Photographer Gregory Masouras, 26, started to attract the attention of many, including design, photography, and fashion professionals, when he began posting a strange-yet-effective mix 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 editing the photo, the idea was born. The plan worked and grew steadily, giving rise to new projects. 

Some of his works 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 Disney princesses and other characters pose as models of Renaissance and Modern era paintings. When asked about why he chose Disney 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 Disney character edits is both straightforward and complex. He 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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#1

Creation Of Adam / Lion King

Creation Of Adam / Lion King

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Autumn Walton
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6 days 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
Community Member
3 weeks 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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3 weeks 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
Community Member
3 weeks ago

love me some Dali

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#5

Scream / Cinderella

Scream / Cinderella

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Bean59
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3 weeks ago

lol

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#6

Amalia De Llano / Snow White

Amalia De Llano / Snow White

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Night Owl
Community Member
3 weeks 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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Ben
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3 weeks ago

I like the other picture but this 1 is terrible compared to original.

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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
3 weeks ago

cuteeee!

#9

Liberty Leading The People / Jasmine

Liberty Leading The People / Jasmine

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Elaine Dodge
Community Member
3 weeks 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
Community Member
3 weeks 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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MJ
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3 weeks ago

Nope...

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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
Community Member
3 weeks ago

why does Eric have a mustache? No thank you!

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