Total Nerd Brilliant Nerd Versions Of Historical Paintings  

Crystal Brackett
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List Rules Vote up the most captivating geeky versions of classic artworks.

Be prepared for art history as you know it to be totally flipped upside down in the coolest of ways! Classic paintings are put side-by-side with brilliant nerd versions featuring modern-day cartoons and video game characters. In no way are these works meant to dilute the originals - rather, these nerdy artists pay homage to the historical painters by recreating illustrations with a geeky flair. 

Paintings by renowned artists, such as famous Impressionists like Claude Monet, are re-imagined in geek style below. Talent abounds in these bold artworks that both art history buffs and pop culture superfans can thoroughly enjoy. Vote up the best nerdy renditions that honor the style of the original artist.  

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Woman With A Parasol


Woman With A Parasol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brilliant Nerd Versions Of Historical Paintings
Photo:  Claude Monet via Wikimedia Commons/Lothlenan via Tumblr

Claude Monet's "Woman With a Parasol" takes on a Hayao Miyazaki form with the iconic Totoro in Lothlean's gorgeous reimagination.

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The Scream


The Scream is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Brilliant Nerd Versions Of Historical Paintings
Photo:  Edvard Munch via Wikimedia Commons/Lothlenan via Tumblr

"The Scream" from Edvard Munch is re-imagined and features Rick and Morty, thanks to the talented Lothlenan.

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Girl With A Pearl Earring


Girl With A Pearl Earring is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Brilliant Nerd Versions Of Historical Paintings
Photo:  Johannes Vermeer via Wikimedia Commons/limpfish via DeviantArt

Limpfish recreates Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" in beautiful, nerdy fashion with Marge from The Simpsons. 

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Van Gogh Self-Portrait


Van Gogh Self-Portrait is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brilliant Nerd Versions Of Historical Paintings
Photo:  Vincent Van Gogh via Wikimedia Commons/limpfish via DeviantArt

"Van Gogh Self-Portrait" is now the epic self portrait of Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons, thanks to the mind of the artist limpfish