Digital artists bring historical paintings to life

By on Thursday, November 3, 2016

Digital artists have re-imagined some of the world’s most iconic paintings.

The artworks include the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough and self-portraits of Rembrandt and Raphael. The images are meant to reflect on what paintings would have looked like if the artist had camera technology at their disposal when the paintings were created.

The images were created by first using a model, with extremely detailed make up and costume and taking a photograph.

It wasthen handed over to a digital artist who added in the more detailed elements. The digital artist’s job was to make sure the photo wasas close as possible to the actual photograph, whilst also honouring the original painting. The artist had to match the styling, lighting, and textures of the painting to create the best possible representation.

These paintings are part of a campaign to promote a new programme called ‘Raiders of the Lost Art’, which will be airing weekly from November 9th on the Yesterday channel. The new show tells the stories of famous pieces of art that have been lost over the years and will feature art detectives and forensic analysts who will attempt to track down missing artwork. The audience will see rare archival footage, re-enactments and expert commentary. The programme will include famous heists such as the Mona Lisa, the Nazi trove and the missing Fabergé eggs.

Read more: Mail Online

Involved agency: Taylor Herring

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