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Photographers Cleverly Remake Old Master Paintings

In 2011, Booooooom creator Jeff Hamada began The Remake Project, a competition that challenged professional and amateur artists to recreate their favorite old master paintings as contemporary photographs. The results were fantastic, as creatives painted their bodies, concocted elaborate sets, and struck a pose just like their classic counterparts. Several years later, this project has taken its next logical step as a publication released through Chronicle Books titled Remake: Master Works of Art Reimagined.

This book features a side-by-side look at submissions from the contest, and they offer an incredible range of photographic interpretations. Some artists reenact the scenes flawlessly, while others present a looser comparison, opting to capture the essence of the piece rather than an exact depiction. Whatever the style may be, the photos are a clever way to remember and reinvent art history. Remake: Master Works of Art Reimagined is currently available through the Colossal Shop.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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