Art comes in all shapes and sizes. Abstract art is super popular. Hungarian photographer, Flora Borsiwas, was interested to see what real-life models would look like as abstract paintings, and she did precisely that. Taking world-famous pictures to recreate with models for her series, Flora has produced a pretty hilarious outcome. Preparing for the series, Flora painstakingly found the perfect clothing and accessories before modeling them herself. Once she'd taken each photo, she used photoshop to manipulate her images into the distorted subject of the painting. Here are the results.
1. Pablo Picasso - Woman In The Green Hat
As one of the world's most famous artists, the work of Pablo Picasso is recognized far and wide. After sourcing the seamless bright green hat, cobalt blue sweater, and peach-colored top, Flora distorted her face to mirror the piece perfectly.
2. Kazimir Malevich - Female Torso
Kazimir Malevich was a Russian avant-garde artist known for his radical style and approach to modern art. His pioneering work had a profound influencer on the abstract art world from the 20th century until today. When it comes to reimagining the subject, this one most definitely required the least photoshop editing because she wore a mask over her face.
3. Rudolf Hausner - The Little Fools Cap
Rudolf Hausner was an Austrian painter and printmaker branded as a "physic realist." His weird and wonderful artwork can't be mistaken for the work of anyone else. For this piece, Flora has put a modern twist on the statement hat. Although she hasn't distorted her face as much, she's visibly aged her appearance to match the art.
4. Amedeo Modigliani – Portrait Of A Polish Woman
Italian-Jewish painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani is best known for his nudes and portraits in a modern style. With his artwork characterized by elongated faces and figures, Flora has captured precisely that. With the perfect outfit, super skinny eyebrows, and extra-long neck and nose, the resemblance is uncanny.
5. Kees Van Dongen – The Corn Poppy
Cornelis Theodorus Maria' Kees' van Dongen was a French-Dutch painter who was one of the leading Fauves. His early work was influenced by symbolism and the Hague School before gradually evolving. As he picked up a rough pointillist style, "The Corn Poppy" became one of his most recognized pieces. As Flora adopted the wide eyes, heavy eyeliner, and vibrant red lipstick to match her beret, she's done a great job of capturing this subject.
As Flora's work is enjoyed by fans all over the world, many have compared her series to the work of Spanish photographer Eugenio Recuenco. For his set, he took the famous artwork of Picasso to inspire an original fashion series. Although they took inspiration from the same source, Flora's take is much more whimsical.
If you like the work of Flora, she created similar projects over the years. In one series, she distorted images after getting fed up with seeing perfectly primed fashion photographs. Here's to celebrating the perfectly imperfect subjects of art!