Vartan Garnikyan: When Batman Pop Art Meets Classic Paintings

Vartan Garnikyan: When Batman Pop Art Meets Classic Paintings

Los Angeles-based artist Vartan Garnikyan is a huge classic arts fan. This talented maestro learns from the best, like Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci. But he is also a big fan of today’s superheroes like Batman. The love for impressionism and comic books has lead his creating a series of artworks that transform famous classic paintings into Batman-themed pop art. In fact, Vartan pays homage to the legendary artists and tries to popularize them in the modern day. So take a closer look at these mind-boggling paintings!



This masterpiece is probably the most popular. Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” reimagined as Vartan’s favorite scene in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”. It took him about 3 months to paint, and another year of on-and-off edits. No wonder this beautiful artwork went viral



Leonardo da Vinci’s La Gioconda also got an update. Guess the famous Mona Lisa smile has become even more mysterious, now that it has a bit of madness in there. Bet you wouldn’t want to know how she got these scars!



Grant Wood’s original “American Gothic” is one of Vartans’ all time favorite paintings. Now it’s become American Gotham



When David Ayer posted the photo of Jared Leto as the new Joker, Vartan knew there gonna be another masterpiece on the way. The background is nowhere near Edvard Munch’s original “Scream” but Leto’s Joker interpretation fits in just perfectly.



The Creation of Adam is probably the most well-known fresco painting by Michelangelo and in this reimagined artwork we see Vartan keep the focus on the original painting. It probably would’ve been more impressive if the artist changed the God part into the looks of Bob Kane (the creator of Batman character)



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