The patina of history shrouds many famous personalities and mythical figures in mystery. The distance of time and the mastership of the artists make all of them look like, well, gods or demigods. Comparing yourself to them may be daunting, and you rarely think of them as regular people with normal needs. But they are, and I wanted to show you this. But how else could I do it if not with the help of artificial intelligence, which is pretty accessible these days, and it produces wonderful results.

It's not the first time I've done this, and you may check out the previous post and see how I progressed since the last time. And without further ado, let's me show you what I've done this time. I think it really proves that they could be any one of us, and us—any one of them. I hope this inspires you to do great things today. Enjoy!

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Matau Tathonca

Matau Tathonca

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
3 months ago

I just love that portrait. Looks very solemn and powerful.

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The recreations of the photographer and digital artist Bas Uterwijk (IIIIII) made me create this series in the first place. Obviously, he's a master of the medium, and I started by trying to learn more from him and emulate his style. I was very glad to receive some positive feedback from him the last time I talked with him! I would also like to mention Nathan Shipley's works (III), which also influenced me greatly.

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Fayum Mummy Portrait

Fayum Mummy Portrait

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

Not bad.

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Apollo

Apollo

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Jonny Man
Community Member
3 months ago

Eerily close, this one. To the point I gotta ask, sir, might you... be an Ancient Sun God?

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When choosing the character, the most time-consuming thing is to find an image that resembles the historical figure. I spend hours in image databases and do research about how the historical personalities looked until I get the right picture. The time it takes greatly depends on the piece, but each individual recreation takes up to 2 hours, which is nothing compared to AI-unassisted methods that may take from days to months.

#4

Hatsheput, Pharaoh

Hatsheput, Pharaoh

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Kiwii Stone
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3 months ago

I think her face would have been less angular

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Madame De Pompadour

Madame De Pompadour

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Maddy_BobaTea
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3 months ago

AW shes so cute!

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I believe that these legendary and historical personalities were really special, no matter how common and mundane the AI makes them look. No matter how regular they might look, we will always have in mind that they've a made a name for themselves in history, and the surrounding aura of their historical significance never really fades, unless it's completely forgotten. This time I'm more happy with my works than the previous, and I can really feel the progress from the last time.

#6

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Jonny Man
Community Member
3 months ago

Ole Genius had a trim lately I see! Now rockin' a 'stache, too! Frankly, I think this guy could play him in a Da Vinci movie!

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#7

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

This is close.

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Lucifer

Lucifer

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
3 months ago (edited)

The statue has that "I left my stove on" look eternally etched on its face. Perhaps this is the real meaning of eternal damnation, lol.

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#9

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

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Susan Williams
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3 months ago

Great improvement on the AI rendition of his eyes.

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#10

Joan Of Arc

Joan Of Arc

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Ellie
Community Member
3 months ago

This fits with how the records describe her

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#11

Queen Nefertiti

Queen Nefertiti

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

While the model is lovely, the jaw is wrong and the neck too short.

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Zeus

Zeus

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
3 months ago

Looks like Zach Galifianakis. Or is it the other way around? Also looks a little bit stoned. Reminds of the lyrics "God of Thunder, and Rock and Roll." I also love that AI beard hair glitch. It looks like lightning bolts, which fits the character.

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Caligula

Caligula

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DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
3 months ago

My mom gave me that haircut too when I was young. Lol

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#14

Turin's Holy Shroud

Turin's Holy Shroud

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Jonny Man
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks appropriate for the role. A Jewish dude who came back from the dead! I'd be a little wide-eyed too!

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#15

Statue Of Liberty

Statue Of Liberty

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ZAPanda
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3 months ago

I think SOL looks more like owen wilson. Fight me.

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#16

Saladin, Sultan Of Egypt And Syria

Saladin, Sultan Of Egypt And Syria

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
3 months ago

Just want to note that if Saladin on the left rocked that turban in modern times, it would put most modern celebrities to shame.

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#17

Johan Sebastian Bach

Johan Sebastian Bach

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Jonny Man
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh my, this one is simply TOO close! I'd believe in this one, no trouble!

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#18

Isabel, Princess Imperial Of Brazil

Isabel, Princess Imperial Of Brazil

Signed the law for the liberation of slaves in Brazil.

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Jonny Man
Community Member
3 months ago

Setting slaves free is always a good thing. Trick is to make sure that freedom offers them more opportunity than just the freedom to wallow in poverty!

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#19

Christina Of Denmark

Christina Of Denmark

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Susan Williams
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3 months ago

Good representation.

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#20

Aphrodite

Aphrodite

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Lady of the Mountains
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3 months ago

didnt get the nose quite right

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#21

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Jonny Man
Community Member
3 months ago

A younger, hotter, hollywood Beethoven! Before that tragic deafness...

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#22

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

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PickledZucchini11
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3 months ago

Where's that wonderful wig!?

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Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Anton Kider
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3 months ago

There are photos of him actually. The recreation us not that accurate. The painting is.

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#24

Katherine Swynford

Katherine Swynford

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
3 months ago

Just sporting that casual Dracula look.

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Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

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Maddy_BobaTea
Community Member
3 months ago

she looks like an art teacher

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#26

Mary, Queen Of Scots

Mary, Queen Of Scots

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Orange Is Aging
Community Member
3 months ago

For some reason she gives me TikTok mom vibes

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#27

Costanza Bonarelli, Noblewoman, Merchant And Art Dealer

Costanza Bonarelli, Noblewoman, Merchant And Art Dealer

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Annemarie Mattheyse
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3 months ago

The lips aren't plump enough compared to the bust.

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#28

Miss Edith Corse Evans

Miss Edith Corse Evans

She was one of 4 first-class women to die on the Titanic, her body never found.

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Jonny Man
Community Member
3 months ago

Okay, this is just comparing two photographs of totally different women. I can see the resemblance, though - maybe they were related?

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#29

Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's David

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Orange Is Aging
Community Member
3 months ago

That statue is so big! I thought it was regular person sized until very recently, and boy was I wrong!

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#30

Livia Drusilla

Livia Drusilla

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Jonny Man
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

She's a little too lean to be the full-fleshed figure in the statue TBH! Mouth just a little too wide, too... but her eyes and hair are close enough. Also she herself is VERY beautiful!

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#31

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

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Susan Williams
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3 months ago

I think there has been a mistake, the original looks more like Marc Antony.

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#32

"The Sacred Heart Of Mary"

"The Sacred Heart Of Mary"

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Orange Is Aging
Community Member
3 months ago

Except she definitely didn’t really look like that, being from the Middle East and all

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Lady Of Elche

Lady Of Elche

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

The chin and jaw are not right.

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