Art

Renaissance paintings mixed up with pop culture

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

Marco Battaglini historical work turn modern
Marco Battaglini historical work turn modern
Marco Battaglini historical work turn modern
Marco Battaglini historical work turn modern
Marco Battaglini historical work turn modern

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.