by Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 24 October 2013

Fan of art but not feeling the old-worldly vibe most of the classic painters give off in their masterpieces? Marco Battaglini is probably your kind of artist. This Costa Rica based artist re-creates classic art with pop culture and irony playing a major role in the background.

There’s Reni’s Bacchus and Ariadne transformed with tattoos, a Mohawk, colorful underwear and aerial advertising; Giordano’s Archangel Michael Hurls transformed with a Superman costume, graffiti and tattoos, plus Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus brought to life with (again) tattoos, a Louis Vuitton bag and a post-apocalyptic city in the background.

Call it a blasphemous statement but I kinda like the way these masterpieces have been toyed with. Maybe even moreso than the originals.

Via Beautiful Decay