Be prepared for art history as you know it to be totally flipped upside down in the coolest of ways! Classic paintings are put side-by-side with brilliant nerd versions featuring modern-day cartoons and video game characters. In no way are these works meant to dilute the originals – rather, these nerdy artists pay homage to the historical painters by recreating illustrations with a geeky flair.
Paintings by renowned artists, such as famous Impressionists like Claude Monet, are re-imagined in geek style below. Talent abounds in these bold artworks that both art history buffs and pop culture superfans can thoroughly enjoy. Vote up the best nerdy renditions that honor the style of the original artist.
“The Scream” from Edvard Munch is re-imagined and features Rick and Morty, thanks to the talented Lothlenan.
Giorgia Lenzi pays homage to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Lady With an Ermine” through this stunning artwork of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.
“Van Gogh Self-Portrait” is now the epic self portrait of Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons, thanks to the mind of the artist limpfish!
The iconic poster of Le Chat Noir now has a beautiful Umbreon Pokemon form, thanks to the talented missypena.
Nabranger transforms Jacques-Louis David’s timeless piece, “Napoleon Crossing the Alps,” into a Super Mario-themed thrill ride!
Vincent van Gogh’s charming painting of “Vase With Fifteen Sunflowers” is even more adorable with missypena‘s Pokemon version.
“The Creation of Adam” is a classic painting from Michelangelo, which goes rogue with Adventure Timecharacters by the skillfull glitchedpuppet.
William Merritt Chase’s painting of “Girl In A Japanese Costume” is brilliantly reborn as the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street by HillaryWhiteRabbit.
“Liberty Leading the People” from Eugène Delacroix gets an unexpected and lovely Overwatch mashup from 4rca.
“Saturn Devouring His Son” by Francisco Goya took an even more horrific turn when Sukkan recreated the piece as Kirby devouring his son.
HillaryWhiteRabbit‘s reimagination of François Boucher’s “Reclining Girl” as He Man‘s Skeletor is an awesome masterpiece.
Missypena takes Vincent van Gogh’s classic painting of “Starry Night” and gives it a shiny Pokemonsetting!
Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth Of Venus is reborn in Dragon Ball Z style through Kakit‘s stylish artwork.
Claude Monet’s beautiful painting of “Les Coquelicots” is flipped to accommodate Gundam Wing mechs in HillaryWhiteRabbit‘s epic mashup.
Kurashiki Nanka mashes up the video game DOOM with Hokusai’s “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” to craft a glorious new fusion.