Photographer Gregory Masouras, 26, started to attract the attention of many, including design, photography, and fashion professionals, when he began posting strange-yet-effective photo manipulations of paradisiacal landscapes of Athens and Disney princesses on his Instagram. He candidly admits that in 2012, his #AnimationInReality project started just because he wanted to test the camera of his new smartphone by taking pictures of Athens. But one fateful day, he saw a cloud shaped like a Batman logo. While he was doing some photo editing, the idea was born. The plan worked and grew steadily, giving rise to new digital art projects.

Some of his unique artworks have already been shown here at Bored Panda, including his youtube video, fashion magazine, Oscars, and Game of Thrones edits. In this article, we give attention to his works where popular characters from the Disney universe pose as models of Renaissance and Modern era paintings. When asked about why he chose these famous characters, in particular, he said that it's because "all the Disney characters have a special story and characteristics, where they can be adapted to all the facts with little imagination."

His purpose in making these Photoshop images of Disney characters is both straightforward and complex. The digital artist told that for him, Disney characters are attractive because they are easy to integrate into reality. And for him, this acts as the "liberation of adult imagination using tools that were, up to now, reserved for younger audiences."

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Creation Of Adam / Lion King

Creation Of Adam / Lion King

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Autumn Walton
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1 year ago

that's really kind of disturbing.

#2

The Son Of Man / Mickey Mouse

The Son Of Man / Mickey Mouse

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

That one's funny! And the hat really fits Mickey

#3

Lady With An Ermine / Evil Queen From Snow White

Lady With An Ermine / Evil Queen From Snow White

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Night Owl
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1 year ago (edited)

I love how he also changes the hands (by Mickey too)

#4

Persistence Of Memory / Chip, Cogsworth, Lumière, Mrs. Potts

Persistence Of Memory / Chip, Cogsworth, Lumière, Mrs. Potts

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Renae Dougherty
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1 year ago

love me some Dali

#5

Scream / Cinderella

Scream / Cinderella

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Bean59
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1 year ago

lol

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#6

Amalia De Llano / Snow White

Amalia De Llano / Snow White

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Night Owl
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1 year ago (edited)

Beautiful (both pictures/ladies)

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#7

The Last Supper / Disney Princesses

The Last Supper / Disney Princesses

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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1 year ago

When everyone's crowded on to one side of the table.

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#8

Girl With A Pearl Earring / Sleeping Beauty

Girl With A Pearl Earring / Sleeping Beauty

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Bean59
Community Member
1 year ago

cuteeee!

#9

Liberty Leading The People / Jasmine

Liberty Leading The People / Jasmine

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Elaine Dodge
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1 year ago

What's with masking out the nipples in the Disney version but not the original? So bizarre! Like the Disney nipples are of 'real people' or something! And do they really not know that masking them is only drawing more attention to them anyway?

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#10

Birth Of Venus / Jessica Rabbit

Birth Of Venus / Jessica Rabbit

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Elaine Dodge
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1 year ago

I have a square black hole on my chest. Because someone thinks a Disney character is a real person but the woman in the original picture isn't? How odd?

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#11

Mona Lisa / Mulan

Mona Lisa / Mulan

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*Clears throat*
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1 year ago

I love it personally it looks really good

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The Forgotten Guards/ Hercules, Prince Naveen And Prince Eric

The Forgotten Guards/ Hercules, Prince Naveen And Prince Eric

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Renae Dougherty
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1 year ago

why does Eric have a mustache? No thank you!

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