Artists Jane Long is known best online as someone who colors old black and white photographs, then re-contextualizing them with new backgrounds to create amazing pieces. In a post for Bored Panda, Long writes that she's started to expand into the world of 19th century statuary, which has a very recognizable style. She says:
"Whilst the statues have retained their original names in the series, I’ve deliberately chosen not to place them in the context of the historical characters the statues represented, but to see them simply as beautiful women and to imagine who they might have originally been based on."
The results are eerily life-like:
And Long has even added movement with some 3D imaging, putting in rippling skies and dresses that blow gently in the wind:
Incredible what old art forms become with a little technology, a lot of skill and an artistic vision. Brand new:
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