You know what’s funny? The Tumblr blog for Emilia Clarke, the American actress who plays Arya in Game of Thrones, is full of incredible Photoshop manipulations of celebrities. If you’ve watched the show at all, you know exactly who she is talking about.
The Bronte Sisters
Let’s take a trip back in time to 1845, when the world was blessed with the unique and talented writing family of Bronte. Perhaps the most famous member of this family is Charlotte, who wrote the famous Wuthering Heights. Among her many famous novels, this one is probably the most well-known for its usage of unique language and imagery. If you haven’t read this book, you really have to, because it’s like a dictionary (or a thesaurus) of English words, with a unique spin. You’ll learn a lot from reading Wuthering Heights.
Emilia’s tumblr blog features a number of incredible manipulations of Bronte‘s work, mostly of Charlotte. Some of them are incredibly creative, bringing new meaning to their work, but all of them are quite beautiful. Many of them even have a unique story behind them.
In the year 1812, the extraordinary Lord Byron, English poet and playwright, was the most famous person in the world. He has been called “the English Byron” because he inspired so many works and was such a dominant figure in his time. His life and works still resonate today. If you haven’t heard of this interesting figure, now’s a great chance to find out more about him.
Here on Emilia’s blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the most interesting and well-executed photoshops of Byron‘s life and work. The first image is the photoshop version of a famous painting of Byron, holding a young girl. This could be a reinterpretation of a famous scene from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, which is about Byron’s travels through Europe. In the painting, the girl is wearing pants that look like bloomers, a type of underwear for girls in 19th century Europe. In the novel, Childe Harold actually wears women’s clothing, and this is often referred to as “cross-dressing”, or using clothing or makeup that’s not your gender. While it is not uncommon for women to dress up as men for Halloween, cross-dressing is considered a form of street theatre and often used in theatrical performances and film. In this instance, the creators of the image used the female characters from The Princess Peach (the game) as inspiration for the painting. This game was originally created as a parody of Mario Bros, with characters and graphics heavily influenced by Victorian Era London.
The Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, 1492-1506, was on a journey to discover a new way to India when he made landfall in the Bahamas in 1492. This event started a chain of events that led to Columbus becoming the “father” of America. It wasn’t really his intent to discover a new land, but he saw the Americas as a new world that needed a queen, so he claimed the land and named it after himself. Nowadays, Columbus is mostly remembered for having discovered North America, not for claiming ownership over Native American lands. Though he had the support of the church and the Spanish crown, Columbus was not officially recognized as the “discoverer” of America until 1876, 140 years after his death.
On Emilia’s blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the most fascinating and creative photoshops of Columbus. They showcase his various achievements, from his initial discovery all the way to the New World. Some of the images even have a unique story behind them. Keep reading to find out more about Christopher Columbus.
In the 18th century, England produced some of the greatest minds in history, and many of them were insanely creative when it came to writing and literature. One of the most famous members of this group was William Shakespeare, who wrote some of the most influential and popular plays of all time, including Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello. It wouldn’t be a great travesty to say that Shakespeare’s works are some of the greatest ever written. Many of these works are still performed and widely read today.
Here on Emilia’s blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most amazing photoshops of Shakespeare. Just like with the other literary greats we mentioned earlier, the creators of these images go the extra mile to give a different spin to the works of Shakespeare. From a photo-shopped version of Macbeth to an image featuring a recreation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, these creative photoshops will make you a better informed reader (or viewer) of Shakespeare’s works. Keep reading to find out more about Shakespeare and these incredible photoshops.
Last but not least, we have Benjamin Franklin, who is considered one of the fathers of America. In the year 1776, this amazing polymath, inventor, and printer published his famous autobiography, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. This book was so influential that it was read (and sometimes even signed) by the first American President, George Washington. It inspired him to begin the printing business that he founded, and it was also the basis of his political career. In Europe, Franklin is most famous for his poor treatment of prisoners in his day, which he justified using his famous alchemy experiments to invent, among other things, bifocals, which helped people who were nearsighted see clearly, and the modern day electric kettle, which he used to help him fight off the mosquitoes that plagued him in Paris.
On Emilia’s blog, we’ll take a look at some of the great photoshops of Benjamin Franklin. It’s important to note that, although Franklin was an amazing person, he was not a very photogenic or charismatic individual, and many of his photos don’t do him justice. This is one of the reasons behind the abundance of creative Photoshop work on Emilia’s blog. These images will give you a better understanding of the great man and the impact he had on American and European culture alike. Keep reading to find out more about Benjamin Franklin and these incredible photoshops.
There you have it, a quick overview of some of the most interesting and creative photoshops of prominent people from history. This list is definitely not complete, as there are countless other examples of brilliant reinterpretations of iconic images and phrases. If you want to find out more about any of these individuals, we’ve provided links to their Wiki pages, as well as a short explanation of why they made the choices they did regarding the artwork they used.
Some of the images even feature a unique story behind them. The creators of these images did their research and knew exactly what they were looking for, while others were simply born out of their love for the iconic style of a certain period in history.
Emilia’s blog is a great example of how creative and talented people can put a new spin on old images to make a statement or draw attention to a cause. In some of the images, you can even see hints of the celebrities’ actual style, which is often surprising and adds a new dimension to the artwork. Regardless, of whether you agree with the meaning behind the images or not, it’s still beautiful artwork that will stick out in the memory.