom, left to right) "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour", 1756 by Francois Boucher, "Portrait of a Chambermaid", 1625 by Peter Paul Rubens, "Portrait of Margaretha van Eyck", 1439 by Jan van Eyck, "Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling", 1527 by Hans Holbein the Younger, "Portrait of a Young Girl", 1460 by Petrus Christus, "Lady with an Ermine", 1490 by Leonardo da Vinci, and "Maria Portinari", 1470 by Hans Memling.