This month of May, we will observe the World No Tobacco Day. To give more attention to health warnings on cigarette packs, I combined these warnings and classical paintings. These collages are made to create a renewed awareness on the negative effects of smoking. Yes, I ruined these classical masterpieces. But that is just a symbolism of how cigarette smoking destroys the human body.
This is part of my on-going +Art project, where I combine classical paintings with modern artforms (magazine, dvd and album covers, logos, among others).
USA 2010 (mouth cancer) + Portrait of a Young Man with Red Cap by Sandro Botticelli
Brazil 2008 (wrinkles – accelerated aging of skin) + Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
USA 2010 (child with mask) + Young Shepherdess by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
EU 2016 (eye-blindness) +The Desperate Man by Gustave Courbet
USA 2010 (death) + A Balneator by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Brazil 2008 (lung cancer, emphysema) + The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Brazil 2008 (impotence) + Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder
USA 2010 (stroke, heart disease) + King Henry VIII by Joos van Cleve
USA 2010 (pregnancy) + Strawberries by Felix Vallotton
USA 2010 (Quitting – reduced risk) + Portrait of Empress Euegénie by Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Hong Kong 2007 (wrinkles – ageing of skin) + Portrait of a Girl by Henry Nelson O’Neil
USA 2010 (children) + Bacchus and the two nymphs by Cesar van Everdingen