Moe Meets Old Masters In Book Of Fine Art Homages

Out on May 25th, the 122-page B5-sized (182mm x 257mm) book also discusses art history related to paintings

If you've spent much time on Pixiv, you'll probably have caught onto the habit of mixing moe with Western fine art. Check out all the homages to John Everett Millais' Ophelia for example. Now, moe meets Old Masters paintings in “Eshi de Irodoru Sekai no Meiga” (The World of Famous Masterpieces Coloured by Illustrators), an art book featuring the classics as reimagined by 43 artists such as  Shiro(Yama no Susume), Kazuharukina, and Rin Horuma.

 

Out on May 25th, the 122-page B5-sized (182mm x 257mm) book also discusses art history related to paintings such as Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring”, Munch’s “The Scream”, and Tawaraya Sotatsu’s “Fujin Raijin-zu”, and explores the influence of Japanese Ukiyo-e on Europe's artistic movements.

 

The first printing bonus is a postcard of Johannes Vermeer's "Milkmaid," while stores such as Toranora, animate and Melon Books also have their own limited bonus cards.

 

 

Bonus postcards

 

via Tokyo Girls Update and Natalie

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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