One of the art sites I'm currently watching, Worth1000
, has come up with an interesting contest using the faces of Hollywood celebrities and merging them in famous paintings testing their skills in Photoshop. The contest rules the site put out was this:
"This contest asks a simple question: If the renaissance took place in modern times, and the models were famous pop culture celebrities, what would the artwork have looked like?
"The rules of this game are thus: You will put any modern celebrity, actor or popular culture figure as a substitute for the model of a painting or other form of artwork (i.e. Macauley Culkin in the Scream, Madonna as the Mona Lisa...). As always, quality is a must. You'll have 48 hours for this contest, so make your submissions count."
There are 97 entries in all posted in the site and most of them are so awesome I had a hard time narrowing down the choices to a few out of the lot of personal favorites. Try to identify the celebrities and test your smarts in figuring out the artists and the title of the paintings used without clicking the link.