“Art Frame Design” Mixes Classic Paintings and Contemporary Photography

This clever Instagram account merges art history and modern fashion photography.

Some of the most iconic works of visual art are finding themselves in decidedly contemporary surroundings via “Art Frame Design,”a clever new Instagram account that came to our attention on Bored Panda. The gimmick, cooked up by “Michael T.” of the webzine Milkshake, is the use of modern fashion photographs as “frames” for classical paintings – resulting in some ingenious juxtapositions.

“Initially, I was looking for a new visual to post on Mikeshake magazine because I could not find it,” explains the creator, “so I took the initiative to create a Van Gogh by mixing a fashion photo with one of his portraits, beautifully framed. It was an excellent reception, reposted several times by other galleries. I do not pretend to be a graphic designer, not an artist, but I admit that to share the whole day the works of others have finally given me the desire to propose mine, to have fun and taste the fabulous sensations of the creator.”

Here are a few of our favorites.