Tumblr project magplusart by Eisen Bernardo appropriates paintings from the past by perfectly inserting fashion and celebrity magazine covers from the now into the aged compositions.
Each magazine photo and painting are chosen with delicate precision so that colours, angles and patterns match the illusion. Often images reinsert celebrity faces into the paintings of an artist's muse indicating a long evolving history of celebrity culture. Sometimes the images forge bridges between icons throughout the ages including a clever linkage between the iconic portrait of power, Hyacinthe Riguard's 'Louis XIV' painted in 1701 and a contemporary Vogue cover of an androgynous female model wearing designs from legendary fashion house, Coco Chanel who both paved the way for female fashion designers and helped bring trousers into the world of womenswear: "I gave women a sense of freedom," she once said. "I gave them back their bodies: bodies that were drenched in sweat, due to fashion's finery, lace, corsets, underclothes, padding.".
These reinterpretations remind us of the unbreakable bonds between popular culture, fine art and history. Here our fascinations and obsessions throughout time are literally translated into an overlap of generations, eras and movements.