31 Funny Pictures of Cartoon Characters Photoshopped in Renaissance Paintings
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(Pocket-lint) – We love the work of skilled Photoshoppers, reinventing photos or breathing new life into classic works of art.
We discovered a brilliant Photoshop contest at Design Crowd where talented people mixed modern cartoons with classic Renaissance artwork.
Betty Boop leads the people
In a much darker montage, Betty Boop and Yosemite Sam are added in place of Lady Liberty leading the people during the French Revolution of 1830.
We imagine that the creator of Boop, Max Fleischer, never imagined her climbing on the bodies of the enemies of France.
Go ahead-Gadgeto Van Gogh!
The great and late Van Gogh has produced a number of immediately recognizable and well-known paintings over the years.
The one this was based on was a Portrait of Dr Gachet and is both highly regarded and much discussed. Now it instead includes a view of Inspector Gadget, undercover and posing for a portrait.
The Kiss was a masterpiece designed by Gustav Klimt during his so-called “Golden Period” – it showed a couple kissing, their bodies entwined and wrapped in golden robes.
The Photoshopped features Disneys Aerial, Sebastian and Polochon. Everyone is happy with the young love.
The creation of Bugs
We don’t know if this one is blasphemy, but we hope God and Master Michelangelo will see the humor in this one.
This Photoshopper turned The Creation of Adam into something very different, with God seemingly gifting Bugs Bunny a carrot or two.
The death of Wile E. Coyote
This could be one of the darker photoshoppings on our list. The original image depicts the murder of French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat.
Now we see Wile E. Coyote in the tub where he died. Sinister? Yes. Smart and interesting? Absolutely.
Mona Lisa the Princess
We’ve seen Mona Lisa in some of the other galleries we’ve created based on the other contests on Design Crowd.
She has been reimagined as both a cat and a monkey, but she is even more impressive as a Disney princess captured on canvas.
The Flirt was an original painting by Eugene de Blaas. In the original painting, a man appears to be making movements over a lady who is relaxing on a bench.
The photoshopped image gives the impression that it simply admires Snow White’s bird.
The last supper
A hilarious and simple montage of The Last Supper image sees Homer Simpson awkwardly sitting next to Jesus Christ.
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Perhaps he is wondering who betrayed the son of the Lord.
Bender and the card players
French artist Paul Cézanne painted some pictures of men playing cards.
It’s definitely our favorite though. Bender from Futurama is always happy to help fools lose their money.
Pablo Picasso’s old guitarist was originally painted in 1903 at a time when the artist was grieving the loss of a close friend to suicide. He painted this image as a nod to the oppressed, the poor, the sick and the less fortunate.
A few decades later, JeremyC reinvented this iconic piece of art with Disney’s Genie of Aladdin. He’s probably looking down on it because he can’t make his wishes come true for himself.
Around 1894, French artist Paul Cézanne painted a post-impressionist style oil painting “The Card Players”. This painting is believed to be worth up to $ 300 million.
What if he painted it with Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd instead? Would it be worth more?
Cartoon dogs playing poker
Classic dogs playing poker have been brilliantly improved with the addition of Brian Griffin from Family Guy.
He didn’t seem very happy though. Maybe the conversation isn’t sparkling enough?
One of the most famous oil paintings of the modern American era has now been transformed with the addition of two of the most famous cartoon characters.
We love the attention to detail in this one, there are even additional characters in the windows of the house in the background. Probably part of the mystery that Scooby and Shaggy are supposed to be investigating.
The birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” dates back to 1484 and shows the goddess Venus arriving on the shore after her birth. A magnificent image that is striking and classically styled.
Now he’s been updated with a pretty smug Squidward Tentacles, it’s definitely a lot different.
Rugrats with wings
Do you remember the Ruggags? Phil and Lil, the little ones who like to have fun. Now imagine them as little cherubs.
A very different vision of the Cherubim of the Sistine Virgin by Raphael Putti.
A portrait of Rick Castiglione
This classic painting by Raphael originally showed Baldassare Castiglione, the Count of Casatico, who was also a prominent Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and author.
Rick Sanchez, meanwhile, is a drunk and mad scientist with crazy ideas and an even crazier life. However, he looks much more prominent and interesting in dresses and fine clothes.
