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See Buildings from Eight Famous Paintings Come Alive

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of The Bedroom by Vincent Van Gogh.

Atelier Architecture: What 8 buildings from famous paintings would look like in real life

Everybody wonders whether the real Mona Lisa’s smile was so enigmatic, or whether the figure in The Scream was actually just a bored spaniel. But architecture in paintings can be just as mysterious. An artist might express hidden themes and meanings through the way they portray their buildings or hint at impenetrable spaces that can only be explored in the imagination.
For today’s artistically-inclined architects, the existence of such paintings is a gift: the chance to see forgotten structural styles and themes through the eyes of a genius. For everyone else, imagining how those buildings might look in real life takes a bit more work.

This got us thinking, what did these buildings from famous paintings look like in the real world? What if, instead of a painting, the artists were to have taken photographs?
For this project, we trawled through well-known paintings by famous artists around the world and identified 8 different buildings:

Japanese homes – Evening Snow at Kanbara, Utagawa Hiroshige (1833-1834)

Evening Snow at Kanbara by Utagawa Hiroshige and Real-life Rendition GIF

 

Evening Snow at Kanbara by Utagawa Hiroshige

HomeAdvisor's Real life rendition of Evening Snow at Kanbara by Utagawa Hiroshige

Cottage – The Cottage, Vincent Van Gogh (1885)

The Cottage by Vincent Van Gogh and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

 

The Cottage by Vincent Van Gogh

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of The Cottage by Vincent Van Gogh

Victorian mansion – House by the Railroad, Edward Hopper (1925)

 

House by the Railroad by Edward Hopper and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

House by the Railroad by Edward Hopper

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of House by the Railroad by Edward Hopper.

House – Houses At Falaise In The Fog, Claude Monet (1885)

Houses At Falaise In The Fog by Claude Monet GIF

 

Houses At Falaise In The Fog by Claude Monet

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Houses At Falaise In The Fog by Claude Monet.

House – Little House by the Road, Bob Ross (1986)

Little House by the Road by Bob Ross and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

 

Little House by the Road by Bob Ross

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Little House by the Road by Bob Ross.

Traditional pueblo buildings – Taos Storytellers, R. C. Gorman (1993)

Taos Storytellers by R. C. Gorman and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

 

Taos Storytellers by R. C. Gorman

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Taos Storytellers by R. C. Gorman.

Farmhouses – Palmeiras, Tarsila do Amaral (1925)

Palmeiras by Tarsila do Amaral and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

 

Palmeiras by Tarsila do Amaral

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Palmeiras by Tarsila do Amaral.

Church – Hungarian Village Church, Amrita Sher-Gil (1932)

Hungarian Village Church by Amrita Sher-Gil and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

 

Hungarian Village Church by Amrita Sher-Gil

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Hungarian Village Church by Amrita Sher-Gil.

The project was commissioned by HomeAdvisor, with the objective: to inspire homeowners by introducing new ways of thinking about their homes. With this project we opened the door to a new source of design inspiration: from famous paintings that are usually seen hanging in art galleries.

Atelier Décor: What 6 rooms from famous paintings would look like in real life

Paintings of historical interiors are fascinating hybrid images — midway between the work of a great artist’s imagination and a document of the past.

Famous artists often worked from ‘real life’ scenarios. Therefore, paintings like Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Bedroom’ or Kandinsky’s ‘My Dining Room’ could be labeled as historical records. They tell us as much about the painter’s state of mind as they do about home décor trends of the 19th or early 20th century.

For today’s artistically-inclined interior designers, the existence of such paintings is a gift: the chance to see forgotten furniture and color combinations through the eyes of a genius. For everyone else, imagining how those rooms might look in real life takes a bit more work.

This got us thinking, what did these household settings from famous paintings look like in the real world? What if instead of a painting, the artists were to have taken a photograph?

For this project, we trawled through well-known paintings by famous artists around the world and identified 6 different rooms around the home:

Bedroom – The Bedroom, Vincent Van Gogh (1888)

The Bedroom by Vincent Van Gogh and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

The Bedroom by Vincent Van Gogh

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of The Bedroom by Vincent Van Gogh.

Conservatory – The Sun Shine on the Corner, Grant Wood (1928)

The Sun Shine on the Corner by Grant Wood and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

The Sun Shine on the Corner by Grant Wood

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of The Sun Shine on the Corner by Grant Wood

Dining Room – Interior (My Dining Room), Wassily Kandinsky (1909)

Interior (My Dining Room) by Wassily Kandinsky and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

Interior (My Dining Room) by Wassily Kandinsky

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Interior (My Dining Room) by Wassily Kandinsky

Kitchen – Interior, Konstantin Korovin (1913)

Interior by Konstantin Korovin and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

Interior by Konstantin Korovin

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Interior by Konstantin Korovin

Living Room – Interior with restful paintings, Roy Lichtenstein (1991)

Interior with restful paintings by Roy Lichtenstein and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

Interior with restful paintings by Roy Lichtenstein

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Interior with restful paintings by Roy Lichtenstein

Sitting Room – Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s Sitting Room, Cottage Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia, Eduard Petrovich Hau (1855)

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna's Sitting Room, Cottage Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia by Eduard Petrovich Hau and Real-life Rendition of HomeAdvisor GIF

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna's Sitting Room, Cottage Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia by Eduard Petrovich Hau

HomeAdvisor's real-life rendition of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna's Sitting Room, Cottage Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia by Eduard Petrovich Hau

Images courtesy of HomeAdvisor

The project was commissioned by HomeAdvisor, as part of a series of visual content campaigns we’re working on together that have one key objective: to inspire homeowners by introducing new ways of thinking about the spaces in their homes. With this project, we opened the door to a new source of home décor inspiration: famous paintings that are usually seen hanging in an art gallery.
The team that collaborated to create a realistic representation of each painting included specialist researcher Charlie Ashton, managing editor Jonathan Addy, CG artist, and interior designer Andrey Barinov and art director Povilas Daknys.

About HomeAdvisor

HomeAdvisor provides homeowners the tools and resources they need to complete their home improvement, maintenance, and repair projects. With HomeAdvisor, homeowners can view average project costs, find local prescreened home professionals, and instantly book appointments online. In 2017, HomeAdvisor merged with Angie’s List to help form ANGI Homeservices Inc.

About NeoMam Studios

NeoMam Studios is a creative studio based in the UK on a mission to create digital content that online audiences will want to share.

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