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Dali's take on Portal, and other gaming masterpieces

(Image credit: Drew Northcott)

In 2007, PC Gamer commissioned artist Drew Northcott (opens in new tab) 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 occurred to us that they deserve a wider audience. Check out Drew's site (opens in new tab) for more of his work.

Campbell's Exploding Barrels

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

D0G Playing Poker

(Image credit: Drew Northcott)

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

The Extraction of Adam

Art: The Creation of Adam (opens in new tab), Michelangelo (1512)
Game: BioShock (2007)

The Persistence of Portals

Art: The Persistence of Memory (opens in new tab), Salvador Dali (1931)
Game: Portal (2007)

American Fandango

Art: American Gothic (opens in new tab), Grant Wood (1930)
Game: Grim Fandango (1998)

Trouble at t'Mill

Art: Coming from the Mill (opens in new tab), LS Lowry (1930)
Game: Darwinia (2005)

The Girl with the Black Pearl Earring

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

The Vivisected Man

Art: Vitruvian Man (opens in new tab), Leonardo Da Vinci (1487)
Game: Spore (2008)


Art: Various (opens in new tab), Jackson Pollock (1942-1953)
Game: DEFCON (2006)

Mona Vance

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Art: Mona Lisa (opens in new tab), Leonardo da Vinci (1503–1506, estimated)
Game: Half-Life 2 (2004)


(Image credit: Drew Northcott)

Art: Whaam! (opens in new tab), Roy Lichtenstein (1963)
Game: Wipeout (1995)

Cacodemon (Divided)

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Art: Mother and Child (Divided) (opens in new tab), Damien Hirst (1993)
Game: Doom (1993)