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Artist Transforms Classical Paintings Using References From 'Sailor Moon,' 'Rick and Morty,' And More

Talk about creative.

When it comes to creativity, we often look to other sources for inspiration. And for artist and Tumblr user Lothlenan, that inspiration comes from classical paintings.

But rather than recreate some of the world's most famous works, Lothlenan transforms them in their own style, pulling from fantasy and pop culture references such as Sailor Moon and Adventure Time to place characters into paintings by Oscar-Claude Monet, Edward Mvnch, and more. 

For example, Lothlenan takes Munch's "The Scream" and replaces the figures with Rick and Morty characters, drawing upon the original work's Expressionist style. 

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Lothlenan also includes captions on some of their work, including details about the creative process.

"This was a nice exercise in mark making and trying to salvage texture in a digital painting," the artist writes in relation to the image below, based on the Monet painting 'Woman with a Parasol.' And yes, I fell into the trap of thinking impressionism would be simple … but found out it was more than I bargained for."

So whether you're into classical works, fantasy, or pop culture — be sure to check out more of Lothlenan's work below:

Based on "Self Portrait With Her Daughter" by Madame Le Brun.

(H/T: Bored Panda)

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