Santa Claus Invades Classic Works of Art


Artist and photographer Ed Wheeler has created a series of work entitled Santa Classics in which he inserts Santa Claus into famous works of art. In some, Santa replaces the main figure in the piece while in others, he blends in with a group of people. In order to ensure Kris Kringle is seamlessly integrated into the classics Wheeler chooses, the artist dresses up in the red and white fur outfit to pose in his studio where the lighting is just right to match how it is in the original artwork, and then applies brushstrokes and tonal values to make his figure fit into the piece.