Classic Paintings Of London Superimposed Over Modern Photos

It’s easy to forget that most classical landscape (and cityscape) paintings were based on real life locations, and it can be hard to place the exact location in question when you’re viewing a work of art from inside the sterile walls of an art gallery.

But when the painting is superimposed over a modern day photo of the scene it all falls into place, and both art and history come to life in a way that's hard to imagine otherwise.

London based redditor shystone has been hard at work revealing the modern day locations featured in classical paintings from the 18th and 19th century, showing us around old London town through the eyes of Canaletto, Logsdail and Nebot.

-Via Laughing Squid

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