People are clever aren't they? Today, we're impressed by Halley Docherty, a chap who also goes by the name shystone on Reddit, but who also created these brilliant images of famous paintings spliced with Google Street View.
Originally commissioned by Guardian Cities, we've selected three of our favourites, Edward Hopper's NightHawks, Jean Béraud's La Modiste Sur Les Champs-Élysées and Canaletto's A Regatta on the Grand Canal, to show you below. However, you can see the whole range if using this link right here.
Hopper painted his most famous work of art in 1942, which portrays diners eating late at night. Apparently it took a month and a half to complete and both Hopper and his wife posed as the figures in the picture. Second down is the image of the Champs-Elysées, which is perfectly captured by Jean Béraud, who created most of his works during the Belle Époque.
Finally, the bottom image depict's Venice's annual carnival regatta, with several of the figures wearing a costume of a white mask and black cape, which was typically worn during the carnival. This painting currently hangs in The National Gallery.
Nighthawks (1942) by Edward Hopper. The location of Hopper’s subject has been widely debated, but seems to be on the south-west side of Mulry Square, where Perry Street slants. Photograph: Halley Docherty
La Modiste Sur Les Champs-Élysées (1889) by Jean Béraud. Photograph: Halley Docherty
A Regatta on the Grand Canal (c.1740) by Canaletto. The man on the left in yellow staring at the viewer is supposedly Joseph Smith, the famous patron of Canaletto and British consul in Venice. Photograph: Halley Docherty