A Bouguereau Tribute To Leonard Nimoy


Leonard Nimoy in La vague Spock by boofhead on Worth1000. Click for source

the-wave-original.jpgLeonard Simon Nimoy [wiki] was an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. Nimoy was best known for his role of Mr Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–1969), and in multiple film, television, and video game sequels. Born March 26, 1931, Nimoy died February 27, 2015, aged 83.

Shown above is the actor in his Mr Spock disguise. The image was created by boofhead for a Star Trek Ren contest on Worth1000, where it won the first prize. The image is based on Bouguereau’s La Vague (The Wave, 1896), pictured left. Click to visit the gallery where you will find dozens more contemporary variations.

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25 Years Of Photoshop – 25 Classic Remastered Bouguereaus (7)

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Detail of Boucles d Oreilles Le padawan by sanjayswamidass on DeviantArt. Click for full image

earrings-original.jpgAmong the 3000+ Remastered Bouguereaus on this site there must be over one hundred with a Star Wars theme. This is one of them. A padawan in the Star Wars universe is a Jedi apprentice, in this case a female one who is learning to use a light sabre.

The image was created by sanjayswamidass and is based on Bouguereau’s Boucles d’Oreilles (The earrings, 1891), pictured left. Click to visit the gallery where you will find eight more remastered versions.

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25 Years Of Photoshop – 25 Classic Remastered Bouguereaus (6)

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Crashed again! by renatodornas on Worth1000. Click for source

little-thief-original.jpgThe sixth episode in our series of 25 “classic” Remastered Bouguereaus features Crashed again! by renatodornas, which was the winner in a Pygmalion Photoshop contest on Worth1000, in 2005.
The work is based on Bouguereau’s Petite Maraudeuse (Little Thief, 1900), pictured left. Click to view eight more photoshopped variations.

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25 Years Of Photoshop – 25 Classic Remastered Bouguereaus (5)

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Detail of Lady Robot with Glove at Choppix.com. Click for full-size image

lady-with-glove-original.jpgThis beautiful work is called Bouguereau Lady Robot With Glove. It’s published on photoshop contest site Choppix.com, but unfortunately the name of its creator is not mentioned.

Lady Robot With Glove is a remastered version of Bouguereau’s 1870 work Lady with Glove, pictured left. Click to visit the gallery where you can find several other contemporary versions of the same painting.

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25 Years Of Photoshop – 25 Classic Remastered Bouguereaus (4)

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Detail of Le Ravissement de Sesame by ThreeProngs. Click for source

Le Ravissement de Psyche (The Rapture of Psyche, 1895)Le Ravissement de Psyche (The Rapture of Psyche, 1895) is one of the most photoshopped paintings by William Bouguereau; there are more than 120 of them in our museum. Shown here is one of the most outlandish among them.

Le Ravissement de Sesame by ThreeProngs was the winning entry in a Six Degrees of Puppets contest on Worth1000, in 2008. Shown left is the original painting; click to be amazed at the many variations that have been created over time.

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25 Years Of Photoshop – 25 Classic Remastered Bouguereaus (3)


Detail of Gazing at her Chimp by steveRS on Worth1000. Click for source

le-lever-originalIn celebration of the 25th anniversary of Photoshop here is part three in our series of 25 truly remarkable “shopped” Bouguereaus. Gazing at her Chimp was created by steveRS for an Animal Renaissance contest on Worth1000, in 2011.
It is based on Bouguereau’s 1871 painting Le Lever (Up You Go, also known as Young Mother Gazing At Her Child), shown left. Click to visit the gallery where you will find six more contemporary variations.

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25 Years Of Photoshop – 25 Classic Remastered Bouguereaus (2)

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Death of a Cyborg by Shorra on Worth1000. Click for source

The second installment of our 25-part tribute to Photoshop is Death of a Cyborg by Shorra, first-prize winner in a RoboRen contest on Worth1000, in 2010. Shown left is the original painting by Bouguereau, entitled Premier Deuil (The First Mourning, 1888). Click to visit the gallery where you will find nine more contemporary variations.

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25 Years Of Photoshop – 25 Classic Remastered Bouguereaus (1)

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Detail of Dirty Old Men by Stadsman on Worth1000. Click for source

evening-mood-original.jpgIn February 2015, the photo editing software Adobe Photoshop turned 25 years old. The program is an industry juggernaut — so famous that the word “Photoshop” has come to be synonymous with image manipulation.

A site like Bouguereau Remastered couldn’t exist if Photoshop hadn’t been invented, so in 25 episodes we celebrate the anniversary of Photoshop with a series of truly remarkable “shopped” Bouguereaus, which have become classics in their own right.

Shown abone is Dirty Old Men by Stadsman which was the top entry in a Re(n)union contest on Worth1000, in 2008. It is a mashup of Doubting Thomas by Caravaggio and Bouguereau’s Humeur Nocturne (Evening Mood, 1882), shown left. Click the main image to view its source. Click the inset to visit the gallery where you will find dozens more remastered versions.

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A Breezy Bouguereau

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Detail of Blowin’ in the Wind by philcheese on Worth1000. Click for full image

This image by philcheese was the Gold winner in a Windy Days contest on Worth1000 in February 2015. It is based on Bouguereau’s 1895 painting En Penitence (In Penitence). Below you can compare the two versions. Click the first image to visit the gallery where you will find eight more contemporary variations. Click the second to view Blowin’ in the Wind on Worth1000.

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A Photographic Tribute To Bouguereau’s Evening Mood


Detail of Evening mood by Vitaly Sokol on DeviantArt. Click for full image

Russian photographer and digital artist Vitaly Sokol considers William Bouguereau his favorite artist. And it shows! In this beautiful image he pays tribute to Bouguereau’s allegorical painting Humeur Nocturne (Evening Mood, 1882). The photo was shot with a Canon 7D, using one light source above (simulating the moonlight), and a green screen, allowing him to add the background using Photoshop. Discover more of his work on VK, Facebook and Livejournal.

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 Vitaly’s version of DeviantArt.

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