When ubiquitous reality star Kim Kardashian posed for Vogue with now-husband Kanye West, it was definitely iconic. Gizmodo writer Matt Novak even suggested that a selfie-centric photo from the shoot was “going to be taught in every media studies course of the next 100 years.”

But do the magazine’s photos of the über-exposed couple qualify as art?

That’s exactly what Phillipines-based multimedia producer Eisen Bernardo seems to be arguing with his series “Mag + Art.”


Bernardo photoshops contemporary magazine covers into classic paintings with the aim of challenging how we see contemporary and classic art. Magazines are, he writes in his online portfolio, a “venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture,” not unlike classic paintings were when they were created.

“Maybe in the future,” he told Buzzfeed, “these covers can be considered classic art.”

Check out Bernardo’s reimagined paintings below.

Adele in “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci


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Beyoncé in “Olga” by Pablo Picasso


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Kate Winslet in “Blonde Odalisque” by Francois Boucher


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Prince William in “Portrait of Monsieur M” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau


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Angelina Jolie in “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli


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Emma Watson in “Tess Kroll Pergament, the Artist’s Sister” by Leon Kroll


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Tom Cruise in “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo


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Scarlett Johansson in “The Marilyn Diptych” by Andy Warhol


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Miley Cyrus in “Portrait of Madame Récamier” by Jacques-Louis David


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Harry Styles in “Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès” by Jacques-Louis David


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James Franco in “The Anger of Achilles” by Jacques-Louis David


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Gwen Stefani in “Dolce Far Niente” by John William Godward


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Keira Knightley in “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer


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Jennifer Lopez in “Destiny” by John William Waterhouse


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