the burger friday: the canvas project combines classic paintings and piles of burgers

the burger friday: the canvas project combines classic paintings and piles of burgers

brazilian artist gabriel nardelli araujo combines classic art with modern life by adding unusual elements to paintings. the artist’s spin-off series ‘the burger friday’ is part of ‘the canvas project’, a collection of collages with unexpected storylines.

salome and a pile of burgers


‘the series started with focusing on a very recurrent subject in art history, the beheading of st john the baptist,’ explains araujo. ‘the idea was to change the meaning and the perception of the scene by only modifying one of its elements.’

just by changing one element of the scene, its meaning is completely changed



the hamburgers are 3D models rendered using v-ray in 3ds max. the artist claims that this approach gives him more freedom to explore different compositions before making the decision for the final image. also, makes the lighting and color match a lot easier. the rendered hamburger and the original painting are later merged together using photoshop.

the original painting by giampietrino has a totally different mood.


salome and a burger


salome with the head of st. john the baptist, originally painted by gerard seghers


the original painting  used for the collage was painted by guido reni


original painting by andrea solario


still life of the head of saint john the baptist, here exchanged for a portion of fries and a burger



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Well, at least they painted the buns to look like the styrofoam bread the chains serve.


    JimCan says:
  • Interstate midday
    Hamburger, fries, large Coke
    Ahhh, divine order.

    Vladimir says:

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