Due to the elevated status of celebrities, we often forget that they are normal people, just like anyone else. But the glitz and glamour dazes us, and we forget that, if only for a moment. Same applies to famous historical personalities, and even to a greater extent: we can only see them through the works of (usually) great artists, and this dash of artistic genius always make these personalities look like demigods from a long-gone era of heroic men and women. But just like with celebrities, there's a reason to believe that they were normal regular people, despite their great achievements and stories about them.

This is why I wanted to take another look at these historical personalities and try to imagine them as if they lived in modern times. One of the perks of modern times is that everybody's fashion doesn't tell as much about their social status as it once did, and it makes them look equal, like you and me.

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Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

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william mcgloin
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6 months ago

The eyes reflect a haunted soul perfectly, but too many ears... 😬

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Seeing the works of photographer and digital artist Bas Uterwijk (IIIIII) made me create this series. Obviously he's a master at what he does and I tried to learn more from him, so I was very glad to receive some positive feedback from him! Nathan Shipley's works (III) also influenced me greatly.

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Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great

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Mimi M
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6 months ago

Pretty good. Widen the jaw a bit at the corners and you've got it.

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When choosing the character, the most time-consuming thing is to find an image that resembles the historical figure. I spend hours in image databases until I get the right picture. Each individual piece takes up to 2 hours, which is nothing compared to AI-unassisted methods.

#3

Anne Of Cleves

Anne Of Cleves

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Alessandria Lewis
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6 months ago

I like this one!

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I believe they are people who were born to shine. No matter how digitally "regular" AI makes them look, we will always have in mind that the subject of the image made a name for themselves in history. I really liked how George Washington, Vincent Van Gogh and Napoleon Bonaparte turned out because they perfectly capture their soul, in my opinion. My Instagram followers gave a lot of positive votes for these images too, so I was very happy that my hunch was correct.

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Chrissie Mörbe
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6 months ago

looks a bit like Ed Sheeran's older cousin

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#5

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Anton Kider
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6 months ago

Badass...

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Currently, I'm preparing the third part of the series that I showed here at Bored Panda, where I use Artificial Intelligence to imagine what celebrities who died too soon would be like today (III). Of course, who knows what I'm going to do after that, but I'm definitely going to keep experimenting with AI art, so follow my Instagram to keep yourself updated!

#6

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

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Beatrice Multhaupt
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6 months ago

The one on the left takes over countries while the one on the right raids corporations. Is it progress that we now use cell phones?

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#7

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

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Vicki Noble
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6 months ago

This is pretty spot-on for modern times.

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Of course, none of this would've been possible without AI intelligence, or at least it would've taken a very, very long time. I used software called Artbreeder, a platform that is widely used for generative AI art, and the FaceApp application to finish them up. I hope it turned out great. Enjoy!

#8

Henry VIII

Henry VIII

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Kat Downie
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6 months ago

The first incel

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#9

Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli

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boredpanDaman
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6 months ago

the ai dude is humming "im sexy and i kow it" song

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#10

George Washington

George Washington

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boredpanDaman
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6 months ago

the real dude was a president, the ai dude looks like a post office clerk, finally able to buy a bottle of (mid quality) white wine

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#11

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

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Zanni B
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6 months ago

Listen you are criticizing the captions say "modern times" meaning the body changes...things change from that time period

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#12

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
6 months ago

i can envision the ai dude painting as well. so, good

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#13

Caesar Augustus

Caesar Augustus

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BAN CAPITAL LETTERS
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6 months ago

top of head is not flat enough I think

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#14

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
6 months ago

ooo thats her!

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#15

Queen Nefertiti

Queen Nefertiti

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Jessica Allred
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6 months ago

I think if the face was at the same angle in both shots it would be better. Though she does have the wrong nose.

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#16

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

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Vicky Z
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6 months ago

This is completely wrong! You should put straight that woman from the subway that was in a previous post here

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Caligula

Caligula

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Sally Horrocks
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6 months ago

Should have been Jack Gleeson, aka Joffrey Baratheon

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#18

Catherine The Great

Catherine The Great

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boredpanDaman
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6 months ago

of, from an empress of russia to clerk stressed with her work, maybe heading to a lame birthday party...

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#19

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I

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Not A Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

AI doesn't like gingers much it seems...

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#20

Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor

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Josias Sarquiz
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6 months ago

Not accurate enough. Should just put a picture of Greta Thunberg

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#21

Da Vinci's "Salvador Mundi"

Da Vinci's "Salvador Mundi"

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
6 months ago

ppl, save your downvotes for hate speech and ugly stuff, but don't downvote opinions of others just bcs u disagree. bring ur own (counter)point and explain, but with just downvoting you might make it even harder for those more introvert of us to express themselves. be kind

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