If you like history, you may want to journey back in time and meet some of your favorite historical personalities. While it isn’t realistic (at least until someone invents the time machine), Magdalena Vissagio, an artist and comic book writer, has come up with the next best thing.

The artist creates lifelike recreations of historical personalities to depict how they might seem in the twenty-first century, and the results are interesting. Check out some of her work in the gallery below, and if you’re looking for more, check out our previous pieces on Bas Uterwijk and Becca Saladin’s work here and here!

 

#1 Henry VIII

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#2 Alexander the Great

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#3 William Shakespeare

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#4 Caravaggio

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#5 Julius Caesar

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#6 Catherine the Great

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#7 Martin Van Buren

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#8 Abraham Lincoln

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#9 Augustus

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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#10 Zachary Taylor

This artist depicted how well-known historical figures might seem today if they were still alive.
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Ruggiero
Ruggiero
1 month ago

Whitewashing Romans is so cringe. Have you ever SEEN a Roman from Italy? Of course a few Romans had fair eyes, but Julius Caesar? Julius Caesar????? You can check the descriptions and they are very clear about the word NIGRIS employed to explain the appearance of his eyes.