1. Newton In The Garden Of Ideas
The legend goes that Isaac Newton discovered the law of gravity sitting in an apple orchard, as an apple fell on his head from one of the trees. And though we know that this didn't actually happen, it is a popular story that is associated with the famous physicist.
2. Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"
The Mona Lisa is, possibly, the most famous painting in the world, and this re-imagined version of the masterpiece is all about the landscape one can see in the original. It is very interesting how Oleg managed to retain the identity of the painting while (almost) omitting the woman portrayed.
3. Loving Vincent
Isn't it mesmerizing how precisely the author simulated the original style of Vincent van Gogh? The Starry Night forms the face of the painter, and the small city of Arles, where the painter used to live and create, completes his face.
4. Claude Monet "A Windy Day"
Once again, it is interesting how the artist's style transforms into one that is very reminiscent of Claude Monet. You can see Monet's version of the painting titled Woman with a Parasol here. The color scheme and the brushstrokes are very similar, and the 2 women dressed in white blend together with the white clouds to reveal the painter's portrait.
5. Ivan Aivazovsky
Aivazovsky was a Russian painter, most known for his varied and very dynamic depiction of the sea. We wrote an article about his art, which you can read by clicking here. What better way of portraying a seascape artist than by having a sailing ship and the sea blend into his own face?
6. Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"
This mysterious landscape is a double illusion: not only does it contain 2 portraits of Leonardo da Vinci himself, but we can also see a mysterious figure (possibly la Gioconda herself) pointing at Mona Lisa's face.
7. Ernest Hemingway "View Over Kilimanjaro"
The landscape of the African savannah with Mt.Kilimanjaro hovering over it are a reference to Hemingway's short story titled The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Hemingway was inspired to write the story after he visited Africa, and he likely stayed in a tent very similar to those Oleg Shuplyak painted in the background.
8. Impression Of Claude Monet
This particular painting portrays Monet as a much younger man, but, interestingly, the artist used a style that was more common for later works by Monet, that have harsher brushstrokes and look more abstract than his early paintings.
9. Auguste Renoir "Ashamed"
Like Monet, Renoir is also one of the most famous impressionist painters. You can learn more about him and his painting by following the link Breathtaking Renoir Paintings. We will only point out that his paintings were more often than not depictions of people spending their spare time in parks, much like the way Shuplyak chose to portray him.
10. Paul Cézanne
Famous for his paintings of women bathing, among all, Paul Cezanne transformed the way people understood art. In his eyes, we can see the determination and decisiveness of a true leader.
This particular painting is an exception, as, instead of portraying a person, it intends to give a face to a whole city. If Venice was a person, and not a city, it would probably be a beautiful and mysterious woman in a mask.
12. Galileo Galilei
The man gazing at the stars and constellations in no other but Galileo Galilei, one of the key figures in science, period. Often referred to as the father of the scientific method and the founder of physics, one the most famous "features" of this scientist is that he was the first person we know to study the sky with the help of a telescope.
13. Sigmund Freud
The father of psychology, Sigmund Freud, is particularly famous for claiming that sexual desires of humans are the driving force of humanity and individual humans. Would he ever imagine or condone that his own portraits feature nude models? Who knows, but his persona clearly fits the picture.
14. Vincent Van Gogh "Langlois Bridge At Arles"
Here is a slightly different take on Van Gogh and his earlier artistic style, in particular. Did you know that Vincent van Gogh loved to paint self-portraints? We know of at least 30 self-portraits that he painted only between the years of 1886 and 1889.
15. Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man And Big Fish"
The last painting in this collection is another Hemingway portrait. Unlike the previous one, this painting is executed in a more minimalist style and in cool tones. Certainly, it is an allusion to Hemingway's masterpiece The Old Man and the Sea, a story that needs no introduction. The marlin rushes out of the water, trying to free itself. The waves it creates turn into Hemingway's beard, while the old man and the boat turn into the famous writer's nose and lips. Very clever.