Worlds biggest stars bring the renaissance into the 21 Century

Posted on 8 July 2014
By Lewis Calvert
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Some of the worlds biggest celebrities have helped bring Renaissance art firmly into the 21st century.

In a list compiled by worth1000.com some of the most expensive paintings of all time have been edited to show the faces of the rich and famous.

Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio has been captured in a swirly blue Vincent Van Gough esk self portrait.

The most celebrated painting of all time The Mona Lisa, has had her face swapped with five-time Grammy award winner, singer, songwriter and painter herself Donner Summer.

The musical theme continued with Adele, who holds the record for fourth biggest selling album of all time, shown with pearls draped around her neck and another of Amy Whinehouse who died at the age of 27.

In one picture we find Judith has been replaced by Lady Gaga, often cited for wearing odd things on her head, beheading Holofernes.

The Renaissance was the revival of European art and literature under the influence of classical models in the 14th–16th centuries.

Comedy legend Rowan Atkinson, globally known for his role as family favorite Mr. Bean is also featured in the list. Despite his role as an English soldier in Blackadder is the depicted as renowned German artist Albrecht Dürer in a self portrait.

Another former Blackadder member Hugh Laurie heads the rest of the British contingent which includes Victoria Beckham, Catherine Jones and Sir Sean Connery.

The original pieces of some of this art work runs into the hundreds of million pounds but remakes portraying The Expendalble: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone will be rather more expendable.

As for the quality for the rest of the paintings, let’s just say the reputations of Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello will remain in tact.