Ever wonder what people from the future would think of our art today? Or what old Renaissance art would look like if it were transformed to reflect today’s standards? Well we may not ever know the answer to the first question, but an artist named Rebecca Rüten is trying to work out the second.


Rüten takes modern junk food and people and transforms them into photos that mimic old Renaissance paintings. The posed looks, classic table settings, flowing robes — they’re all here.


The photo series is a commentary on the prevalence of fast food culture in today’s modern world, while still taking note of Rüten’s fascination with the “eroticism, presentation and charisma of paintings from the Renaissance Period.”


While the tattoos, giant beards and fried chicken may seem out of place at first, the juxtaposition of the old and new, elegant and common are still some of the very themes addressed in Renaissance art. Not to mention, there are few things more beautiful than a full box of perfectly glazed donuts, just waiting for someone to grab.


What do you all think of this photo series? Tell us in the comments below!