Tuesday, November 27, 2012

{Self-Portraits as Famous Paintings}

Or, you know... something like that.
I've been wanting to do this since forever but I didn't have the inspiration nor the time to do it. Since I have to take some photos for my photography class assignment I decided to give it a shot. They were 5 but I'm just letting you guys see 3 since I didn't like how the other 2 turned out. The painting I did where:
  • "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer
  • "Self-Portrait" by Frida Kahlo
  • "Son of Man" by RenĂ© Magritte
"Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer

"Self-Portrait" by Frida Kahlo

"Son of Man" by René Magritte

The ones that didn't make it where:
  • "American Gothic" by Grant Wood
  • "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe" by Vincent van Gogh.
Not the easiest thing to do since I had no tripod so I had to "make" one {that being using boxed, chairs and other things to place the camera} but it was fun. One of the comments I received from one girl at university was "You sure have a lot of weird clothes" I just had to laugh.

I want to do something by Roy Lichtenstein in the future since I didn't have to paint my face with any of this photos {Except Frida's but that was just a plain black line} so expect some other photos similar to this ones soon... Ok not that soon but whatever.

♫ Obstacle 2 by Interpol


  1. Awesome! Would love to see more. Great idea.

  2. Wow. Great job! Your girl with pearl earring is as stunning as the real thing.

  3. I agree with the 'other' anonymous.. although they are all wonderful your "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is absolutely stunning.. Love it..

  4. These are really great!

  5. I would own your "Girl with a Pearl Earring" portrait. Love everything about it. :)