In a bid to show off the potential behind their stock photography collection, Adobe asked four digital artists to do something pretty incredible. They were asked to recreate four lost or stolen art masterpieces… using only Adobe Stock imagery. Ready? GO!
The four artists were Karla Cordova, Jean-Charles Debroize, Mike Campau, and Ankur Patar, all talented members of the Behance community. Cordova was assigned Frida Kahlo’s The Wounded Table, Debroize was given Caravaggio’s Saint Matthew and the Angel, Campau took on Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Cathedral Towering Over a Town, and Patar was challenged to recreate Rembrandt’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.
These are not simple recreations; each took hours upon hours of work and hundreds of stock photos that were altered, manipulated, warped, and otherwise magicked into the right shape, color, and texture. Here is Patar, walking you through his Rembrandt recreation (with a few plugs for Adobe Stock thrown in, of course):
The ad campaign and associated website was created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, who are being careful not to offend any art lovers in the process.
“No one can truly replace these lost paintings,” GSP associate partner and creative director Will Elliott told Adweek. “But by faithfully re-creating them with Adobe Stock, we can remember them again and reshape what the world thinks about stock photography in the process”
You can watch all four recreations as “Make a Masterpiece” timelapses below:
To learn more about this creative campaign, check out the Make a Masterpiece website by clicking here.