Awesome 8-Bit Reworkings of Classic René Magritte Paintings

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There’s always been something decidedly psychedelic about Nintendo games — there’s the mushrooms, the bright primary colors, the fact that the hero is an Italian plumber who rides a dinosaur and battles turtles. But it’s not all just a case of too much acid in the ’70s — the likes of Mario are also influenced by surrealism, a connection made explicit by a Tumblr called Our Princess Is in Another Castle of the Pyrenees (we came across it via Boing Boing). The site is devoted to 8-bit Mario-style re-imaginings of paintings by the great René Magritte, and it’s heaps of fun. Check out a selection of our favorite images — with the originals for comparison — after the jump.

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Image via supermagritte.tumblr.com

Image via supermagritte.tumblr.com

Image via supermagritte.tumblr.com

Image via supermagritte.tumblr.com

Image via supermagritte.tumblr.com

Image via supermagritte.tumblr.com