Sometimes in my voyages across the Internet in search of new stuff for the blog, I come across something fun. This was just such a discovery. On the site Bouguereau Remastered, assorted artists create variations on famous William-Adolphe Bouguereau works, usually with some satirical bent. Bouguereau, of course, frequently painted children (often his own), and so there are plenty of examples of these works represented at Bouguereau Remastered; I chose those I felt were the best.
Among my favorite pieces at BR were the assorted versions of L’amour moille:
This is cool. Digital artist Cézar Brandão has created a 3D rendering of the figure from L’amour moille:
Ron English, who is famous for his satirical paintings using KISS figures, did a take on Alma Parens:
A cute little rock girl based on Bouguereau’s Un moment du repos:
This artist created a parody of La charite featuring rock star Slash:
A couple of different versions of La tricoteuse:
Pictures of the figures stepping out of their frames are quite popular at Bouguereau Remastered:
The best ones seem to incorporate completely incongruous aspects:
These next two are particularly sweet and lovely:
I think this last is my favorite:
Popaganda – The Art and Crimes of Ron English (Official Site)
Note: I will be featuring more work from Ron English in the future, so keep a look out for him.
Mark’s Backyard (Mark Lawrence/Aards2′s Official Site)
Kenneth Rougeau (Official Site)
Worth1000 (Most of the artists who aren’t identified by real names here have pages and bios at Worth1000.)