Old paintings, new hope: artist adds Star Wars elements to classic paintings

An artist has given classic paintings NEW HOPE – by adding STAR WARS elements into the famous works.

David Hamilton, 50, put his unique twist on paintings by the likes of Monet, Munch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

David Hamilton came up with the idea while flicking through a book of classic paintings

David Hamilton came up with the idea while flicking through a book of classic paintings

The creative artist, from Livingston, Scotland, came up with the idea while flicking through a book of classic paintings.

As a Star Wars fanatic he thought to himself how funny it would be funny to see a Stormtrooper incorporated into one of the works.

Star Wars as seen through the works of Monet, Munch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh

Star Wars as seen through the works of Monet, Munch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh

He decided to place the character into Repin’s ‘Tolstoy Ploughing’.

David then decided to create more works over the next month, only editing one work from each artist.

As a Star Wars fanatic, he thought it would be hilarious to subvert the art of some of the greats

As a Star Wars fanatic, he thought it would be hilarious to subvert the art of some of the greats

He said: “For these works I decided only to use one picture from any given artist and tried to find one example of their work where a Star Wars element wouldn’t look out of place.

“Over 29 nights I found myself doing the same thing with different pictures.

“While it was a huge effort, it never seemed like anything other than a really enjoyable way spend my spare time.

“Star Wars has been a huge part of my life – it came out when I was 12-years-old and just changed everything for me.

“Deep down I’m still that twelve year old boy.”

He said: "Star Wars has been a huge part of my life - it came out when I was 12-years-old and just changed everything for me."

He said: “Star Wars has been a huge part of my life – it came out when I was 12-years-old and just changed everything for me.”