Celebrities Humorously Re-Imagined as Classic Paintings

Steve Carell

What if today's celebrities went beyond TV and film and were actually the stars of classic paintings? Several photo manipulators over on Worth1000, a website where various users submit their Photoshopped images, explore just what that would look like. From film legend Jack Nicholson and soulful singer Adele to comedic performers Steve Carell and Weird Al Yankovic, there is no celebrity that is off limits.

The images, often found in specific galleries titled Modern Renaissance, exhibit the work of skilled photo manipulators with a sense of humor. The playful re-imaginings offer realistic renditions (taking note of color, tone, light, and saturation) that make you question whether the real girl with a pearl earring was actually Johnny Depp…

Jack Nicholson

Jennifer Aniston

Katy Perry


Amy Winehouse

Jake Gyllenhaal

Christian Bale

Alec Baldwin

Winona Ryder

Weird Al Yankovic

Johnny Depp

Worth1000 website
via [Lost at E Minor]


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 NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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