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Meticulously replicating Renaissance portraits with photography [10 pictures]

March 21, 2013 | By Abraham | 8 comments

In his series “The New New World,” Mark Abouzeid dresses and poses his subjects to imitate the subjects of Renaissance paintings. The end results are remarkably similar yet significantly contrasting reinterpretations of the antique originals…

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8 Comments

    1. Begbie says:

      Because there weren’t enough white people interested in posing like a renaissance painting and some black people were, so they went with what was available, probably.

    2. Chris says:

      I believe they used the black men because they had strong, definite features like the original models had.

    1. Kay A. Ess says:

      Natural selection has refined the features of modern-day people. That’s one of the reasons why we’re getting taller and prettier throughout the centuries.

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