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7 Classical Masterpieces Surreally Infused With Pop Culture

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Art history just took a turn for the bizarre. Artist Hillary White excels at turning classic art on its head.

"Vader and Unicorn"

"Vader and Unicorn"

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Based on: "A Virgin with a 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.

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"Whistler's Turtle"

"Whistler's Turtle"

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Based on: "Whistler's Mother"

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.

Source: uploads2.wikipaintings.org


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