Tuesday, 27 October 2015 15:53

Auto-Repair Workers Recreate Works of Renaissance Artists Including Michelangelo and Rembrandt for Quirky Picture Series

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A holy lunch break: Chicago-based photographer Freddy Fabris has re-imagined the scenes of Renaissance artworks as photographs of mechanics going about their day, including this revamp of The Last Supper

 

A photographer has brought the Renaissance era into the modern day with a comedic twist by re-imagining famous scenes from the period’s most iconic artworks using auto mechanics as his models.

Drawing inspiration from the the likes of Philippe de Champaigne, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt, Chicago-based photographerFreddy Fabris created The Renaissance Series, a collection of images featuring jumpsuit-clad auto shop workers rather than the centuries-old subjects we are used to seeing in the pictures.

'For many years I wanted to pay homage the great Renaissance masters,' Freddy told Huffington Post. 'Translating painting into photography was a challenge I looked forward to. I wanted to respect the look and feel of the originals, but needed to come up with a conceptual twist that would create a new layer to the original.'

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