It's always fun to see paintings, cartoons or anime characters come to life when people create realistic edits of them. Inspired by that, award-winning comic book writer Magdalena Vissagio decided she would try to see how famous historical figures would look if they lived in modern times. She uses mobile apps to create these edits, specifically FaceApp and AirBrush, and the results are quite impressive.

Magdalena writes on her Twitter account: "A lot of people think I'm a digital artist or whatever, so let me clarify how I work. Everything you see here is done in Faceapp+Airbrush on my phone. On the outside, each takes between 15-30 mins."

More info: Instagram | Instagram | twitter.com

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

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hyperunknown
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11 months ago

At the airport: - Name? - Alexander. - Occupation? - No, "sightseeing".

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Apps these days let you do all kinds of things, from changing the way you look to turning you into a cartoon character, to even bringing photos to life! A.I. has gone very far recently and we carry it around in our pockets. It's only a matter of time before A.I. will be a big part of our everyday lives.

#2

Henry VIII

Henry VIII

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Miruku_Spilt
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11 months ago

Man looks like a school teacher

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#3

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

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Chloe
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11 months ago

Politician vibes

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It would be very interesting to see Abraham Lincoln or George Washington these days. What would be their views? Would they still be in politics? Would Alexander the Great conquer the world or TikTok? Too bad that we're never going to find out—we can only see how they would look thanks to Magdalena and her project.

#4

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

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Jennifer .S
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11 months ago

Isn't that just one of the Wet Bandits from Home Alone

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

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Cip IESAN
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11 months ago

He looks a bit like Biggus Dickus!

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Magdalena Vissagio has over 40k followers on her Twitter account and creates comics. She is a writer and her most recent work is 'Cold Bodies' published by Dark Horse. If you're interested in reading it, go to her profile and check it out!

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Caravaggio

Caravaggio

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Misty Rose
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11 months ago

looks like Al Pacino

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#7

Augustus

Augustus

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Agnieszka
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11 months ago

were all the Romans so beautiful?

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What do you think of these edits? Do you think they are accurate? Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments down below and upvote the ones you like best! Also, go show some support to Magdalena and her work, maybe even DM her if you have a specific request for a historical figure.

#8

Tutankhamen

Tutankhamen

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Cip IESAN
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11 months ago

Rap & Hip hop star Toot' N' Khamen.

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#9

Caesar Augustus (Gaius Octavius)

Caesar Augustus (Gaius Octavius)

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Sarcastic Cow
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11 months ago

* random cruel member from royal family* character

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#10

Alexander Dumas

Alexander Dumas

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Cip IESAN
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11 months ago

Phil Lynott, the lead vocalist and bassist of Thin Lizzy!

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#11

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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Joanne O'Brien
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11 months ago

Give him back his beard!

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#12

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren

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Aria Whitaker
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11 months ago

Quaker Oat man :)

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#13

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor

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Tuna Fish
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11 months ago

Wow. Spot on.

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#14

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth

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Cip IESAN
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11 months ago

The mugshot?

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#15

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

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Aunt Messy
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11 months ago

Not even close.

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#16

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell

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lara
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11 months ago

A real bastard.

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#17

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

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Spittnimage
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11 months ago

Native Americans refuse to use $20 bills because his picture is on it. He was responsible for the Trail of Tears.

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#18

Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln

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LesAnimaux
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11 months ago

This looks as if someone threw the Avengers in a blender

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#19

John Tyler

John Tyler

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engineer_nope.avi
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11 months ago

Fun fact: one of his grandchildren is still alive as of 2021. Not great grandchildren, Grandchild.

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#20

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

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Jamie artis
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11 months ago

and here we have arguably the worst president in history.

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#21

Nero

Nero

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Cip IESAN
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11 months ago

Ed Sheeran?

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#22

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

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LesAnimaux
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11 months ago

Disney princess or Waardenburg syndrome

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#23

Queen Anne of England

Queen Anne of England

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Jjiinnee
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11 months ago

I don't see it.

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#24

Richard II Of England

Richard II Of England

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Chloe
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11 months ago

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#25

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore

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Emme Magnolia
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11 months ago

Kind of looks like Alec Baldwin

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#26

James Madison

James Madison

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Jamma
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11 months ago

"James Madison wrote 29. Hamilton wrote the other 51!"

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#27

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

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Corbin Jernigan
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11 months ago

Not throwing shade but... his head is very square

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#28

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

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Requiem
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11 months ago

its two paintings

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#29

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

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beastmachine.
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11 months ago

No...

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#30

Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

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Jjiinnee
Community Member
11 months ago

The painting is beautiful but the modern woman is too thin to match.

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