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Then and Now: Pop culture characters are given the masters’ touch in these reimagined paintings

We’re into variety and since we know that creativity knows no bounds and that’s why we’re not surprised to see another unique take on classic paintings. See more of David Barton’s reimagined paintings of traditional artists after the jump.

Monet, Van Gogh, Dali and Vermeer would have let out a snicker or two had they been alive now to see David Barton’s take on their masterpieces. Barton paid a comical homage to the world-renowned artists as he infused these famous pop culture characters into their iconic works of art.

Marge Simpson became the Girl with Pearl Earring by Vermeer and pulls it off with her iconic blue hair. Apu, still from “The Simpsons” is a dead-ringer of the master surrealist, Salvador Dali himself with the matching pointed mustache and wide-eyed stare. But we think what Barton really hit spot-on was Monet’s Woman with a Parasol as he placed Darth Vader in a field of flowers holding a dainty parasol instead of his iconic dreaded red lightsaber.

All of Barton’s pieces offer a quick laugh to anyone who’s looking for a quick kick of humor and maybe, creative inspiration. His attention to the masters’ signature details in their art are very much seen in his visual work. Even Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait did not escape Barton’s make-over. And come to think of it, Groundskeeper Willie does look like Van Gogh’s long lost cousin.

All information and photos used in this article were sourced from Limp Fish via Design Taxi.

written by cheeo

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