Classical Art in Modern Contexts: 25 Clever Artistic Remixes

Art Classics Remixed as Home Decor

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Mineheart, Art & Hue and Ibride are among the companies mixing classical art with contemporary houseware design, altering the originals with a pop art twist and using them as prints on pillows, posters, plates and other items.

LEGO Tribute to Classical Art

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Flickr user Udronotto (Marco Pece) mixes LEGOs with painted or photographed scenes to recreate famous paintings, including Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks at the Diner and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Outings: Classic Art Brought to the Streets

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In an interactive art project called ‘Outings,’ French artist Julien de Casabianca invites the public to snap photos of lesser-known portraits hanging in art museums, print them out and paste them onto urban surfaces. The project removes the characters from their historical and cultural contexts to give them new life beyond dusty, rarely-examined museum corners.