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Super Magritte combines surrealist paintings and Super Mario
More like “The Koopa Condition,” am I right?
Whether it was a painting of a well-dressed man with a green apple in front of his face (“The Son of Man“) or a painting within a painting (“The Human Condition“), surrealist René Magritte was a master of mystery.
A new single-serving Tumblr blog, Super Magritte, captures the essence of the painter’s greatest works while keeping people scratching their heads with one hand and reaching for a video game controller with the other.
Super Magritte takes Magritte’s paintings and reimagines them with characters, artifacts, and backgrounds from the iconic Super Mario Bros. video game series.
To date, the mysterious artist behind Super Magritte has only posted 12 illustrations. The following are the five most popular—along with the paintings that inspired them.
Photos via Super Magritte/Tumblr
Fernando Alfonso III served as an early Reddit and 4chan reporter and the Daily Dot’s first art director until 2016. He’s gone on to report at Lexington’s Herald-Leader and at the Houston Chronicle.