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Santa Classics by Ed Wheeler

Inspired by Henri Rousseau The Dream – 1910ed-wheeler-santa-classics-02

The Story of Santa Classicsed-wheeler-santa-classics-08

Settings: Philadelphia, today

Leading actor: Ed Wheeler is an american artist, photographer and Santa devotee 

Plot: Artist Ed Wheeler, steps into classic masterworks of art dressed as the iconic santa claus, paying homage to the original paintings. Wheeler has researched hundreds of paintings and finds that certain compositions beckon to him for a “Santa intervention.” Often Santa replaces a main figure in a painting; sometimes he is added to a group composition or may even be the single human presence in a landscape. Wheeler’s intent is to pay homage to the original paintings while offering art lovers an additional reason to smile.

Inspired by Sandro Botticelli The Birth of Venus – 1486ed-wheeler-santa-classics-01

Inspired by Caravaggio Supper at Emmaus – 1601ed-wheeler-santa-classics-05

Inspired by Francisco Goya The Third of May 1808 – 1814ed-wheeler-steps-into-famous-masterpieces-for-santa-classics-20

Inspired by George Caleb Bingham Fur Traders Descending the Missouri – 1845ed-wheeler-steps-into-famous-masterpieces-for-santa-classics-7


Inspired by Edgar Degas The Ballet Class – 1880ed-wheeler-santa-classics-04

Inspired by Jean-Leon Gerome Pygmalion and Galatea – 1890ed-wheeler-santa-classics-03

Inspired by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge A Friend in Need - 1903ed-wheeler-steps-into-famous-masterpieces-for-santa-classics-4

Inspired by Giorgio de Chirico The Soothsayer’s Recompense – 1913ed-wheeler-steps-into-famous-masterpieces-for-santa-classics-6

Inspired by Theo van Doesburg Composition – 1929ed-wheeler-steps-into-famous-masterpieces-for-santa-classics-23

Inspired by René Magritte Golconda – 1953ed-wheeler-steps-into-famous-masterpieces-for-santa-classics-5

Inspired by Edward Hopper Nighthawks – 1942ed-wheeler-steps-into-famous-masterpieces-for-santa-classics-17Photos via Design Boom

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