French Instagrammers remake iconic Paris art

French Instagrammers remake iconic Paris art
A new look at François Boucher. Photo: Paris Musées
Instagrammers have reinterpreted iconic works from the municipal museums of Paris museums in a new exhibition, marking the launch of an online art platform.
Fancy a modern twist on your iconic art?
Then head down to the Gare Saint Lazare station in Paris, where the Paris Musées institution has set up a new exhibition which sees famed Instagrammers in France re-imagining art. 
The exhibition, called Parallels, marks the launch of a new online platform that makes the art collections held by the Paris Musées 14 museums accessible to anyone. 
Instagrammers, including a mix of photographers, bloggers, and even comedy YouTubers, were simply told to “reinvent what they encountered”, resulting in some impressive takes on art that's centuries old.

One, included below, sees a woman ditching a feather fan for her smartphone and her high heels for running sneakers. 
Here is a selection of the ten pieces. 
Instagrammer @audrey.pirault takes on a piece by François Boucher (1703-1770), which can be found at the Musée Cognacq-Jay. 
Here is how @aaram_anis reimagined a painting by Ary Scheffer (1795-1858), which is housed at the Musée de la Vie romantique. 
A new look at Louis Antoine Léon Riesener (1808-1878) from @avner_peres. The original is at the Maison de Balzac in Paris. 
Instagrammer @valentinerie reinterprets a piece by Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), which can be found at the Musée Bourdelle.
This is how @miss_etc recreated a work by Georges Clairin (1843-1919), which can be found at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Petit Palais.
The works will be on display at the Gare Saint Lazare until July 31st. And while we're talking of Instagram, why not follow The Local France here on @thelocalfrance for pictures from around France each day.

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