Art history is getting a Disney makeover in a new series of illustrations by artist Carlos Gromo. These imaginative renditions place characters from animated feature films into famous works of art, such as Gustav Klimt's The Kiss and Grant Wood's American Gothic.
The Spanish artist began the series in 2019 as a way to make classical paintings more engaging for people who are not familiar with art history. Gromo redraws the compositions of iconic masterpieces and substitutes the subjects with Disney characters that fit with the theme. What makes each of his illustrations so charming is how he seamlessly blends Disney's iconic style into the design. Gromo includes a small thumbnail of the original inspiration in the corner of each piece so viewers can see the transformation.
Some of his reimaginings fit all too well. For instance, Gromo combines Henry Meynell Rheam's The Fairy Wood with the cast of Snow White. In this elaborate composition, the raven-haired princess strolls through the forest in an ivory gown, as the seven dwarves help carry the train of her cape. In the background, the prince can be spotted riding his white horse in Snow White's direction. Likewise, Ariel and Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid are fittingly placed into John William Waterhouse's painting The Siren, in which Eric lovingly gazes up at Ariel playing a harp on a rock.
You can purchase prints, keychains, and other artwork on Gromo's Etsy shop, and see more Disney-inspired artwork by following the artist on Instagram.
Spanish artist Carlos Gromo reimagines famous works of art with Disney characters from animated feature films.
He hopes these whimsical renditions will encourage more people to learn about art history.
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