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The best photoconlays on paintings by famous artists, made for the project “Take a picture of the Rembrandt type”

Back in December 2018, an open-ended project called “Rembrandt-type snapshot” was launched, and a huge number of people became interested. Project participants were supposed to reproduce in their photographs famous works of classical art. And I must say that many managed to reproduce the atmosphere of masterpieces to the smallest detail. This review contains the brightest and most interesting works of the participants of this unusual project.

“Let’s revive the past!”, The organizers of the open project “Take pictures of Rembrandt type” addressed to all lovers of creativity and photography, and they came to work for the competition from different parts of the world. Not only classical paintings come to life in the photos, but also sculptures and medieval miniatures – the imagination of the project participants is not limited to absolutely nothing. And what happens is, see for yourself.

1. Exact color range
Wladyslaw Theodore Benda – Polish-American artist, famous illustrator, designer and creator of famous masks. He studied drawing in Vienna and Krakow, and in 1898 with his family moved to live in the United States. It is believed that among other beauties from the pages of American magazines of the time, his girls stood out for their mysterious and refined exoticism.

2. Almost one face!
In 1792, N. Karamzin’s sentimental novel “Poor Lisa” was published, and after 35 years, the artist Orest Kiprensky wrote a picture of the same name on the plot of this work. It is based on the tragic story of a young peasant girl, seduced by a nobleman and abandoned by him, as a result of which she committed suicide.

3. “Picturesque” snapshot
Gabriel Ferrier was born in Nice in 1847. He studied painting at the Paris School of Fine Arts, his teachers were Pills, Lecoq, de Boisbaudran and Hebert. He copied the paintings of famous artists, and one of the most famous of his copies – “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci.

4. The early years of the Duke of Urbino
Fragment of the Urbian diptych by the Italian artist Piero della Francesca “Portrait of Federigo da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza”, 1465 – 1472

5. One to one
Fragment of the painting by the Italian Leonardesque artist Bernardino Luini “Salome with the head of John the Baptist”, 1525 – 1530

When exactly this artist started working today nobody knows. But his early paintings are made in the late Gothic style. Art historians believe that the style of his painting has changed under the influence of Leonardo, who was his teacher. It is believed that he created a huge number of works, and since he has written many paintings and frescoes, if the opinion is that he was the owner of a thriving art workshop. After the artist’s death, his students continued his work.

6. Striking similarities
Female portrait on the illustration of the Polish-American artist Vladislav Theodor Benda.
7. Fluffy Muse
Painting “White Cat”, made in the genre of animalism by the French painter and graphic artist Pierre Bonnard, 1894.

Pierre Bonnard is a French artist whose work is closely associated with the Nabi group. This current had a serious impact on European painting. Nabidas expressed their inner world through flat decorative images. Bannara was called Japanese and “Japanese nabid himself”, since his main predilection was Oriental ornaments and Japanese engraving.

8. Perfect accuracy
A sensual painting with the red-haired Eve of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt “The Serpent-Tempter”.

9. Inspiration by the painting
The famous canvas of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt “Kiss”, written using gold leaf, 1907 – 1908

10. Time traveler
A portrait of a red-haired woman, made by an Austrian painter and graphic artist Egon Schiele, entitled “Sitting Woman with a Bent Knee”, 1917.

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The best photoconlays on paintings by famous artists, made for the project "Take a picture of the Rembrandt type"
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