Art history is getting a Disney makeover in a new series of illustrations by artist Carlos Gromo. There are people who believe that learning art history is only for artists, critics, and other workers in that field. However, this illustrator believes that it is important for everyone to learn about it. He saw that many people did not know much about art history or famous paintings, so he started the project looking to educate in a fun way. He hopes these Disney paintings will encourage more people to learn about art history.



His series features such animated movie classics as 101 Dalmatians, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, and Sleeping Beauty. Some of his reimaginings fit all too well. For instance, Belle and Beast are depicted in the famous painting “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. Just like in the painting, they look like a couple embracing each other in beautifully decorated robes. Meanwhile, Roger and Anita Radcliffe from 101 Dalmatians are shown as a farmer and his daughter in the famous 1930 painting “American Gothic” by Grant Wood. Scroll down to see 20 of Gromos beautiful illustrations!

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#1 Beauty And The Beast (Based on: John William Waterhouse "The Soul of the Rose" (1908))


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#2 Sleeping Beauty (Based on: Edmund Blair Leighton "The Accolade" (1901))


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#3 101 Dalmatians (Based on: Grant Wood "American Gothic" (1930))


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#4 Beauty And The Beast (Based on: Gustav Klimt "The Kiss" (1907))


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#5 Hercules (Based on: John Simmons "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1870))


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#6 Beauty And The Beast (Based on: Lawrence Alma Tadema "Ask me no more" (1906))


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#7 The Princess And The Frog (Based on: Lawrence Alma Tadema "The Favourite Poet" (1888))


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#8 Cinderella (Based on: Fausto Carrying "Young Girl Carrying a Pumpkin" (1889))


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#9 Sleeping Beauty (Based on: Walter Crane "Hermes and Venus Gazing into a Mirror" (1885))


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#10 The Little Mermaid (Based on: Michael and Inessa Garmash "Precious Moments")


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#11 Snow White (Based on: Henry Meynell Rheam "The Fairy Wood" (1903))


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#12 Thumbelina (Based on: Pierre Auguste Cot "Spring" (1873))


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#13 Disney Family (Based on: William Waterhouse "A tale from Decameron" (1916))


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#14 The Little Mermaid (Based on: John William Waterhouse "The Siren" (1900))


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#15 Cinderella (Based on: Auguste Toulmouche "Vanity" (1870))


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#16 Snow White (ased on: William Adolphe Bouguereau "At the Edge of the Brook" (1875))


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#17 Peter Pan (Based on: Henrietta Rae "Hylas and the Water Nymphs" (1910))


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#18 Peter Pan (Based on: Pierre Auguste Cot "The Storm" (1880))


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#19 Cinderella (Based on: William Adolphe Bouguereau "Rest in Harvest" (1865))


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#20 Tarzan (Based on: John William Waterhouse "The Sorceress" (1911))


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