Artist Imagines What Famous People From the Past Would Look Like Today and Her Work Is Wonderful


Are you a bit of a history buff? If so, you’re going to want to start following an Instagram account called Royalty Now.

It’s run by a graphic designer named Becca Saladin and she said her main reason for starting this project was because she thought that the portraits of her favorite historical figures “always look flat, sick, and, of course, dressed in period hair and costume that we don’t relate with today.”

So Saladin has spruced up these people from the past and made them ready to go for the 21st century. Let’s take a look at her work.

1. Botticelli’s Venus.

2. Mary, Queen of Scots.

3. Henry VII.

4. Emperor Augustus.

5. Anne Boleyn.

6. Louis XV.

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Louis XV is lesser known than his predecessor the Sun King and his heir, Louis XVI, but he was the second-longest reigning monarch in French history. I have always known him by his famous mistresses, Madame De Pompadour (a former Royalty Now subject, swipe ➡️➡️ to see her) and Madame du Barry. I’ll do Madame du Barry soon and complete the set!

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7. Queen Isabella of Castile.

8. Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

9. Prince Albert.

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Repost of Prince Albert on this lovely Friday: Prince Albert, shown here at age 21 and painted by John Partridge in 1840. Albert was the Prince Consort to Queen Victoria for 22 years, resulting in 9 children and a massive dynasty that would eventually extend to many of the royal houses in Europe.

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10. Ingrid Bergman.

11. The Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.

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12. Jane Austen.

13. Agrippina the Younger.

14. Benjamin Franklin.

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. I definitely see some resemblance to Tom Hanks. What about you guys?

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I know that I’m probably not alone in this assessment, but her work is excellent!

What do you think? Who would you like to see Saladin re-imagine for today’s world?

Let us know in the comments!