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12 May 2011 @ 12:09 pm
Home, sweet Rome  
Robert Burns has transformed his rented council home in Brighton into a stunning lookalike of the world-famous Sistine Chapel, drawing on his skills as a retired decorator he has spent the past eight years turning his £86-a-week property on the outskirts of the East Sussex town into an astonishing Renaissance-style masterpiece.

Exhibit A:

Inside his council flat, Robert Burns has created something that represents the Sistine Chapel 

But here's the good part:

The self-taught artist is not afraid of adding his own modern touches and in the hallway visitors are greeted by a portrait of Jesus with an uncanny resemblance to Russell Brand and a crown of thorns on his head.

Mr Burns said: 'That's no accident. I saw his photo in a newspaper and he was the spitting image of Christ, so I lifted it.

'It's maybe a bit irreverent, but Michaelangelo used real people as models for his angels, so I don't see any harm in it. In fact I wonder whether Russell might want to buy the picture, like a real Renaissance patron?

'I have huge respect for the old Italian masters, but I don't mind making a few changes here and there.
are you from the past?creamsicklesky on May 29th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
Abit late in commenting, but I saw this guy on TV this morning! They showed the Russell painting briefly but didn't even mention it was him :( looked amazing though.