Art history just took a turn for the bizarre. Artist Hillary White excels at turning classic art on its head.
"Vader and Unicorn"
Based on: "A Virgin with a Unicorn"
Created by Baroque painter Domenico Zampieri, "A Virgin with a Unicorn" is a fresco that still resides in the Farnese Palace in Italy. Some art historians attribute the work to Annibale Carracci, Domenico's teacher, claiming the latter plagiarized his teacher's work.
Based on: "Whistler's Mother"
Officially titled "Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1," "Whistler's Mother" was completed in 1871 by American painter James McNeill Whistler. Victorians had specific sensibilities about what constituted a proper portrait. Whistler's muted color palette and seated subject were not up to snuff, hence the clunky moniker in order to get it shown to the public.