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Adobe Recreates Lost Art Masterpieces Using Stock Photos and Photoshop

Campaign to Restore Lost Artworks Promotes Adobe Stock

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Jun 21, 2016

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The intersection of technology and digital art is bringing about some amazing projects. Earlier this year we saw ING and JWT Amsterdam create a portrait in the style of Rembrandt using 3D printing technology, and now Adobe has recreated some famous lost, stolen and destroyed artistic masterpieces using stock photos and Photoshop, in a campaign by Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

To promote its Adobe Stock facility, the company challenged four digital artists from its Behance artist community to recreate lost, stolen or destroyed art using just Adobe Stock photography. The artists and their assigned pieces of art included Ecuadorian artist Karla Cordova and Frida Kahlo's "The Wounded Table"; Jean-Charles Debroize of France and Caravaggio's "Saint Matthew and the Angel;" U.S. artist Mike Campau and Karl Friedrich Schinkel's "Cathedral Towering Over a Town;" and India's Ankur Patar and Rembrandt van Rijn's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee" (you can find out more about how this one was done in a Behind the Scenes film.)

The "Make a Masterpiece" website features the finished masterpieces, time lapse videos showing the finished pieces coming together, bios and backgrounds of the four artists, and several "how to" tutorials. It's planned for the site to include more recreations of artworks.

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Date
Jun 21, 2016
Agency:
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Client:
Adobe
Co-Chairman:
Rich Silverstein
Co-Chairman:
Jeff Goodby
Executive Creative Director:
Margaret Johnson
Creative Director:
Will Elliott
Creative Director:
Patrick Knowlton
Art Director:
Bennett Austin
Copywriter:
Jordan Dodson
Director of Graphic Services:
Jim King
Managing Partner:
Robert Riccardi
Account Director:
Theo Abel
Account Manager:
Molly Navalinski
Assistant Account Manager:
Aliza Niewood
Director of Brand Strategy:
Bonnie Wan
Brand Strategist:
Etienne Ma
Communications Strategy Deputy Director:
Dong Kim
Senior Communication Strategist:
Caitlin Neelon
Communications Strategist:
Natalie Williamson
Jr. Communication Strategist:
Chloe Bosmeny
Research and Analytics Director:
Cassi Husain
Business Affairs Manager:
Heidi Killeen

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