Horatio Nelson got a Make-Over

2 May, 2013 at 11:16 pm 1 comment

After the finding-royals-under-the-car-park fad, we now have the give-history-a-make-over craze.

Historical hipsters: Shakespeare and Elizabeth I get makeovers from modern artists

I admit, seeing “Elizabeth I” and “hipster” in one sentence is painful; Shakespeare, however…

For Yesterday’s series “Secret Life of…”, historian Dr Suzannah Lipscom and a team of digital artists have given a number of historical portraits a modern make-over. Maybe nothing for purists, but I think it’s a fascinating idea, though the execution is a bit hit and miss. Marie Antoinette looks like Lindsey Lohan. Maria Theresia is nicht amüsiert.

But this – this, dear friends, is priceless:

nelson_modern

In case the title of this post wasn’t a give-away:

nelson_oldandmodern

Genius! I absolutely love the robotic hand! Now I’d like to see modern!Collingwood, wearing dungarees and battling snails in his cabbage patch in Morpeth.

Well, I have a contribution as well. Beat that!

wellington

wiggins

Well, and then there’s this, of course – yes, we’ve had it before, but it’s so amazing, it deserves an encore. Plus, you can never have too much of a good thing.

garrowextras39 Young Mr. Garrow with a Squirrel (1765) or Andrew Buchan, re-incarnated

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  • 1. Elin Gregory  |  3 May, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Bradley makes a good Iron Dukealike.and I love the Nelson makeover but what are they on about with Henry VIII needing heels to bring up his “diminutive height”. The bloke was a good six foot. You can tell from his armour.Do you think they might be muddling him up with Charles I? He was tiny.

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