26 June 2014

Funny Series Pairs Hip Hop Lyrics With Mona Lisa And Other Famous Paintings

The Dance (1910), Henri Matisse / Hey Ya, Outkast

Students and artists Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano have created Fly Art, a Tumblr blog that features an ongoing series where hip hop lyrics are mashed up with famous artworks.

Surprisingly, the two distinct cultures blends cohesively, giving hilarious new meanings to both the lyrics and artworks.

For instance, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was overlaid with large text that reads “somebody please tell em who the eff I is” from Nicki Minaj's Super Bass.

Scroll down for some of our favorite hip hop / classic art mashups and head over here for more.

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (c.1503) / Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

James McNeill Whistler, Whistler's Mother (1871) / S&M, Rihanna

Grande Odalisque, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1814) / Doo Wop, Lauryn Hill

Hell (1450), Dirk Bouts / Drop It Like It's Hot, Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell Williams

Portrait of Pope Pius V (c. 1605), El Greco / Drunk In Love (Remix), Beyonce ft. Jay-Z & Kanye West

The Ascension (1775), John Singleton Copley / Touch The Sky, Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco

A Few Small Nips (Passionately In Love) (1935), Frida Kahlo / Crazy In Love, Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

[via Beautiful Decay, images via Fly Art]