“Las Meninas” (also known as Ladies of Honor) was painted in 1656 during the Spanish Golden Age – a period when the arts and literature were flourishing.
This particular painting is considered to be one of the most important paintings in the history of Western art and also one of the most analyzed images of all time. It is a complex and enigmatic painting that intrigues, especially for historians. Adding Cinderella is also smart as it would only serve to get people talking more.
The Virgin Conestabile and Eeyore
The original painting of The Conestabile Madonna is a small but iconic and instantly recognizable painting by Italian Renaissance artist Raphael.
The addition of Eeyore to AA Milne is a fun update to the classic image. We endorse the efforts of this Photoshopper – the addition of textures to make Eeyore match the original artwork. Now Madonna looks like she is nursing a little donkey while reading a book.
Flintstones on the road
What if everyone’s favorite Stone Age cartoon characters lived in a more modern era.
Taking a road trip in their archaic pedal car, they are apparently pictured in a car portrait captured on canvas. This one made us tickle.
Fly through a starry night
Vincent van Gogh’s work is a solid favorite for editing in these Photoshop contests.
This one is a really simple and yet brilliant combination, with the sight of Peter Pan and his company flying through the starry night. It’s actually compelling considering the whimsical magical theme of little kids taking flight.
Young princess with a bouquet of birds
François Boucher’s original 1760 painting is from France and showed a young woman with a number of roses.
Now it has been reinvented with a Snow White vibe with cute birds instead of roses.
Tarzan as Jean-Baptiste (Louvre)
Gian Giacomo Caprotti da Oreno, better known as Salaì, was one of Leonardo da Vinci’s pupils and personal friends.
He was painted, as seen here, posing with a Mona Lisa-like smile. Later, the image was reinvented by a Photoshop artist in the likeness of Disney’s Tarzan.
Charity with Calvin & Hobbes
William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted the original image of La Charité in 1878 showing a young woman breastfeeding several children. This image became one of the most expensive Bouguereau images ever to sell when it fetched $ 3.6 million at auction.
We can bet that Bouguereau would never have imagined that Calvin & Hobbes would make an appearance on his art in the future.
Portrait of a woman and a beast
Around 1506, the Italian painter Raphael produced an image of a seated woman with a unicorn. a creature that was considered a symbol of chastity in medieval romance. It was interesting later painted by another artist with a Catherine wheel and a mantle.
This was then reinvented with Belle and the Beast in the Design Crowd competition.
Jessica Rabbit as Mona Lisa
We bet you’ve never seen Mona Lisa in such a sassy light.
This re-imagination of classical painting sees Lisa del Giocondo replaced by Jessica Rabbit.
The Rock of Doom with Betty Boop
The original painting “The Rock of Doom” showed Perseus discovering Andromeda chained to a rock where she was to be sacrificed to a sea serpent due to Poseidon’s wrath.
Here, Betty Boop is seen in her place, embarrassed by her situation and hoping to be released.
American Gothic is again seen reinvented with another cartoon couple. This time Wilma and Fred Flintstone are seen instead of the original pair.
Wacky Racers irrelevant
Quentin Matsys’ original 1514 work showed a performance of “The Moneylender and His Wife” now with a bit of editing, it shows Dastardly and Muttley from Hanna-Barbera’s Wacky Races TV show,
Popeye visits Christ
The original image used for this Photoshopping dates back to 1515 and is a work by Hieronymous Bosch which shows a group of strange and wonderful people gathered together while Jesus Christ is seen carrying his crucifixion cross in the middle two.
Popeye might seem like an odd addition, but it’s actually a good choice for the cartoonish images that Bosch created.
Mario with Bowser’s head
In 1610, the Italian painter Caravaggio painted an oil painting depicting David sadly holding the severed head of slain Goliath. David didn’t look very happy.
When Astridala redesigned the view, but with Mario taking David’s shoes, they chose to make the Italian plumber much happier with his efforts. A headless bowser being the ultimate prize.
Portrait near the window
Rembrandt is well known for creating self-portraits. He has produced 80 different self-portraits over the years and one known as the One Window Self Portrait Print was the inspiration for this edition.
Now in place of the Dutch artist we see Eric Cartman from Southpark. He’s not the kind of character we’d expect to see inked in a portrait, but it certainly allows for a nifty re-imagining.
Written by Adrian Willings. Originally published on .