Let's be honest here. Some of us find museums a bit boring. Luckily, professional photographer Stefan Draschan is trying to inspire people to appreciate art in a unique way. He has spent years hanging around museums waiting for people to approach the right painting not realizing that they perfectly match the priceless piece of art that they're looking at. Imagine how much it would make your day if someone pointed out that you happened to match a painting you admire! At the very least it would make your trip to the museum far more memorable. His project, “People Matching Famous Paintings” is both hilarious and fascinating, and helps connect people to gorgeous paintings that have lasted for 100s of years.
1. Maybe They're Related
It's not just the body type and hair color that cause us to do a double-take, it's the fact that both of them are also standing with their backs straight and are completely dressed in black.
We love how the seam in the baseboard mimics the walking stick in the painting (we bet you didn't notice it).
2. Grandma Has Some Serious Style
This is an awesome coincidence with both the top and art are unique. They are two entirely different artistic perspectives, but we are super impressed. Someone, please tell this woman that she is enhancing the piece of abstract art.
After looking at this photo, we can guess why it took the photographer years to match this artwork with a worthy person. It would have been mind-blowing if she was standing on her head (that would have made the resemblance even more shocking).
3. Painting Frame: Braids - Palette: Sweatshirt
With the braids and the picture frame on top of the blue colors, this photo was meant to be taken. Maybe her turquoise blue clothes and blonde hair were the main inspiration for Van Gogh to paint his Starry Night Over the Rhône.
This may be one of our new favorite photographs ever. It looks like Rapunzel and the floating lights.
4. Impressive Impressionist Matching
We can appreciate the photographer for perfectly matching the artwork with this woman, but first, let's take a moment to appreciate this woman's dress. Is it not gorgeous? Maybe she intentionally dressed to match Monet’s Water Lilies series. Was her dress made from the same canvas the painting was made from? Or who knows, maybe the painting is made from the same fabric as the dress.
If you scroll up so you can't see the bottom of the painting frame, she looks like she's actually part of the painting. Make sure to dress to match some popular painting for your next museum trip! Who knows, someone might take your photo.
5. Getting 2 For The Price of 1
This is an intriguing contrast of light vs. dark. What are the chances of this happening? These two were made for the two paintings.
It seems like the woman is contemplating the past and the man is looking at his future. This is how you get 2 for the price of 1.
6. Sometimes The Match Is Almost Perfect
Stefan Draschan waits for hours for the perfect photo. He waits for the right person to arrive who matches the artwork. However, he does not approach them. Instead, he hopes that they go near the painting before taking a photo at the right moment.
It seems like flowers are growing out of her outfit. After looking at this photo, we can understand why he is so careful in choosing the right moment to take a picture.
7. Back To The Future
It looks like she escaped from the painting and is trying to decide whether to go back or not.
When this woman entered, the stars magically aligned for the photographer and he waited for the moment she passed by the painting. We love it!
8. She Knows How To Camouflage
Meet the new Marvel Superhero: RugWoman. What is her superpower? Well, she can become a rug at will. Did she snatch that off the wall and wrap it around herself?
You can even see the little 4-point star detail on her dress. It is some weird coincidence. One wonders if she is looking at the art thinking, "There is something I really like about this..."
9. She Blended Right In
Stefan Draschan said in an interview that, "After a while, it became clear it is no single coincidence." Now we can see why he said it as everything is meant to happen, and you can’t prevent destiny.
It looks like the painting is sucking her in. So you can say that it is a photo by a photographer who photographed another photographer watching an artwork. By the way, she is wearing a GRYFFINDOR SCARF!!!!! Any Harry Potter fans here?
10. A Perfect Couple
The couple in the painting is like, "We have been waiting for these two for so long."
Visitors don't get to meet Stefan or know that they are being photographed. He said in an interview, "I don't want contact, that's not my style."
11. The Resemblance is Uncanny
Dare we say that this picture is even better than the painting itself? We might have said something really wrong here, but we will stand by it.
And none of these photos are staged. It is just a pure coincidence and the result of patiently waiting for the right moment.
12. We Want To "Dye" For These Colors
The hair and the leaves are perfect! In fact, everything is almost too perfect about this photo.
It just needs a little more blue color in her hair or the painting needs a little yellow color in it. Everything is complementing each other; this is so serene.
13. Joining The Gang?
It seems like the men are confused by her presence. They are like, "There is a woman in here. Act normal!"
She is defending her dissertation - the two guys on the right are going to be a hard sell. Maybe she is like, "You're probably wondering why I called you here."
14. Art Comes In Many Forms
This is so pretty and looks so organic and effortless. The balance between the colors is simply perfection.
As Draschan noticed that museumgoers often try to mimic paintings with their appearance, he is always waiting for the right person in front of the right painting.
15. The Principle of Repetition
It would have been amazing if the photographer had asked about her profession and she had said, "I'm an architect." Is she asking herself one important question: to climb or not to climb?
Well, we feel that she was destined to be in the museum and front of this painting. Destiny works in mysterious ways.
16. Perhaps Neither is Wearing Pants
Oh, for a moment we thought the man was a statue. And then we were like, how can there be two statues in the photo and no human?
It looks as if the statue is contemplating his future. Maybe the man has borrowed the outfit from the statue.
17. A Good Red Color is Timeless
OMG, we need that hair, it looks so cool. Are we the only ones who want to see her from the front?
It looks like she is actually part of the painting. Is she thinking, "Here is the color chart I used to pick my hair dye!"
