15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glanceBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/15-proofs-that-there-is-more-art-in-pop-culture-than-it-seems-at-first-glance
As the character Matthew McConaughey said in the TV series "True Detective", "time is a flat circle." The irony is that at this moment he repeated the words of Friedrich Nietzsche, said more than a century ago. The same is the case with the world culture, in which the same types, poses and situations are constantly encountered.
To show the similarity between the photos of the stars of the tabloid press and classic paintings, three anonymous Britons started a Twitter account "Art History in the tabloids". The description of the page says: "Because for every photo of Lindsay Lohan's failure there will be a reference in the form of a praying Bernini sculpture."
The idea of the account appeared due to the amazing similarity of the drunken Lindsay Lohan with St. Teresa performed by the sculptor of the XVII century Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini.
Britney Spears in line at Cafe Del Taco, 2007 / "David with the head of Goliath", Caravaggio, 1607.
Nicki Minaj hugs a crying fan at a concert, 2015 / Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi), "Madonna and Child", 1763-1798.
"The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa", a marble statue by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini in the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome, 1647-1652 / Meg Ryan as Sally Albright in the movie "When Harry met Sally", 1989.
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell at a Halloween party, 1995 / Adolphe William Bouguereau, "Dante and Virgil in Hell", 1850.
Alphonse-Etienne Dinet, "The Girl with the Veil", 1901 / Madhuri Dikshit in the film "Devdas", 2002.
Grace Jones is feeding Divine a cake on her 30th birthday. LaFarfelle Disco Club, New York, 1978 / Michelangelo, "The Creation of Adam", 1510.
Kim Kardashian with her daughter North West at the Geghard monastery complex, Armenia / Pierre Mignard, "Madonna with Grapes", 1640.
Solange Knowles with her son Daniel and guests at her wedding to Alan Ferguson, 2014 / Lynette Yiadom-Bokai, "Hours Behind", 2011.
Bianca Jagger and Sterling Saint Jacques dance in Studio 54, 1978 / William Johnson, "Jitterbugs" (swing music lovers), 1941-1942.
A fragment of Caravaggio's painting "Judith and Holofernes", 1599 / Gwendoline Christie (Brienne in the TV series "Game of Thrones"), 2010s.
A$AP Rocky in a Gucci suit during a shoot for Vanity Fair, 2016 / Kyande Wiley, "Morpheus", 2008.
Kitagawa Utamaro, "The Barber", 1797-1798 / a frame from the reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", 2017.
Harry Styles on the set of Christopher Nolan's film "Dunkirk", 2017 / Egon Schiele, "Self-Portrait with physalis", 1912.
Lindsay Lohan on a smoke break, Los Angeles, 2016 / fragment of the painting by Domenico Tintoretto "The Penitent Magdalene", 1598.