For anyone who fell in love with Walt Disney’s Dumbo or begged their mum to let them watch Bambi on repeat (yours truly), this artwork is really going to impress you.
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The DesignCrowd community came up with the brilliant idea of inserting famous cartoon characters into classic artworks, from Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle as Mona Lisa to Family Guy‘s Lois and Stewie in Raphael’s The Small Cowper Madonna.
Artists have let their creative juices flow as they digitally altered some of the world’s most recognizable masterpieces by replacing the original subject with our childhood heroes.
The results are magnificent, and below are some of the highlights from the community pages of DesignCrowd (a graphic design company based in Australia).
Diego Velázquez’ Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor) with Cinderella.
Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle
Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait the Mona Lisa gets a face swap thanks to Belle.
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Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Sandro Botticelli’s highly praised painting The Birth of Venus (which dates back to the mid 1480s) has the goddess Venus swapped out for Ariel.
Family Guy‘s Lois and Stewie
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s Lois and Stewie are featured somewhere we would never expect them to be — in Italian Renaissance artist Raphael’s The Small Cowper Madonna (the original is believed to be dated around 1505).
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Conestabile Madonna by Italian Renaissance artist Raphael gets a strange addition with A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh character Eeyore.
Dumbo transforms into Hindu god Ganesha.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, which can be found on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, meets the Seven Dwarfs.
Expressionist artist Edvard Munch’s The Scream gets a Pink Panther twist.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about these new artworks is how they don’t actually look that out of place (well, some of them, at least). Who knew cartoon characters and images depicting our rich history could actually have so much in common?
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