Adding Dame Maggie Smith’s Portrait Makes All Art Better

By

Dame Maggie Smith’s portrait has entered the National Portrait Gallery, and her likeness looks just as all-knowingly annoyed as the real Dame so often and entertainingly does. It’s perfect, so why not take James Lloyd’s lovely rendition and incorporate it into some of art’s most revered work? A little extra Dame never hurt nobody, so let’s class up the joint by adding Maggie to these familiar scenes.

Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte With Maggie Smith. 1884–1886.

Image

Edgar Degas, Classe de Dame. 1872.

Image

Henri Matisse, La Danse Avec Maggie Smith. 1909.

Image
Photo: National Portrait Gallery, London and Museum of Modern Art, New York

Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, Waterloo Dogs and Maggie Smith Playing Poker. 1909.

Image

Edvard Munch, Maggie Smith Isn’t Screaming. 1893.

Image

Edward Hopper, The Opening of Maggie Smith Diner. 1942.

Image
Photo: National Portrait Gallery, London and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Maggie Smith’s Portrait Added to Classic Art