Auto Mechanics Recreate Renaissance Paintings

Photographer Freddy Fabris had always wanted to pay homage to the Renaissance masters with his photos in some way, but he wasn’t sure how until he stumbled upon an auto-mechanic shop in the Midwest. This led to a brilliant series of funny portraits with auto mechanics.



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  1. El Mero Mero November 23, 2019

    Names of painintgs to relate them to the originals!

  2. Bridget Anne November 23, 2019

    Absolutely fabulous! Bravo bravo! I want to calendar!

  3. Anonymous November 23, 2019

    I can almost smell the crankcase grease in my dad’s garage and “filling station.”

  4. Jay Daar November 23, 2019

    Yes I would love matches between the originals and the reenactments.

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  6. Sue November 24, 2019

    These are amazing! Lighting, subject matter, everything about these are truly remarkable photography!

  7. Claire November 24, 2019

    Fantastic! Hilarious and intriguing at the same time, well done!

  8. Sammie November 24, 2019

    Links to original paintings would be great. Calendar would be amazing!! This is genius, so well done!!

  9. Betty Seideman November 24, 2019

    If you make a calendar I will buy it! Creative genius is what I call it! Amazing! You really know your art , guys! Amazing!

  10. ANN TOPMILLER November 24, 2019

    NAILED IT!!!

  11. Dimitroff November 24, 2019

    And the peace de resistance…… “The Last Supper”… in all same pics with sheet benders. drill press(s), wrenches, torches, files- both kinds, bellows furnace, anvil and hammers, and many more tool and die makers set ups, etc’s….. .

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  13. Dr Rin Porter November 26, 2019

    OMG! I laughed till I cried. These are so great! Thank you! Brilliant!

  14. Anonymous November 26, 2019

    While the first is obviously Michelangelo’s God and Adam, I don’t think all of the photographs are based on originals. I think what the artist has done is to create his own works in the style of the Masters which is why so many of the words look familiar but they are not. If I am correct, I think this goes to how brilliant the artists is.

  15. Aliceann Carlton November 26, 2019

    Fabulous, every one. Plus the photography and lighting is perfect. Made my entire week! Thanks.

  16. Marina November 26, 2019

    LOVE these!

  17. BeezaRacer November 27, 2019

    Brings tears to my eyes. The dim, crowded and none too orderly shops of my youth in the ’50s. Those were the days.

  18. Harvey November 27, 2019

    Excellent, well done

  19. Alison November 27, 2019

    So beautiful. Yes I would love a calendar of you do one

  20. F-Stop-Photo November 28, 2019

    just love your work!

    that last super is briliant

  21. KASA November 29, 2019

    Real life experiences are generally not examined by commoners. The elite watch these things, as to have mentally controlled people at their use, for the rich and demented folks. My experiences with real life mechanic’s , were the same except, I didn’t take photos of the pieces of cars everywhere. The vehicle’s parts and pieces, all carry info to those who have the knowledge about machinery.

  22. Anonymous November 29, 2019

    One point: Not all auto mechanics are white men.

  23. Anonymous November 29, 2019

    … but all the Renaissance masters were.

  24. Anonymous November 30, 2019

    Brilliant and beautiful!

  25. BHess November 30, 2019

    Brilliant! An artist is someone who can bring out the beautiful or profound that others can not see. This photographer is a master in his his own genre.

  26. CDeMuth November 30, 2019

    These are amazing. I would gladly go to a gallery to see them. Truly inspiring.

  27. hardscrabble farmer December 5, 2019

    Absolutely beautiful.

  28. OldBaguette December 26, 2019

    Inspired and meticulously done. Bravo!

  29. Anonymous February 1, 2020

    They’re really really good and it would be lovely to see the originals beside them

  30. Anonymous February 2, 2020

    I just communicated with the photographer. He said the group photos are referenced, but the individual portraits and still lifes are “inspired by Rembrandt’s portraiture in a general way.” The main scenes are, obviously, the Sistine Chapel (God and Adam), the Last Supper, and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.

  31. Kerry March 8, 2020

    Brilliant, and perfectly composed.

  32. Anonymous April 1, 2020

    the light on these picts is AMAZING!!!!

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  34. Anonymous April 1, 2020

    Very creative! I found myself thinking-“that would fantastic in the hallway!”

  35. Anonymous April 1, 2020

    Brilliant!! You used the light in such a magical way!

  36. Scott April 1, 2020

    For those of you that want matches to the originals…..
    You were the ones asleep or doodling in art appreciation class, weren’t you.

  37. Peggy Edman April 1, 2020

    Merch! Love these portraits!

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  39. Erika Just April 1, 2020

    I just love this crocket sense of Humor. It is just mine. Most of the artwork is wonderful some of them are less interesting, because they are too close copies of the original. But thank you.

  40. Anonymous April 1, 2020

    Fabulous. These are masterpieces also

  41. Anonymous April 1, 2020

    Fantastic fotos !

  42. Lutzi April 1, 2020

    Love it !!!!!

  43. Anonymous April 1, 2020

    Wonderful! so goodQ

  44. ruth April 1, 2020

    Fantastic FUN and the photography and lighting are superb IMHO!!

  45. Lucycoryalyea April 1, 2020

    Beautiful photos! Each one was really a piece of art!

  46. Crone April 1, 2020

    thank you thank you thank you

  47. MaryAnn April 2, 2020

    My Dad was a welder/gas station attendant. Reminded me so much of him and his friends.

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  49. Anonymous April 2, 2020

    Very Entertaining and thought provoking.

  50. Jennie April 2, 2020

    Love this. Calendar please.


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