Your Favorite Star Wars Characters and Things Get a High Art Make-Over

Posted: December 23, 2014 in Movies

Is this one of the famous lost "Scream"s?
Is this one of the famous lost “Scream”s?
His official artistic statement says everything you need to know. (I do encourage you to Google all the great artists involved in these spoofs to see more of their work and learn about their extraordinary lives.) (Comments attributed to the paintings are solely products of my imagination and have no bearing on anything real or imagined in the Star Wars universe.)

What if art had been painted a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Well, I gave that question some thought, and here’s my answer – famous paintings re-imagined for the time of the Galactic Empire.
I’ve never been the biggest art lover, but I have been a big Star Wars lover since the summer of ’77. This project started out life as just a bit of a giggle, however, it soon turned into something of an education for me. It didn’t take too long before I got hooked on finding out more about the paintings I was desecrating and the artists who painted them. I learned a lot and can now tell a Warhol from a whole in the ground.
A short apology to all those mortally offended by my digital doodling. To the art appreciation crowd, I’m sorry. But then again, I found out even some of these old-masters used other people’s work as a basis for theirs. Yes they did. And to you Jedi out there, just consider these “Special Editions”. I know how much you value those.

The Scream in over six million forms of communication

Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch

Drama Queen CP30 gets the parody he deserves when he discovers that the whole universe bends to his neurosis.

The Anatomy Lesson by Dr. 2-1B

Rembrandt
Rembrandt

Dr 2-1B substituting for the original Dr. Tulp does his one per year approved anatomy lesson under the eyes of the Empire’s surgical board.

Girl with an E11 Blaster

Johannes Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer

The camera gets a little obscura in this official Royal painting of what is probably Leia’s sister. She’ll no doubt be played by Scarlett Johansson in a future sequel.

Starry Fighter Night over the Rhone

Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh

A Star Fighter searches the awesome vastness of sky and water looking for Luke’s missing hand but only turning up Van Gogh’s ear.

Christina’s Moisture Farm

Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth

Christina a victim of both an Empire Raid and “Space Polio” is left to drag herself helplessly along as her grandfather’s Andrew Wyeth moisture farm smolders in the distance.

Tolstoy Ploughing (under the heal of the Galactic Empire)

Ilya Repin
Ilya Repin

Leo Tolstoy the 22nd struggles under the Evil Empires galactic yolk. He would later become famous for writing the official Rebel treatise “Star Wars and Peace“.

Mos Eisley Nighthawks

Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper

The two droids are left out of the slow wallow going on in Mos Eisley’s cantina because “We don’t serve their kind here.”

La princesse à l’ombrelle

Claude Monet
Claude Monet

Leia causes everything to go out of focus when she refuses to stay still for the Royal portrait.

Grand Moff Tarkin

Sir Henry Raeburn
Sir Henry Raeburn

Apparently this is not the galactic portrait or the future of the Empire that Moff Tarkin thought it would be.

Young Woman Reclining in Tatooine Costume

Edouard Manet
Edouard Manet

Leia’s own private photos hacked from her iPhone and displayed for all the Empire and other far far away places to see.

The Singing Jedi

Jack Vettriano
Jack Vettriano

A still from the new Rebel musical based on Singin’ in the Rain.

La classe de danse avec Oola

Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas

Every one turns their noses down when Oola tries out for the Imperial Ballet.

A Pyramid of Skulls

Paul Cezane
Paul Cezane

C-3P0 loses his head for the final time.

Head of a Jedi

Pierre-Aguste Renoir
Pierre-Aguste Renoir

An Empire spoof of Yoda taken from the famous “Head of a Dog” painting.

Solo I & II

Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol the 13th does his father 2X proud with the official Han Solo portrait.

Jedi’s Hand with a Reflecting Sphere

MC Escher
MC Escher

Obi Wan gets caught in the exact moment when he sees his future destiny lies in the hands of the Rebel alliance.

Winter Landscape with a Probe Droid

Caspar David Friedrich
Caspar David Friedrich

A droid misses all signs of the Rebel re-awakening.

Flag

Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns

The official Rebel Alliance victory flag proudly unfolds its stars and stripes.

Obi Wan m’aider, vous êtes mon seul espoir

Georges Seurat
Georges Seurat

The Royal galaxy enjoys a Sunday afternoon in the galactic park near them.

Luke with the head of Anakin

Caravaggio
Caravaggio

Too bad this official Luke Skywalker painting leaks the biggest spoiler of the whole saga.

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