When art imitates art
Like any good anecdote, it all started with a photoshop whiz, American angel Timothée Chalamet and Edvard Munch’s The Scream. When an anonymous poster realised Oscar-nominee Chalamet is basically a work of art himself, they decided to edit the young actor into the Norwegian masterpiece. And it’s basically perfect:
And then, for obvious reasons, the image went viral. So, because that’s how the internet works, the Leonardo da Vinci of photoshop got back on it, and has been blessing us with further instalments of Chalamet in Art. From the renaissance works of the 1400s to the moden realism, the hero behind Instagram account @chalametinart has placed Timmy C into a host of legendary paintings. And the results are exceptional.
There’s this reimagined version of Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, which sees a cheeky Chalamet take centre stage:
And then we fast forward through 400 years of art history, and Timmy has been subtly slipped into Hopper’s Nighthawks.
And it all takes a turn for the modernist, as Timothée takes on the role of a lifetime as the farmer in Grant Wood’s American Gothic.
But like any good actor, he has to show range, so he’s also appeared as a lead role in Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss:
As well as Botticelli’s iconic The Birth of Venus:
And Timothée has even made his way into sculpture, with a bold recreation of Michelangelo’s classic David:
What a show of diverse artistic skills! What’s next then, some Van Gogh? A little bit of Seurat? A taste for the experimental and some Tracey Emin (on second thoughts, maybe not this one…) We’ll be waiting @chalametinart for your next glorious offering.