Modern Photographic Recreations of Classic Renaissance Portraits

Italy-based photographer Mark Abouzeid recreates classic Renaissance paintings with real people for his photo series titled The New New World. His updated rendition of these portraits focus on composition, costuming, and props rather than finding the original subjects' doppelgnger. In fact, the photographer takes the liberty of changing the person's race in a few instances.

The series presents a contemporary look for the classic works of art. While painting was the main mode of capturing one's image during the Renaissance, our modern era is far more accustomed to taking photographs. Abouzeid's collection of works reflect the new way of life and modern society's adopted medium, while maintaining the dated attire and artistic configuration of the past. The photographer welcomes viewers to the new New World.

Mark Abouzeid website
via [Faith is Torment]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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