These Mashups Of Magazines And Classic Paintings Will Challenge Your Definition Of Art

These Mashups Will Challenge Your Definition Of Art

When ubiquitous reality star Kim Kardashian posed for Vogue with now-husband Kanye West, it was definitely iconic. Gizmodo writer Matt Novak even suggested that a selfie-centric photo from the shoot was "going to be taught in every media studies course of the next 100 years."

But do the magazine's photos of the über-exposed couple qualify as art?

That's exactly what Phillipines-based multimedia producer Eisen Bernardo seems to be arguing with his series "Mag + Art."

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Bernardo photoshops contemporary magazine covers into classic paintings with the aim of challenging how we see contemporary and classic art. Magazines are, he writes in his online portfolio, a "venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture," not unlike classic paintings were when they were created.

“Maybe in the future," he told Buzzfeed, "these covers can be considered classic art.

Check out Bernardo's reimagined paintings below.

Adele in "Mona Risa" by Leonardo da Vinci
Beyoncé in "Olga" by Pablo Picasso
Kate Winslet in "Blonde Odalisque" by Francois Boucher
Prince William in "Portrait of Monsieur M" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Angelina Jolie in "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli
Emma Watson in "Tess Kroll Pergament, the Artist's Sister" by Leon Kroll
Tom Cruise in "The Creation of Adam" by Michelagelo
Scarlett Johansson in "The Marilyn Diptych" by Andy Warhol
Miely Cyrus in "Portrait of Madame Récamier" By Jacques-Louis David
Harry Styles in "Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès" by Jacques-Louis David
James Franco in "The Anger of Achilles" by Jacques-Louis David
Gwen Stefani in "Dolce Far Niente" by John William Godward
Keira Knightley in "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer
Jennifer Lopez in "Destiny" by John William Waterhouse

Before You Go

Rene Magritte, "The Lovers"
Guido Reni, "Bacchus and Ariadne"
William Adolphe Bouguereau, "Idylle"
Carl Herpfer, "The Love Missive"
Grant Wood, "American Gothic"
Edward Hopper, "Office At Night"
Leonardo da Vinci, "Mona Lisa"
Gabriel Metsu, "The Old Drinker"
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, "Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca"
Frank Dicksee, "An Offering"
Jacob Jordaens, "The King Drinks"
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, "The Swing"
Roy Lichtenstein, "Girl in Mirror"
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "At the Café La Mie"
Arturo Ricci, "Afternoon Tea"
Willem de Kooning, "Woman, I"
Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre, "The Death of Harmonia"
Robert Reid, "Fleur de Lis"
Jean Honoré Fragonard, "The Love Letter"

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