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Mr. Bean digitally painted into historical portraits

After “Sir Thomas More” by Holbein the Younger
Rodney Pike is a caricaturist who uses the uniquely 21st Century method of using digital manipulation to wildly distort actual photographs of his subjects. He’s quite good at it, and his online portfolios attest to that skill. Recently, the excellent design blog Abduzeedo shared a recent portfolio of Pike’s wherein he inserted the great British comic actor Rowan Atkinson, famed for his character Mr. Bean, into about a dozen historical portraits. It’s extremely well done, and the effect is very funny. In fact, seeing Atkinson’s face in all the different period costumes recalls his fantastic pre-Bean BBC program Black Adder. Keep an eye out for altered details, like the pair of lace panties in one of the Holbeins, and the teddy bear in the Bronzino.

After “Meditation” by William Adolphe Bouguereau

After “Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk” by Holbein the Younger

After “Self Portrait” by Rembrandt van Rijn

After “Mrs. Richard Yates” by Gilbert Stuart

After “George Washington” by Gilbert Stuart

After “An Old Man in a Military Costume” by Rembrandt van Rijn

After “Irene” by William Adolphe Bouguereau

After “‘Tronie’ of a Man with a Feathered Beret” by Rembrandt van Rijn

After “Vanity” by Frank Cadogan Cowper

After “Portrait of a Young Man with Book” by Agnolo Bronzino

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