Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Re-creations

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Nighthawks is a painting by Edward Hopper, showing people in a late night diner:


Most people are probably more familiar with Boulevard of Broken Dreams, the Gottfried Helnwein variation of Nighthawks, featuring Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, and Elvis Presley in place of Hopper's more anonymous characters. 


Ikea has recreated some famous paintings using flat-pack furniture, including Nighthawks:


Here are some more . . . 
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The Potato Eaters, by Vincent Van Gogh, 1885

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Luncheon of the Boating Party, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Another fascinating recreation of a Van Gogh artwork has been carried out by the Art Institute of Chicago to celebrate a current exhibition “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms”. The exhibition features all three paintings Van Gogh created of his bedroom, along with 36 other Van Gogh works.

The recreation is part of a Chicago's River North neighbourhood and can be rented on Airbnb for $US10 per night. The exhibition begin on 14 February and is on until 10 May 2016.

The Bedroom, painted in 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh

The recreation




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Another famous recreation, this one of Da Vinci's The Last Supper:




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