See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

The results could easily be museum worthy.

Classic art and contemporary subjects — that seems to be the inspiration behind George Dawe's collection of painted portraits currently climbing the ranks of Reddit. Dawe adopts the neoclassical aesthetic made famous by early-19th century artists like Jacques-Louis David, but instead of digitally painting old dictators like Napoleon, he goes the pop culture route. The clash of subject style is pretty damn cool.

Someone get a hold of the Smithsonian, because here are some new candidates for entry.

Robert Downey Jr.

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

Michael Jackson

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

Brad Pitt

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

Billy Murray

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

Elvis Presley

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

David Bowie

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

The Rock

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

Leonardo DiCaprio

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

Matt Damon

See How One Artist Turned Today's Celebs into Old School Military Knight Paintings

Will.I.Am

You can check out the entire collection here, and let us know who you think looks most 19th century regal, down in the comments.

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