18. Perfect Camouflage
Hey, here is a game for you - spot the squirrel. Now spot the woman? Got ya, right?
We are 200% sure that if this woman plays hide and seek in the museum, no one would be able to find her. She knows the perfect place to hide in there.
19. Classy As Always
Once a classy woman, always a classy woman – totally chic and we absolutely love her fashion taste.
Wonder if the lady is related to the lady in the painting. Is she thinking, "Maybe I shouldn’t have repurposed Great-Grandma’s dress?"
20. Oh, Hello There
This is how the woman found her soulmate who lived centuries before her time.
Well, she still has that amazing fashion sense. All she is missing is a headscarf. And why isn't her husband standing behind her?
21. Completing A Painting
This woman’s hair looks like a part of the painting. As if the painter used her hair as a paintbrush
By the way, we really loved her hair. Perhaps the photographer took photos of her looking at other paintings as well.
22. An Almost Perfect Match
This Muslim lady was appreciating the artwork and the photographer was quick to take the photo.
Her complete attire is like a part of the artwork and we love how simple yet elegant it looks. This is why art has no boundaries.
23. Best Part of a Sunset
The photographer took two photos for this painting; one of them was of a woman whose red hair looked like a sunset, and this one.
Looking at this painting makes us want to go to a beach and enjoy a peaceful sunset. The only issue with this photo is her headphones, but it is still almost perfect.
24. Braids + Art = A Perfect Combination
The photographer noticed the braids of this woman and knew when and where to take the photo. He just had to wait for the right moment. It was definitely worth the wait.
He talked about how he started taking pictures of people, "I like to photograph a lot of things and whether or not it becomes a series is just luck. In Vienna, it became clear that it wasn't just a coincidence. My eyes have learned to watch out for it."
25. Shirt: 1 Painting: 0
Honestly, we are not sure what to look at here, the shirt or the painting. The shirt should be hanging up next to it.
By the way, the woman is wearing a Mickey Mouse disco shirt from the '70s.
26. Like Attracts Like
It seems like rays of the sun have reached beyond the painting to shed light on this wonderful woman's sweater.
By the way, the painting is Spring, by Erich Heckel. Even if she specifically wore the dress for this painting, we have no problem with it.
27. The Colors Are Fluorescent
First of all, let us make it clear that this person is not Bernie Sanders in any way whatsoever. We have done all the research and, we repeat, this person is not Bernie Sanders!
This person's shirt is a work of art. He did not even have to come to the museum. Maybe he knew all along that someone would take his picture.
28. Have They Escaped The Painting?
Hey, we don't have anything against the painting but it seems like this is one work of art that needs to be escaped from.
Fans of horror movies might find this painting fascinating. We think it is scary and the women around it are not helping much either.
29. Found The Missing Pieces
It looks like she pulled the missing bits off to make her shirt! Maybe she leaned against the painting and some of it got stuck to her.
This photo shows the dedication of the photographer, who would have expected that you'd find a person dressed like this standing in front of this exact painting?
30. Born In The Wrong Era
Was this person cast down to live his life amongst mortals? If he was then we feel really sorry for him.
By the way, it seems like he is wearing a pashmina, a fine variant of spun cashmere, the animal-hair fibre.
31. A Bit Terrifying, Right?
For a moment, it looked like she was looking in a mirror. The first thing we noticed was that the left side of her sweater looked like a face with a huge nose.
This is so spooky. Fans of Game of Thrones might have a flashback after watching this photo.
32. Remembering Good Old Days
This fashion enthusiast is watching the painting and saying, "Ah, I still remember that day."
We think this person was reincarnated and just came back to admire their masterpiece.
33. The King Has Arrived
First of all, why isn't he in the tapestry? Is he a time traveler who wanted to see how humans are living now?
And we cannot really come to a conclusion on one thing: are those horns over his head or a halo?
34. Painted Green Meadows Go Well With Green Shirts
The photographer found her checking different paintings and waited for her to come close to this particular work of art.
He took some test shots before getting the perfect snap. He wrote, "It is essential to spot someone who could possibly match in a beautiful way."
35. More Than An Onlooker
It is so annoying to go to a museum and find a painting that is dressed the same as you, right? We feel sorry for this woman because the painted lady stole her thunder.
Maybe she posed for the painting and went to the museum to see how her portrait turned out.
36. Where He "Secretly" Wants To Be
The suspenders help bring it all together. It seems to us that maybe he is feeling homesick.
The cold winds of the mountains are calling him and he wants to be there. We hope he gets back there.
37. An Old Wanderer Above The Sea of Fog
It seems like the wanderer has stepped out of the picture much older than before and his hair has fallen. Thankfully, he still carries the same cane.
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (aka Wanderer above the Mist) is a famous oil painting by the German romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich. It is indeed a masterpiece.
38. Painting Mirror
Maybe the girl in the painting came out into the real world... how could you disagree with this theory? Maybe she is just looking in a mirror hanging in the museum.
This one looks like an extension of an endless loop, like what you get with two mirrors facing each other.
39. Admiring Herself
Hey lady, you can't fool us. Even if you pick up your hair, we know that you are the one in the painting.
The woman in the painting looks so beautiful. She seems to be deep in thought, how can someone not fall in love with her?
40. You Can't Fool Us
Do you know who painted it? Well, the designer of this woman's shirt is the one who painted it. Good try, but you can't fool us.
She is trying her best to look like a spectator, but the eagle-eyed photographer was quick to expose her master plan.