8-bit super mario meets magritte
8-bit super mario meets magritte
jul 24, 2013

8-bit super mario meets magritte

8-bit super mario meets magritte
all images courtesy of our princess is in another castle of the pyrenees!




super magritte, a blog-based creative project, pays homage to belgian surrealist master rené magritte. the tumblr artist reimagines some of the painter’s most iconic work as 8-bit designs, using backgrounds, symbols and gaming motifs from nintendo’s super mario brothers video game series. characters like bullet bill and koopa are substituted for some of magritte’s painted elements. while maintaining the composition and proportions of the original pieces, the pixelated versions capture the nostalgia of a bygone gaming era. 



8-bit super mario meets magritte
rené magritte ‘golconda’, 1953



8-bit super mario meets magritte
‘bullet bill transfixed’ (left) based on rené magritte’s ‘time transfixed’, 1938 (right)




8-bit super mario meets magritte
‘the level cheat’ (left) based on rené magritte’s ‘the victory’, 1939 (right)



8-bit super mario meets magritte
‘our princess is in another castle of the pyrenees!’ (left) based on rené magritte’s ‘castle of the pyrenees’, 1959 (right)



8-bit super mario meets magritte
‘super brothers’ (left) based on rené magritte’s ‘high society’, 1962 (right)



8-bit super mario meets magritte
‘memory of a warp’ (left) based on rené magritte’s ‘memory of a journey’, 1958 (right)



 8-bit super mario meets magritte
‘lakitu ideas’ (left) based on rené magritte’s ‘clear ideas’, 1958 (right)



8-bit super mario meets magritte
‘the yoshi room’ (left) based on rené magritte’s ‘the listening room’, 1952 (right)


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