If video games invaded famous paintings

Are video games art? Well, one could argu... screw that. We're not even going to attempt to enter that minefield. Clearly, though, with a bunch of concept drawings from the likes of Dante's Inferno and Jet Set Radio being framed and displayed in a swanky San Francisco hotel this week, some people think they are.

And that got us thinking. What if some of the greatest works of art ever had video game characters crow-barred into them? The answer: they'd become 92.1% more awesome. Obviously. So here, for your artistic perusal, we present our twisted takes on the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and American Gothic.

Update: We've added more mashed-up paintings on page 2.

Mona Lara

Starry Fox Night

A Sunday Afternoon on the
Island of La Game Jatte

American God of War


  • waffledragon33 - February 8, 2011 11:27 a.m.

  • crazybonethrowers - March 17, 2010 9:28 p.m.

    my ps3 tag is crazybonethrower join if you like mw2 and players who get 30 kills a game (me) im grounded for a while so i might not respond right away
  • TrollMan - March 13, 2010 3:37 p.m.

    lol at American God of War
  • nikrusty - March 13, 2010 11:16 a.m.

    LOL loved Mona lisa and God of war! Actually both these mashups look much better than the
  • DarkTone - March 13, 2010 5:29 a.m.

    Can't believe you guys missed the Venus de MILO!
  • ZenPhoenix - March 13, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    Might actually make more people interested in art.
  • jackthemenace - March 12, 2010 8:49 p.m.

    pretty funn,y but it's kinda short. you should really have put a bit mroe effort inti tis one :(
  • crumbdunky - March 12, 2010 4:11 p.m.

    Bah! No Bosch? I'm certain there's a "Garden of Earthly Delights" mash up to be done with some naughty Shep action, no?
  • philipshaw - March 12, 2010 4:01 p.m.

    Funny article and what is with Meiks love of percentages. "92.1% more awesome"
  • CaptCOMMANDO - March 12, 2010 2:27 p.m.

    Isnt it "DUCK Hunt Dog"?
  • Cernunnos - March 12, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    video games can by definition not be art, nor can cars. for something to be art the purpose of its existence has to be the existence itself. objects made for some function can not be art. Braid is artsy, but it isn art. creating games can be seen as an art, but with a whole different meaning of the word.
  • lovinmyps3 - March 12, 2010 6:08 a.m.

    The Duck Hunt one is awesome!!
  • xDxP - March 12, 2010 5:59 a.m.

  • solidsnake_5552000 - March 12, 2010 5 a.m.

    The luigi one was simply genius. Memetastic!
  • Bomberman666 - March 12, 2010 3:48 a.m.

    GameSpy already did this, including one of the exact same images, back in August: Just saying...
  • GameManiac - March 12, 2010 3:33 a.m.

    Who knew there was enough of a juxtaposition between these two topics? Luigi screaming made me laugh for a good minute. The Mona Lisa spoof made me remember a Pokemon version of it, with Ash's cap on her head, and a Pikachu on her lap. I wonder if there's any more like that?
  • Rattlehead - March 11, 2010 11:07 p.m.

    Give the people Birth of Samus. Boticcelli would be proud
  • CH3BURASHKA - March 11, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    Awesome! When the Museum of Video Games opens, these will be placed front and center.
  • Cyberninja - March 11, 2010 10:15 p.m.

    why not put okami in one of these this article is just asking for it.
  • OberKommando44 - March 11, 2010 10:13 p.m.

    American God of War was done well. More of these would be awesome.

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