20 Classic Artworks Reinvented in Unexpected Styles with Midjourney

In this unique visual journey, I’ve creating some AI Remixes of classical painting masterworks. 20 of the most celebrated artworks in history are transformed through the lens of contrasting art styles. From the subtle smiles of the Renaissance to the bold strokes of Surrealism, each piece has been reimagined with AI using Midjourney.

These works showcase the power of AI image generation and invite you to rediscover these timeless masterpieces in a whole new way. I hope you enjoy the gallery!

1. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo in Art Deco Style

The Mona Lisa in Art Deco Style, Midjourney

The classic enigmatic portrait of Lisa Gherardini, known for her mysterious smile.

Reimagined in Art Deco style.

2. Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh in Surrealist Style

Starry Night in Surrealist Style

A swirling, expressive night sky over a small town, showcasing Van Gogh’s unique post-impressionist style.

Reimagined in Surrealism.

3. The Scream by Munch in Abstract Style

The Scream in Abstract Style

A figure stands against a blood-red sky, depicting existential angst and despair.

Reimagined in Abstract style.

4. American Gothic by Wood in Pop Art Style

American Gothic in Pop Art Style

A stern-faced farmer and his daughter stand in front of a rural American house, epitomizing rural American life.

Reimagined in Pop Art style.

5. The Persistence of Memory by Dalí in Minimalist Style

Surrealist imagery featuring melting clocks in a desert landscape, exploring the concept of time.

Reimagined in Minimalism.

6. Guernica by Picasso in Japanese Cut Paper (Kirigami) Style

Guernica in Japanese Cut Paper (Kirigami) Style

A powerful anti-war statement in Picasso’s cubist style, depicting the horrors of the bombing of Guernica.

Reimagined in Japanese Cut Paper (Kirigami).

7. The Birth of Venus by Botticelli in Expressionist Style

The Birth of Venus in Expressionist Style

Depicts the goddess Venus emerging from the sea, an iconic work of the early Renaissance.

Reimagined in Expressionism.

8. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci in Futurist Style

The Last Supper in Futurist Style

A depiction of Jesus and his disciples during the last supper, filled with emotional and psychological depth.

Reimagined in Futurism.

9. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer in Cubist Style

The Girl With a Pearl Earring in Cubist Style

A captivating portrait of a young girl with an enigmatic expression, wearing a pearl earring.

Reimagined in Cubism.

10. The Kiss by Klimt in Greek Marble Style

The Kiss in Greek Marble Sculpture

A symbolist painting showing a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes.

Reimagined in Greek Marble Sculpture.

11. Washington Crossing the Delaware by Leutze in Abstract Expressionist Style

Washington Crossing the Delaware in Abstract Expressionist Style

A dramatic and romanticized portrayal of George Washington crossing the Delaware River.

Reimagined in Abstract Expressionism.

12. The Night Watch by Rembrandt in Rococo Style

The Night Watch in Rococo Style

A group portrait of a city militia, famous for its use of light and shadow.

Reimagined in Rococo.

13. The Son of Man by Magritte in Dadaist Style

The Son of Man in Dadaist Style

A surreal self-portrait with the face obscured by a floating apple.

Reimagined in Dadaism.

14. Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth in Bas Relief Style

Christina’s World in Bas-Relief

A young woman in a pink dress lies in a field, looking towards a distant farmhouse.

Reimagined in Bas-Relief style.

15. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Seurat in Isometric Art

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte in Isometric Art

A large-scale pointillist work showing Parisians enjoying a leisurely afternoon.

Reimagined in isometric art.

16. The School of Athens by Raphael in Stained Glass

The School of Athens in Stained Glass

A fresco representing philosophy, depicting various classical philosophers in an architectural setting.

Reimagined in Stained Glass style.

17. The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo in Japanese Woodcut Style

The Creation of Adam in Japanese Woodcut Print

Part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, depicting God giving life to Adam with a touch.

Reimagined in Japanese Woodcut Print.

18. Water Lilies by Monet in Bauhaus Style

Water Lilies in Bauhaus Style

A series of approximately 250 oil paintings, showcasing Monet’s impressionist view of his water garden.

Reimagined in Bauhaus style.

19. Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix in Surrealist Style

Liberty Leading the People in Surrealist Style

A Romantic portrayal of the French Revolution, featuring a woman personifying Liberty.

Reimagined in Surrealist style.

20. Composition with Red Blue and Yellow by Mondrian in Street Art Style

Composition in Red Blue and Yellow in Street Art Style

A striking example of De Stijl art, Mondrian’s piece is known for its rigid geometry and bold primary colors, embodying the movement’s ethos of pure abstraction and simplicity.

Reimagined in Street Art Style.

Final Thoughts

I used Midjourney to generate all of these images, for the most part using the prompt structure “X artwork in Y style”. It’s amazing how powerful these tools are.

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