Making new with old – Louvre Greek sculptures go hipster
French photographer Léo Caillard has teamed up with digital imaging retoucher Alexis Persani to give the Louvre Greek sculptures a modern look. Of course, the museum would not let them do it for real, so they shot photos of dressed models posing like the statues and photoshopped the pics of clothed people and naked statues to get a stunning result. All of a sudden, statues that are masterpieces but antiquated come to life with amazing freshness. Judging by comments all over the web, it sounds like this would be a great way of reigniting the public’s interest for classical art.
After such a convincing prototype, will the Louvre let it happen for real?
Photo credit: Caillard/Persani.