Recreating A 17th Century Painting In Photoshop Is Basically Magic

Using stock images and Johannes Vermeer's 1664 painting The Concert as a base, photographer Erik Almas admirably recreated the lost masterpiece in Photoshop. Heck, it might be able to fool you into thinking it were the real thing... if you were standing and squinting from very far away. Still. It's pretty neat to see Almas' workflow and how creative he gets in trying to mimic the original.

Vermeer's The Concert is famous for being the most valuable unrecovered stolen painting in history (it's worth a mere $US200 ($274) million), Almas copied the work art with 240 different stock images, 898 layers, and 3 weeks of expert photoshopping to bring it to life again.


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