REMAKING HISTORY Artist colours famous black and white photos – with remarkable results

Fascinating new pictures retell some of history's most iconic moments in colour - thanks to the work of a Brazilian artist

11 August 2018 - 09:15

FASCINATING new pictures retell some of history's most iconic moments in colour - thanks to the work of a Brazilian artist.

Marina Amaral has colourised a series of photos that tell the story of some of the defining historical moments of the last 150 years.

 This photograph shows the 1937 Hindenburg Disaster - when an airship burst into flames in New Jersey, killing 36 people
 
This photograph shows the 1937 Hindenburg Disaster - when an airship burst into flames in New Jersey, killing 36 people
 Adolf Hitler in the 1920s - wearing traditional German Lederhosen.
 
Adolf Hitler in the 1920s - wearing traditional German Lederhosen.

One image shows Hitler posing in traditional German lederhosen.

Another shows Howard Carter discovering the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.

As well as epic moments from history, she has transformed famous faces — for example, giving comedy legend Charlie Chaplin back the blue eyes that women were said to swoon over.

The collection of images are extracted from 'The Colour Of Time' by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral.

 Howard Carter discovering the tomb of the pharoah Tutankhamun in November 1922
 
Howard Carter discovering the tomb of the pharoah Tutankhamun in November 1922
 A colourised photo of the survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, shortly after American liberation
 
A colourised photo of the survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, shortly after American liberation
 1963 . . . Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burned himself to death on a street in protest at the South Vietnamese government
 
1963 . . . Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burned himself to death on a street in protest at the South Vietnamese government
 Rasputin, the Russian mystic, who held great power over the Romanovs - the second dynasty to rule Russia -until he was killed
 
Rasputin, the Russian mystic, who held great power over the Romanovs - the second dynasty to rule Russia -until he was killed
 1862...US President Abraham Lincoln
 
1862...US President Abraham Lincoln

Artist Marina Amaral, a 24-year-old from Brazil says: “Every completed work has gone through long and in depth research, and is supported by the opinions of experts in each particular area if necessary, to faithfully reproduce the original colours and atmosphere.”

 Al Capone... 1930s gangers was listed as Chicago's public enemy number one
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Al Capone... 1930s gangers was listed as Chicago's public enemy number one
 Charles Darwin, known for his theory of evolution, colourised
 
Charles Darwin, known for his theory of evolution, colourised
 The Great Exhibition in 1851 where more than 100,000 items were displayed in Crystal Palace in London
 
The Great Exhibition in 1851 where more than 100,000 items were displayed in Crystal Palace in London
 British troops evacuated from Dunkirk arrive at Dover in 1940
 
British troops evacuated from Dunkirk arrive at Dover in 1940
 Elvis Presley, pictured towards the end of his military career, in March 1958
 
Elvis Presley, pictured towards the end of his military career, in March 1958
 Brunel's giant steamship SS Great Eastern in 1857 - the largest ever steamship at the time
 
Brunel's giant steamship SS Great Eastern in 1857 - the largest ever steamship at the time
 A keeper plays music on a gramophone in front of a caged lion
 
A keeper plays music on a gramophone in front of a caged lion
 Pictured is Queen Lili‘uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii and only woman to hold the post
 
Pictured is Queen Lili‘uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii and only woman to hold the post
 These dunes in North Carolina are where the Wright Brothers made several hundred glider flights before perfecting their future flying machines
 
These dunes in North Carolina are where the Wright Brothers made several hundred glider flights before perfecting their future flying machines
 A photograph of Albert Einstein - famous for his theory of relativity and his famous equation E=mc2
 
A photograph of Albert Einstein - famous for his theory of relativity and his famous equation E=mc2
 The scene of a US nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean in 1946
 
The scene of a US nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean in 1946
 In May 1910, dozens of royals from across the world, including the nine kings pictured, attended the funeral of Edward VII - a monarch known for being overweight and smoking cigars
 
In May 1910, dozens of royals from across the world, including the nine kings pictured, attended the funeral of Edward VII - a monarch known for being overweight and smoking cigars
 Pictured is Mata Hari, a Dutch erotic dancer, who was accused of being a German spy and executed by French soldiers during World War I
Pictured is Mata Hari, a Dutch erotic dancer, who was accused of being a German spy and executed by French soldiers during World War I
 Lewis Powell who famously plotted to help assassinate Abraham Lincoln
 
Lewis Powell who famously plotted to help assassinate Abraham Lincoln
 Albert Einstein in 1921, the year he won the Nobel Prize for Physics
 
Albert Einstein in 1921, the year he won the Nobel Prize for Physics

The Colour of Time: A New History Of The World, 1850-1960, by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral, is out now

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