What turns a painting into a classic depends on many factors, the theme, the strokes, the artist themselves and so on. One thing all classic artworks are in common, though, is that they are all highly recognisable, even if they are distorted. New York-based artist Adam Lister is famous for painting in 8-bit patterns and has just recreated a few classic art pieces in his signature style.
These iconic paintings include Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper and Lady with an Ermine, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and more. The series appears to be created digitally instead of his usual way of painting in watercolour. They are available on his website as 12-inch diameter prints limited to 50 prints and each signed by the artist. Lister previously turned some pop culture icons and characters into 8-bits too, including Bruce Lee, Michael Jordan, Kobe Byrant, Alice from Alice in the Wonderland, Homer from The Simpsons and the twins from The Shining.