Timothée Chalamet’s face makes classic Renaissance paintings better

In this case, art imitates life.

Jul 18, 2018, 6:17 pm

Internet Culture

Onaje McDowelle 

Onaje McDowelle


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Timothée Chalamet’s face is so perfect that fans are Photoshopping him into classic paintings—and his alluring visage arguably improves the works tenfold.

The Instagram account @ChalemetInArt juxtaposes the 22-year-old French-American actor’s face onto the works of renowned artists like Claude Monet, Johannes Vermeer, and Botticelli. Despite being less than a month old, the account has already has almost 30,000 followers.

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After he earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his role in Call Me by Your Name, starred in the critically acclaimed Lady Bird, and grabbed a co-sign from rapper Tyler, the Creator, it’s only appropriate that standom follows for Chalamet.

Dozens of fan accounts are dedicated to Chalamet’s every move. According to Vogue, the art-parody account @CallMebyMonet was first created after the movie’s premiere, merging scenes and characters from the film with Monet’s esteemed works.

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Now @ChalemetInArt is joining the ranks of Chalamet-inspired art parody accounts, broadening the selection of pieces plastered with the actor’s face from Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” to Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks.”

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“Turns out Timothée Chalamet has been an inspiration to artists as far back as da Vinci,” says the bio of the self-proclaimed “badly Photoshopped Timmy” Instagram.

The actor may not have actually been around to serve as Leonardo’s muse, @ChalametInArt is making a good case that he should have been.

H/T Twitter

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Last updated Jul 18, 2018, 9:57 pm