Spanish Illustrator Reimagines Historic Paintings Using Disney Characters

Every painting tells a story. Every fairytale tells a story of a life that we have not seen or heard of, or something similar we are about to face. Art is not just for art critics, artists, and for those who work in that sphere, but also for everyone who has the talent of understanding the picture or story it tries to tell us.

Disney has been an art of its own since day one. It’s loved by many people with no age limit. It’s like the best relief that transports us to a fantasy/fairytale world from the struggles, difficulties, problems and distress we face in reality. They have been having a fan base of all generations since the very beginning. Illustrator and Graphic Designer Carlos Gromo help us remember that by creating a series of Disney princesses as the subjects of famous paintings, and the outcome was pure genius.

Based on: John William Waterhouse – The Soul of the Rose (1908)

Princess Belle smelling roses in garden in painting
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

Carlos is a Spanish Artist that runs an Instagram page to share samples of his work to his audience and fans. Gromo understood the need to share a series of these paintings so that people would memorize them better., since history/Renaissance seem to have been forgotten by the majority of the people.

Based on: Lawrence Alma Tadema – The Favourite Poet (1888)

Tiana and Charlotte on the floor sitting and lying
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

These Disney characters are something we all love and continue to feel that way about it. Gromo is a talented artist who thinks outside the box when it comes to creating masterpieces. His pieces are primarily Disney-inspired but also create reimagined versions of popular characters we very well know and love.

Based on: John William Waterhouse – Sketch of Circe “the Sorceress” (1911)

Jane from Tarzan staring into air
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

Here are some more of those pictures that were reimagined as historic drawings and paintings.

#1 Based on William Adolphe Bouguereau – Rest in Harvest (1865)

Princess Cinderella laying in the hay
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#2 Based on Henrietta Rae – Hylas and the Water Nymphs (1910)

Peter Pan with Fairies at a small river
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#3 Based on Pierre Auguste Cot – Spring (1873) 

Thumbliena on a swing with a Prince
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#4 Based on Walter Crane – Hermes and Venus Gazing into a Mirror (1885)

Sleeping Beauty checking out her crown from a mirror in the forest
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#5 Based on Pierre Auguste Cot – The Storm (1880)

Wendy with Peter Pan dancing in the forest
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#6 Based on John William Waterhouse – The Siren (1900)

Little Mermaid Ariel on top of a rock with a prince in the water
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#7 Based on Henry Meynell Rheam – The Fairy Wood (1903)

Snow White in a White Dress in the forest with the seven dwarfs
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#8 Based on Grant Wood – American Gothic (1930)

The 101 Dalmatians Family at a Barn
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#9 Based on Gustav Klimt – The Kiss (1907)

Beauty and the Beast hugging each other
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#10 Based on Edmund Blair Leighton – The Accolade (1901)

Sleeping Beauty Throning Prince Philip
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#11 Based on John Simmons – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1870)

Hercules and Princess talking to each other in the moonlight
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#12 Based on Lawrence Alma Tadema – Ask me no more (1906)

Gaston placing a kiss on Belle's Hand
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

#13 Based on Auguste Toulmouche – Vanity (1870)

Princess Cinderella kissing the mirror
Image Credits: Instagram/CarlosGromoDraw

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