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You may have heard about Young Me Now Me, a fun Ze Frank thing. After discovering the painting of Georges Emile Lebacq below (thanks Patrick) and it’s remarkable likeness to my visage, we at developed something with a little more dignity and class, it’s called: Impressionist Me, Now Me.

Get out that new digital camera you just unwrapped, do some hunting online and get into it.

Here’s the rules:

1. Search or other sites for a historical painting, drawing, or early photograph that looks like you. (It’s easier than you think) It doesn’t have to be an impressionist painting, that’s just what we started with.

2. Create a photo of you today where you recreate the pose and scene as best you can. Try to dress the same.

3. Put the two images side by side and upload it into the comments!

Here’s some to get us started:

Georges Emile Lebacq and Steve Lambert

Georges Emile Lebacq and Steve Lambert

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Van Gogh and Jamie Dubs

Van G and Jamie W

Michele Meets Dora Wheeler

Michele Meets Dora Wheeler

Van Gough and Evan Roth

Van Gogh and Evan Roth

Nate Graham chills with Diego Rivera

Nate Graham chills with Diego Rivera

Claire Jervert and unkown

Claire Jervert and unkown

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Posted on December 22, 2008



  1. synthesis says:

    dude, what if youre filipino?

  2. doublebonds says:

    i guess that just means we get shafted again…

  3. steve says:

    Well, it doesn’t have to be a perfect ethnographic match. Have fun. That said, if you want t stay true, allow me to help:

  4. Steve, I would love to add photo, but I’m not sure how to upload to comments.

  5. steve says:

    @Claire, good point. You’ll need to upload the photo online somewhere and then use the img tag to place it here. Or you can email it to me and I will add it.

  6. This is where I put the links. Will do again if this goes through

  7. nate graham says:

    hey, i think i found my double — diego rivera by amadeo modigliani

    here’s the link for the pictures :D

  8. Claire Jervert and France Preseren (poet)
    Couldn’t find a corset to pose as Eva Gonzalès

  9. artNOMAD says:

    Ingres and artNOMAD

  10. Irene says:

    Bonus for Eastern European Artist, Nicolae Grigorescu!

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