In 2011, Booooooom creator Jeff Hamada began The Remake Project, a competition that challenged professional and amateur artists to recreate their favourite old masters paintings as contemporary photographs. The results were fantastic, as creatively 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 Re-imagined.
This book features a side-by-side look at submissions from the contest, and they offer an incredible range of photographic interpretations. Some artists re-enact 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 Re-imagined is currently available through the Colossal Shop.
Salvador Dali, “The Ship,” 1942-43, watercolor on paper, remake by Justin Nunnink
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “The Day Dream,” 1880, oil on canvas, remake by Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto
Rene Magritte, “The Lovers,” 1928, oil on canvas, remake by Linda Cieniawska
Ramon Casas i Carbo, “After the Ball,” 1895, oil on canvas, remake by Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto
Jacques Louis David, “The Death of Marat,” 1793, oil on canvas, remake by Adrianne Adelle
Edward Hopper, “Nighthawks,” 1942, oil on canvas, remake by Bastian Vice and Jiji Seabird