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An Artist Showed What 15+ Iconic People of the Past Would Look Like Today

Perhaps you’ve imagined folks from a long time ago and wondered what they would have looked like. And this is something Hidreley Diao enjoys doing.

We decided to check out this artist’s work and wanted to share some of our favourites with you.

1. Michelangelo

© Daniele da Volterra / Michelangelo Buonarroti / Metropolitan Museum of Art / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

2. Hercules

© Livioandronico2013 / Wikimedia Commons© CC BY-SA 4.0© hidreley / Instagram

3. Vasco da Gama

© António Manuel da Fonseca / Vasco da Gama / National Maritime Museum / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

4. Marquise de Pompadour

© François Boucher / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

5. Isaac Newton

© Godfrey Kneller / Portrait of Isaac Newton / Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

6. Joan of Arc

© Johan of Arc / Archives nationales / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

7. Frida Kahlo

© AP / East News© hidreley / Instagram

8. Zeus

© Jastrow / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

9. Leonardo da Vinci

© Leonardo da Vinci / Turin, Royal Library / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

10. Nefertiti

© Magnus Manske / Wikimedia Commons© CC BY-SA 3.0© hidreley / Instagram

11. Ludwig van Beethoven

© Karl Joseph Stieler / Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa Solemnis / Beethoven-Haus, Bonn / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

12. Johann Sebastian Bach

© Elias Gottlob Haussmann / Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach / Bach-Archiv Leipzig / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

13. Aphrodite

© Livioandronico2013 / Wikimedia Commons© CC BY-SA 4.0© hidreley / Instagram

14. Cleopatra

© José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro / Wikimedia Commons© CC BY-SA 4.0© hidreley / Instagram

15. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

© Barbara Kraft / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

16. William Shakespeare

© John Taylor / Chandos portrait / National Portrait Gallery / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

17. Mona Lisa

© Leonardo da Vinci / Portrait of Mona Lisa del Giocondo / Louvre Museum / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

18. Vincent van Gogh

© Vincent van Gogh / Self-portrait Vincent van Gogh / Musée d’Orsay / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

19. Napoléon Bonaparte

© Jacques-Louis David / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram

20. Gaius Caesar

© unknown author / Musei Vaticani (Stato Città del Vaticano) / Wikimedia Commons© CC0 1.0© hidreley / Instagram
Who of these people looks exactly the way you imagined them? Preview photo credit Leonardo da Vinci / Portrait of Mona Lisa del Giocondo / Louvre Museum / Wikimedia CommonsCC0 1.0hidreley / Instagram

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