A while back, we saw the dawn of the “Google Street View Photographer”. Led by Jon Rafman, artists began to re-appropriate images captured by the Google Street View Cars into what could arguably be considered real art.

Now it seems art is headed in the opposite direction. In what is almost a tongue-in-cheek commentary on how the world has changed over time, James Liek takes classical paintings from renown artists, such as Jean Béraud and Aelbert Cuyp, and transforms them into Google Street View panoramas.

The series provides an interesting, new way to look at this classic art by placing it in the real spot on the map in which it is still currently located, yet modernizes the traditional painted landscapes with arrows and options that Google Map users will recognize almost instantly.


Find more on Lieks on his website.

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Category: Art