We are pleased to tell you about Shusaku Takaoka. Japanese graphic designer and creator. In short, this is how Shusaku can be described. The main thing he does is to breathe new life into classical works of art, embedding in them photos of our contemporary reality or… cult moments from classic films.
Jean Reno and Natalie Portman of Leon become part of “Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer. “Napoleon at the San Bernard Pass” by Jacques-Louis David has been replaced by Django Unchained. Terminator fits comfortably in “Son of Man” by Rene Magritte. And Fight Club is in a curious flirtation with Caspar David Friedrich’s Stranger Over a Sea of Fog.
We look again at Shusaku Takaoka’s Instagram profile and extract 10 classic films from 10 classic works of art.
1 Vincent Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles / The Shining
2 Van Gogh’s “Self-Portraits” / Pulp Fiction
3 The “Astronomer” by Johannes Vermeer / Star Wars
4 “Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter” by Picasso / Ghost
5 “Self-portrait” by Van Gogh / Django Unchained
6 Johannes Vermeer’s The Milkmaid / Leon
7 “Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo da Vinci / Trainspotting
8 Edward Munch’s The Scream / Trainspotting
9 “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer / Leon
10 Bust of Hercules / Pulp Fiction