If you ever wondered what would happen is you mushed Super Mario Bros and art together, here is your answer—and it takes surrealist art to a whole new level. Pun not intended.
Artist Breshvic Penicillin takes famous surrealist paintings—namely René Magritte’s—and rebuilds them out of characters, objects and backgrounds from Super Mario Bros. levels. For instance, René’s Golconda, featuring businessmen falling from the sky by houses, now has Raccoon Mario falling in front of castles. Not that the princess is in any of them.
Personally, I find that the 8-bit versions of these works are actually more interesting than the originals. See them all on Breshvic's blog.
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