art-x-smart-designboom06Having used computers and smartphones for a while now, it’s hard to imagine how we got along in life without them. From reading books or magazines while waiting for a friend, we now play with our phones. Information is at our fingertips and an argument can be quickly settled simply by searching Google for an answer right there and then. But what if today’s technology made it into the past? How might that work out? Artist Kim Dong-Kyu attempts to find out in an artistic mashup of classic paintings by famous painters where modern technology has been interjected into them, as pictured above in Édouard Manet’s “In the Conservatory” painting which has since been renamed as, “Always in my Hand”.


The project has been dubbed “art x smart” and while it was meant to question the influence of technology in today’s society, the end result is a pretty hilarious one, where characters have been painted to look prim and proper, suddenly gives off a very hipster vibe with smartphones and tablets in their hands. Amazingly enough, for the most part, Kim’s interjections of technology into the paintings have blended in rather nicely and if you’d like to check out the rest of the modifications, head on over to the source link below for more pictures.

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