Sunday, October 9, 2011

Celebrity Mash-ups: Iconatomy by George Chamoun


Is beauty subjective? Is it timeless? Within the last 100 years, the ideal beauty has changed when it comes to fashion and physical desirability, but does that mean someone from 20, 30 or 50 years ago wouldn't be able to appreciate the celebrities of today? With artist George Chamoun's Iconatomy, the answer is presented in a simple yet beautiful celebrity mash-up.


George Chamoun spent three weeks working on this celebrity collage, doing it the hard way: slowly going through hundreds of photographs in order find the right angle and right pair before getting the results you see here.

Chamoun's celebrity mash-ups include (from the top to the bottom): Elizabeth Taylor and Angelina JolieCary Grant and George ClooneyMarilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johansson; Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman; and James Dean and Robert Pattinson.


Each one of these celebrity mash-ups is so brilliantly executed that they leave you wanting more. Unfortunately, George Chamoun only did five of these celebrity mash-ups. His Tumblr log is here, with the complete Iconatomy over here. He also has another log for his artworks here. If you would like to compare the works between the old and new masters of studio portraiture (as depicted here), check out Edward Steichen, George Hurrell or Yousuf Karsh for the works in the style of the pioneers, while Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon and Platon make for a good introduction to the newer style of portrait photography.

14 comments:

Fang said...

Oh that's so clever! But what tedious work it must've been, finding just the right picture to use!

Mo said...

This is definitly real art. It is interesting how much these celebrity faces are known to us already, I could recognize most of them.

Shutterbug said...

Stunning images! I couldn't take my eyes off of those faces! Very clever, indeed.

And I do think that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ;)

D4 said...

That's sad.. they're just too perfect. It's not surprising there isn't more when you look at it like that.

Intredasting Bolg said...

Well done. :D

Damon said...

nice post :D

Major.Mack said...

yeah...what fang said

MRanthrope said...

boggled the mind! Seriously awesome.

DWei said...

Blah, I only recognized Pattison.

Oh, and I can't send her a card because I know the only ones she likes are handmade ones and unfortunately I don't have the time or materials to make a decent one.

Disturbed Style said...

Great blog! I love it! :)

Laughing Vault said...

so cool :D

i_love_weed said...

thats a pretty good picture

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