Dali's take on Portal, and other gaming masterpieces

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In 2007, PC Gamer commissioned artist Drew Northcott to produce a series of pieces inserting game characters into classic masterpieces of art. They were awesome. Drew is amazing. We used one piece per issue as our back page, and it's just occured to us that they deserve a wider audience. It also occured to us that they'd make gorgeous wallpapers, so we've put together some reformatted versions for various size desktops. If yours isn't listed, let us know in the comments. Check out Drew's site for more of his work.

 

American Fandango

Art:American Gothic, Grant Wood (1930)
Game: Grim Fandango (1998)

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Campbell's Exploding Barrels

Art:Campbell's Soup Cans, Andy Warhol (1962)
Game: Half-Life 2 (2004)

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D0G Playing Poker

Art:Dogs Playing Poker, C. M. Coolidge (1903)
Games: Sam & Max Hit The Road, Wolfenstein, Fallout, Reservoir Dogs, Half-Life 2, Nintendogs, Half-Life

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A Far Cry from the West Bank

Art:Untitled - Israeli West Bank Barrier, Banksy (2005)
Game: Far Cry (2004)

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The Extraction of Adam

Art:The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo (1512)
Game: BioShock (2007)

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The Persistence of Portals

Art:The Persistence of Memory, Salvidor Dali (1931)
Game: Portal (2007)

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Trouble at t'Mill

Art:Coming from the Mill, LS Lowry (1930)
Game: Darwinia (2005)

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The Girl with the Black Pearl Earring

Art:The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer (1665)
Game: Beyond Good and Evil (2003)

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The Vivisected Man

Art:Vitruvian Man, Leonardo Da Vinci (1487)
Game: Spore (2008)

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JACKCON

Art:Various, Jackson Pollock (1942-1953)
Game: DEFCON (2006)

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