Classic Paintings Get Recreated With Sesame Street Characters

elmo van goghThroughout the ages, the paintings of artists like Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci have captivated our thoughts and minds. Now with the advent of powerful photo manipulation tools like Photoshop, a new era of art has emerged that looks to modernize classical paintings and stimulate even more creative discussion by turning these classic paintings into GIFs or inserting celebrity mug shots or even pop culture characters into them!

Below you can see some of the best entries in a Sesame Street Renaissance contest held by Worth1000 which takes classic paintings like van Gogh’s Starry Night and Salvador Dali’s Sleep and infuses them with your favorite Sesame Street characters like Big Bird, Elmo and the Cookie Monster. In fact, you’ll likely want to Scream out for some cookies by the end of the gallery.

Oscar the Grouchier Grouch!


Bert and Ernie Own a Farm…


Dr. Grover In Drag

Dr. Grover in drag ;)

Death of Kermitates


The Bird With the Pearl Earring

The Bird with the Pearl Earring

Oscar the Painter

Oscar the Painter



Elmo Awakening

Elmo awakening

The Vitruvian Bird

The Vitruvian Bird
Source: Worth1000
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Daniel Zeevi

By Daniel Zeevi

Daniel is a social network architect, web developer, infographic designer, writer, speaker and founder of DashBurst. Full-time futurist and part-time content curator, always on the hunt for disruptive new technology, creative art and web humor.