It’s easy to look at paintings and sculptures of historical figures and think of them as otherworldly in a way. The clothing and hair styles are so strikingly different to anything we’ve known that it’s hard to think of them as real people.
Artist Becca Saladin has taken it upon herself to recreate paintings and sculptures of royalty and other historic figures in a more modern style—complete with hair, clothing, and makeup adjustments. Some make a lot of sense, and some are incredibly surprising. You can see her work on Instagram. Click through to see 30 of our favorites.