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Brilliant Nerd Versions Of Historical Paintings 

Crystal Brackett
Updated July 17, 2020 5.6k votes 804 voters 20.8k views 19 items

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 re-creating 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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The Scream
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Photo: Metaweb/GNU Free Documentation License

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

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Lady With An Ermine
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Photo:  Leonardo da Vinci via Wikimedia Commons/Giorgia Lenzi

Giorgia Lenzi pays homage to Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady With an Ermine" through this stunning artwork of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.  

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Woman With A Parasol
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Photo: Metaweb/GNU Free Documentation License

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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Van Gogh Self-Portrait
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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

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