I got a list of classical paintings that I have always been wanting to re-create through photography. Old masters like Van Gogh, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Caravaggio or Dürer, not only still provide a sort of framework for today’s modern visual aesthetics but they also shaped our understanding of composition, lighting, posing and subject matter – especially relating to landscapes and portraits. These great masters of old have influenced us all, and in many ways we owe our own visual language to them.
Because of that I have always wanted to re-make some of these old images, with one of my favorite being the above daVinci’s “Lady with an Ermine“.
So I came across Booooooom.com and this remake competition, which is really fun to browse through.
Some entries are really well though through and executed, really imitating the originals. Then there are really clever ones with modern interpretations of old themes that make you chuckle. A fun project.
Now, I need to go and remake my own. What do you think of these? Which one is your favorite and why? Leave a comment.