Detail of Easter Bunny by Wiz on FreakingNews. Click for bigger (1244×1963)
This Easter Bunny was the winner of the third prize in the Easter 2012 photoshop pictures contest on FreakingNews. It was created by Australian digital artist Wiz, who used Bouguereau’s 1892 painting Le Guêpier (The Wasp’s Nest) to create this Playboy cover.
Below you can compare the two versions. Click the first to visit the gallery where you will find nearly twenty other variations on the original painting. Click the second to view Easter Bunny on FreakingNews. The third image shows another fake Playboy cover here on Bouguereau Remastered. Click to visit the associated gallery.
Detail of Fardeau agreable featuring Tintin and Captain Haddock, by Kristina Gehrmann. Click for full image
This Remastered Bouguereau is the creation of young German digital artist and freelance illustrator Kristina Gehrmann, who specializes in story illustrations and character concepts in a realistic style, using Photoshop and a tablet. She studied three years at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence and is currently studying illustration at the Akademie Leonardo in Hamburg. She publishes her work on her website and on DeviantArt.
Kristina’s version of Bouguereau’s Fardeau Agreable (“pleasant burden”) is based on the master’s 1895 work of the same name. Her comment on this variation:
“Even if Tintin and his adventures sometimes are a burden to Captain Haddock – all he wants is quiet and peace at home at Marlinspike Hall! – it is a pleasant burden he would never give up, no matter how much danger and hardship they have to endure together. That’s why this is the most epic (b)romance ever.”
Below you can compare the two versions. Click the first to visit the gallery where you will find a dozen contemporary variations on Bouguereau’s original painting. Click the second to view Fardeau agreable by Kristina Gehrmann on DeviantArt.
Detail of Givenchy in ‘Le Crépuscule’ by Achraf Amiri. Click for full image (1000×1456)
Director/illustrator Achraf Amiri (born in Brussels in 1988, working in London) calls himself “the hidden son of the Addams Family”. Among his vast range of works is a series of spoofs of classic works of art (entitled FASHION WEEK AT THE MUSEUM), including Bouguereau’s Humeur Nocturne (Evening Mood, 1882). View the full series here (text is in Flemish) or here.
Below you can compare the two versions. Click the first to visit the gallery where you will find over 50 remastered versions of Bouguereau’s original painting. Click the second to view Givenchy in ‘Le Crépuscule’ on Achraf Amiri’s website.
Detail of Visitor by philcheese on Worth1000. Click for full image
RenSightings is a contest on Worth1000 which challenges digital artists to “take a classic work of art and include some indisputable UFO reference”. The fifth edition, in April 2014, drew 17 entries, one of which was a Remastered Bouguereau. Visitor by Philcheese won Silver in this contest. His creation is based on Bouguereau’s 1882 painting Fishing for Frogs. Both versions are shown below. Click the first to visit the gallery where you will find two more contemporary versions. Click the second to view Visitor on Worth1000.
Detail of Feeling the music by Morgan Patton. Click for full image
Seattle-based digital artist Morgan Patton continues to create a music band of Bouguereau characters playing string instruments. Today, a guitar-playing lady, surrounded by cupids, joins the group. This Remastered Bouguereau is entitled Feeling the music, and is based on the 1886 painting Le Printemps (Springtime). This one is Morgan’s personal favorite in the series and was a lot work reconstructing her chest. He likes it especially because “she looks like she is feeling the music”.
Below you can compare it with the original painting. Click the first image to visit the gallery where you will find over forty (!) more contemporary variations. Click the second to view Feeling the music full size. Click here to view the other guitarist of the Bouguereau Band.
Detail of Yoda Admiration by Bénédicte Lacroix on Tumblr. Click for full image
In the Star Wars universe, Yoda (wiki) is the ancient and revered Jedi Master, who lived his final years hiding on the swamp planet of Dagobah. In this portrait Yoda appears in Bouguereau’s Temptation (1879). It was created by French digital artist Bénédicte Lacroix who curates her Tumblr Blog Voyages dans le temps (Travels in time) in which icons of all sorts take center stage in classic paintings.
Below you can compare the two versions. Click the first to visit the gallery where you will find dozens more contemporary variations. Click the second to view Yoda Admiration by Bénédicte Lacroix on Tumblr.
Iggy Pop as a cupid and Ziggy Stardust as an angel by gagambo on DeviantArt. Click for source
Not every Remastered Bouguereau comes out of a computer. There are still artists who use traditional tools to create their work. Case in point is gagambo (no further details given) who uses just colored pencils to make his drawings, often representing popular artists. Shown here are his portraits of Iggy Pop and Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie), both based on Bouguereau’s 1891 painting L’Amour Mouillé (Wet Cupid). Below you can see the three side by side. Click the first image to visit the gallery where you will find dozens more contemporary variations. Click the other two images to view them on DeviantArt.
Nymph by Derli Barroso on Flickr. Click for source
Nymphes et Satyre (Nymphs and Satyr, 1873) is one of Bouguereau’s most iconic works. Brazil-born, America-based photographer and digital artist Derli Barroso (Flickr) used a small fragment of the painting to create this colorful (and wonderful) remastering. Below on the left you can see which part of the painting was used. Next to it is a larger part, also by Barroso. Click the first image to visit the gallery where you will find over sixty contemporary variations. Click the second to view the remastered version on Flickr.
Ripped to the Bones by Inés Nieto on Blogger. Click for full image
Inés Nieto is an art student and future designer from Seville, Spain. On her blog El arcoiris blanco (the white rainbow) she exhibits her work, often representing her current moods. Shown here is a good example. In her own words:
“This drawing came about because I had an anger. I wanted to clear my head, so I decided to take a famous painting (First kiss, Bouguereau) and rip the skin to let the characters in the bones. I finally decided to finish it because I could get something interesting.”
Below you can compare the two versions. Click the first image to visit the gallery where you will find sixty(!) contemporary versions of Bouguereau’s work. Click the second to view Ripped to the Bones on Inés’s blog.
Bouguereau Gibbon by Debra “Shorra” Mason on Google+. Click for source
There are many Remastered Bouguereaus on thgis site featuring apes and monkeys. This is the latest one, created by Canadian digital artist Debra Mason who often publishes under the Shorra moniker. Bouguereau Gibbon is a variation on Bouguereau’s 1884 painting Biblis. Below you can compare the two versions. Click the first to visit the gallery where you will find dozens more contemporary versions. Click the second to view Bouguereau Gibbon on Google+.