Renaissance remixed: street artists add 'their own spin' to the old masters

By Mark Oliver

A new exhibition in New York sees the work of artists such as the Master of Santo recreated in cardboard – but is it supportive or sacrilegious?

The Italian Renaissance painter known as the Master of Santo would surely have been intrigued if he had been able to see a new reinterpretation of one of his paintings, more than 500 years after his death. The era has provided plenty of inspiration for contemporary artists – the work of Jacob Burckhardt, for example – but still, the old master might have been taken aback that the reinterpreter is a street artist living in New York who has reassembled his image with cardboard.

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