Hilarious! We Give World-Famous Art New Names

By Erica Bray

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello. Before these names were repurposed for the 20th century as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they were among the elite group of artists who've produced some of the world's most iconic artwork -- also bearing some of the world's most memorable names. Think "Mona Lisa," "The Creation of Adam" and "David."  These are names burned into the memory of anyone who took an art class. Well, times they are a-changin'.  And so is the way we name things.

We decided to reimagine the names of our favorite classic paintings.  Using some of the newest "not-com" domain options available, we provided each with 21st century URL-inspired title.  (Just as names evolve over the centuries, so, too, is the way we can name a website.  Hint: It needn't end in 'dot-com.')

We like to think these artistic masters would approve ... or at least chuckle at the creativity.

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better know as: "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci (Photo source: Wikipedia)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "The Scream" by Edvard Munch (Photo source: Wikipedia)

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Better known as: "Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli (Photo source: Wikipedia)

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Better known as: "American Gothic" by Grant Wood (Photo source: Wikipedia)

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Better known as: "Drowning Girl" by Roy Lichtenstein (Photo source: Wikipedia)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "Girl with a Pearl Earing" by Johannes Vermeer (Photo source: Wikipedia)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as:  "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dalí (Photo source: Flickr)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande" by Georges Seurat (Photo source: Wikipedia)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh (Photo source: Wikipedia)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci (Photo source: Wikipedia)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "Marilyn" by Andy Warhol (Photo source: Flickr)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (The Luncheon on the Grass) by Édouard Manet (Photo source: Wikipedia)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "The Flower Seller" by Diego Rivera (Photo Source: Flickr)

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Better known as: "Self Portrait With Bandaged Ear and Pipe" by Vincent van Gogh (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
L0067851 Oil paintimg frame Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Frame for the oil painting "Yellow fever in Buenos Aires, 1871." By: Juan Manuel BlanesPublished: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Better known as: "Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo (Photo source: Wikipedia)

P.S.  All of these domain names above were still available for purchase as of Oct. 1, 2015.