WORLD HISTORY AT WAR (AND PEACE) IN COLOR: Artist's incredibly detailed handiwork breathes life into 150 years of historical pictures

Friends,

From a portrait of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria before he was assassinated in 1914, to a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk burning himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon in June 1963, Brazilian artist Marina Amaral has transformed photos from around the world.

The stunning collection of images capture emotive moments from both World Wars, painting a grim picture of what life was like on the front line.

Ms Amaral has also breathed new life into celebrity photos, such as those of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, and royal portraits. In one beautiful photo, a 14-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is pictured sitting by a window reading a book in a colorful pink, blue and white striped dress.