Ruff sketch: animal portraits within the type of previous masters – in photos | Artwork and design

Turning pet photos into old masters is big business for Dutch artists I did Lucasson. In 2016 when the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Having published many of his works in the public domain, Lucasson digitally inserted a photo of his beloved Labradoodle Ventje into one of the paintings. Since then, the Dutch graphic designer and visual artist has turned hundreds of cats, dogs and guinea pigs into works of art for his website L’animorph.

These, along with his portraits of wildlife such as zebras, flamingos and raccoons, are collected in a series of books published by. were issued teNeues . “It started out as something I did for fun and it became a company,” he says. “The portraits should be nothing more than a reminder of the love of a dog or a cat. But it has become something bigger. “