Classical art ages like fine wine. Transcending time and trends, it continues to inspire modern artists and reimagined masters. Which is why we curated a collection of iconic works and modern takes with a twist.
Infused with new perspectives, inclusivity, and timely trends, remixed versions of museum classics put a new age spin on timeless conversation pieces. For centuries, artists have pushed the boundaries of society and creativity alike. Spanning the softness of plein-air impressionism to the chaos of abstract expressionism, the following artists paved the way for the art styles we know and love today.
From pop culture renditions of da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” to diverse depictions of Picasso’s “Blue Nude,” legendary works live on through modern artists — making it easier than ever to add remixed classic vibes to your space. Keep scrolling to discover refreshed renditions blending timeless with timely.
Van Gogh’s The Starry Night Reimagined
With a flair for the dramatic, Vincent Van Gogh made an enduring impact on post-impressionism with his use of rich colors and bold brushstrokes. Over 100 years later, one of his most famous pieces, “The Starry Night,” continues to serve as a muse for artists of all styles. From animals at the forefront of swirling skies to references to pop culture characters, reimagined renditions can add mesmerizing vibes to your space while capturing your unique personality.
Klimt’s The Kiss Reimagined
Using thinly-veiled symbolism, Gustav Klimt created enchanting art challenging societal perspectives on sexuality. Incorporating erotic and metallic elements, his works set the stage for the empowerment of the “femme fatale” throughout art. Today, “The Kiss” continues to be reinvented to represent love and intimacy without restraint. From vibrant, quirky takes to inclusive variations, there are enough modern depictions of his golden embraced couple to celebrate your love language.
Picasso’s Blue Nude Reimagined
Experimenting with multiple styles, Pablo Picasso set the trajectory for a reinventive, evolutionary approach to creativity. “Blue Nude” from his “Blue Period” illustrates the ability of monochromatic hues to convey a poetic and raw emotional depth. Today, it’s reimagined to celebrate the authentic beauty of physiques of all forms, using all styles — from eye-catching abstracts that add energy to soft watercolors that inspire introspection.
Monet’s Water Lilies Reimagined
Known alongside Van Gogh as a pioneer of French impressionism, Claude Monet captured the beauty of nature through a style of painting outdoors known as “plein-air.” More than a century later, his “Water Lilies” series continues to inspire everyone from fine artists to abstract creators. Whether you want a similar take on soft colors, natural lighting and delicate texture, or an expressive piece with street art vibes, these artists blend varying styles with timeless earthy vibes.
Kandinsky’s Squares With Concentric Circles Reimagined
Creating one of the first ever abstract paintings, Wassily Kandinsky’s blends of bold, contrasting hues and geometric shapes would change the way people saw art forever. His experiential piece Squares With Concentric Circles would go on to influence several electrifying renditions merging color and chaos. From delicate shades to bold hues, today’s modern takes encompass decor styles of all kinds making it easy for anyone to bring energy to their space.
Matisse’s Cut Outs Reimagined
Leading the transition from traditional painting toward creative expression fueled by intuition and fluidity, Henri Matisse is known for his use of colors, textiles and shapes. His Cut Outs collection has inspired exuberant, unapologetic works ever since. From patterned botanicals to mixed-media collages, the several lively renditions of his style can add pops of color, dimension, or balanced chaos to any wall.
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