Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics

1275 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (c.1503) / Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

Since December 2013, artists Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano have been pairing classic paintings by renowned painters like Leonardo da Vinci, Matisse, and Dali with hip hop lyrics performed by contemporary musicians including Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and Beyonce, amongst many others. The result is surprisingly complementary. Follow the ongoing project’s Tumblr called Fly Art for more flawless fine art and hip hop pairings.

2176 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
The Birth of Venus (1486), Sandro Botticelli / ***Flawless, Beyonce ft. Chimamanda Ngozie Adiche

3146 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) / Super Rich Kids, Frank Ocean

4122 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Dancers practicing at the barre (1877), Edgar Degas / Fergalicious, Fergie feat. Will.i.am

5113 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
A Lady Writing a Letter, with her Maid (c.1670), Johannes Vermeer / Otis, Jay-Z, Kanye West feat. Otis Redding

698 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
The first coat (1892), Vladimir Makovsky / American Boy, Estelle feat. Kanye West

793 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
The Family of Henry VIII (c. 1572), Lucas de Heere / Big Poppa, The Notorious B.I.G.

885 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Noli Me Tangere (1442), Fra Angelico / U Can’t Touch This, MC Hammer

977 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Phaedra, Alexandre Cabanel (1880) / Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe, Kendrick Lamar

1064 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast

11114 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
The Ascension (1775), John Singleton Copley / Touch The Sky, Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco

1276 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Antoine-François Callet, King Louis XVI (1754-1793) / C.R.E.A.M., Wu-Tang Clan

1349 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
The Death of Marat, Jacques-Louis David (1793) / N.Y. State of Mind, NaS

1443 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Love’s Shadow (1887), Frederick Sandys / Ring the Alarm, Beyonce

1539 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Hell (1450), Dirk Bouts / Drop It Like It’s Hot, Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell Williams

1634 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Icarus and Daedalus (c. 1869), Frederic Leighton / Pretty Fly (For a White Guy), The Offspring

1729 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
L’Absinthe (1876), Edgar Degas / Gin and Juice, Snoop Dogg

1827 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Louis XIV (1701), Hyacinthe Rigaud / Tom Ford, Jay-Z ft. Beyonce

1925 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Pelt Merchant of Cairo (1869), Jean-Leon Gerome / Cold.1, G.O.O.D. Music feat. Kanye West & DJ Khaled

2021 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
La Coiffure (1901), Henri Matisse / Rocket, Beyonce

H/t: Beautiful Decay, Distractify

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