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(Telegraph)   History Channel asks artist to depict what historical figures would have looked today, using the best Photoshop techniques since Iran's last missile test   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 16
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2013-05-02 10:10:18 AM
7 votes:
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Also, Helen Mirren? No way, it's Tilda Swinton:
momgrind.com
2013-05-02 10:11:13 AM
3 votes:
In fact, I'm sure that picture of Tilda Swinton is where the "artist" got the hair.
2013-05-02 03:56:58 PM
2 votes:
www4.pictures.zimbio.com
What Abe Vigoda would look like today
2013-05-02 12:44:58 PM
2 votes:

RexTalionis: brigid_fitch: Henry VIII is the worst of the lot but at least Elizabeth I ends up being Helen Mirren, so it's a decent trade.

Yeah, apparently the artist watched too much of The Tudors instead of remembering that Henry VIII could barely fit into his custom-made armor toward the end of his days.


Henry was obese in large part because he had a festering wound on his leg that made physical activity difficult. Today, he would have had that fixed immediately and would have a personal trainer.  He was incredibly vain about his appearance and would have made sure he was fit and healthy.
2013-05-02 10:57:50 AM
2 votes:
I've seen better 'shops in Fark contests.
2013-05-02 04:55:30 PM
1 votes:
This makes me want to punch something.  I want those 15 seconds back.
2013-05-02 02:57:20 PM
1 votes:
What Boris Karloff would look like if he were alive today:
www.aceshowbiz.com
2013-05-02 12:04:21 PM
1 votes:

hammettman: CaptSacto: I've seen better 'shops in Fark contests.

I think this needs to be a shop contest.  How does one re-submit a greened link?


Submit it without the link as a Photoshop Challenge
2013-05-02 11:50:37 AM
1 votes:

CaptSacto: I've seen better 'shops in Fark contests.


I think this needs to be a shop contest.  How does one re-submit a greened link?
2013-05-02 11:06:55 AM
1 votes:
Wouldn't most of them look like skeletons?
2013-05-02 11:04:33 AM
1 votes:
Didn't Tilda Swinton already play QEI?

That's cheating.

Here's what Abraham Lincoln would look like if here were alive today:

inothernewz.com

And here's a hip and modern Yeshua of Nazareth-

images.zap2it.com

For a 5,000 year old man, the great Prophet Moses is looking pretty fantastic:

i2.cdn.turner.com
2013-05-02 10:50:44 AM
1 votes:
RexTalionis: Yes, but this series is on "how historical figures would have looked today" and not "what they would've wanted their commissioned paintings to look like today."

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What I am saying is that I think Henry VIII probably would not let himself get so fat these days if he were very self-conscious about his appearance.
2013-05-02 10:31:26 AM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: brigid_fitch: Henry VIII is the worst of the lot but at least Elizabeth I ends up being Helen Mirren, so it's a decent trade.

Yeah, apparently the artist watched too much of The Tudors instead of remembering that Henry VIII could barely fit into his custom-made armor toward the end of his days.


Carrying extra weight in those days didn't have the social stigma it has today.  Some wealthy people and even the gentry, if they could afford to have a good portrait painted, would have the artist pack on a few extra pounds to give an appearance of a man who could afford to live in luxury.  If he really was that vain, he probably would conform to modern ideas of masculinity.
2013-05-02 10:19:10 AM
1 votes:
So, Shakespeare is a hipster?
2013-05-02 10:13:13 AM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: In fact, I'm sure that picture of Tilda Swinton is where the "artist" got the hair.


The truth. He doth speaketh it.
2013-05-02 09:57:23 AM
1 votes:
Henry VIII is the worst of the lot but at least Elizabeth I ends up being Helen Mirren, so it's a decent trade.
 
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