Swiping, scrolling, instagrammin’, catching a regular selfie… It all seems so familiar these days. But what if we had this technology decades ago? That’s exactly what the “Art x Smart” project, by Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu, explores. By injecting 21st century gadgets into famous historical artworks, he takes us to a utopian reality where ancient and modern times meet. [Read more...]

The author of this project, Kim Dong-Kyu, doesn’t seem to be short on humor. For example, he took a classic like van Gogh’s “The Room” and turned it into a hipsterish studio apartment with a neon city bike and miles of charger wires. Apart from being absurdly funny, these works also draw attention to our relationship with new technologies and their influence on modern society. By comparing the originals and their remakes, you can experience an uprising feeling of loneliness, alienation and shallowness in those where the subjects are tethered to modern technologies.

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“The Room” by Vincent van Gogh

“The Dream” by Pablo Picasso

“A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat

“The Card Players” by Paul Cézanne

“Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich

“The Ancient of Days” by William Blake

“L’absinthe” by Edgar Degas

“The Balcony” by Edouard Manet

“Portrait de Marie Therese Walter” by Pablo Picasso

“Rokeby Venus” by Diego Velázquez

“Over the Town” by Marc Chagall

“Alphonsine Fournaise” by Auguste Renoir

“The Luncheon On the Grass” by Edouard Manet

“L’homme Au Balcon” by Gustave Caillebotte

“In the Conservatory” by Edouard Manet

“The Death Of Marat” by Jacques-Louis David

“Old Man In Sorrow” by Vincent van Gogh

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch

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