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The basis of these grand depictions are paintings of George Dawe, an English portrait artist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The base canvasses are in fact digital copies of these paintings which involve incorporating celebrities (or you) into the paintings using photoshop. Well, when seeing these opulent pictures, we could imagine ourselves in such a majestic sight too. That’s we’re the real fun comes in. Send an e-mail over tot the makeover artist at replaceface.tumblr.com and you also might become alive as a true general. The original images are large and detailed and although this is digital art, when printed onto canvas and with a suitably ornate gold colored frame, they do look quite impressive. The canvas texture makes the print look like an actual oil painting.