Fantastic Pop-Culture Mash-Ups of Famous Paintings


Nothing will bring an artist Internet fame more quickly than a clever appropriation of pop culture. But although we see dozens — really, we’re not exaggerating — of gimmicky juxtapositions of high and low art every day, we’re really quite taken with Hillary White’s “pop-reinterpetations,” which we discovered via The Mary Sue. Inserting the Muppets in a familiar Rembrandt or Freddy Krueger in Van Gogh’s ubiquitous Café Terrace at Night, White shows both wit and skill, seamlessly integrating contemporary characters with centuries-old masterpieces. Click through to see some of our favorite remixes, and visit White’s website for more.

Hillary White, The Anatomy Lesson of Mr. Bird (after Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp)

Hillary White, The Garden of Muppetly Delights (after Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights)

Hillary White, Temptation of Robin (after Ary Scheffer’s Temptation of Christ)

Hillary White, The Pizza Eaters (after Vincent Van Gogh’s The Potato Eaters)

Hillary White, Internet Memes in a Landscape (after Giovanni del Fora’s Chaste Women in a Landscape)

Hillary White, Nightmare at Café Terrace (after Vincent Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night)

Hillary White, Beaker Slaying Honeydew (after Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes)

Hillary White, Voltron dans les Coquelicots (after Claude Monet’s Les Coquelicots)

Hillary White, Vader and Unicorn (after Domenichino’s Virgin and Unicorn)