15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

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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."

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

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.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Britney Spears in line at Cafe Del Taco, 2007 / "David with the head of Goliath", Caravaggio, 1607.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Nicki Minaj hugs a crying fan at a concert, 2015 / Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi), "Madonna and Child", 1763-1798.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

"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.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell at a Halloween party, 1995 / Adolphe William Bouguereau, "Dante and Virgil in Hell", 1850.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Alphonse-Etienne Dinet, "The Girl with the Veil", 1901 / Madhuri Dikshit in the film "Devdas", 2002.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Grace Jones is feeding Divine a cake on her 30th birthday. LaFarfelle Disco Club, New York, 1978 / Michelangelo, "The Creation of Adam", 1510.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Kim Kardashian with her daughter North West at the Geghard monastery complex, Armenia / Pierre Mignard, "Madonna with Grapes", 1640.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Solange Knowles with her son Daniel and guests at her wedding to Alan Ferguson, 2014 / Lynette Yiadom-Bokai, "Hours Behind", 2011.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Bianca Jagger and Sterling Saint Jacques dance in Studio 54, 1978 / William Johnson, "Jitterbugs" (swing music lovers), 1941-1942.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

A fragment of Caravaggio's painting "Judith and Holofernes", 1599 / Gwendoline Christie (Brienne in the TV series "Game of Thrones"), 2010s.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

A$AP Rocky in a Gucci suit during a shoot for Vanity Fair, 2016 / Kyande Wiley, "Morpheus", 2008.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Kitagawa Utamaro, "The Barber", 1797-1798 / a frame from the reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", 2017.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Harry Styles on the set of Christopher Nolan's film "Dunkirk", 2017 / Egon Schiele, "Self-Portrait with physalis", 1912.

15 proofs that there is more art in pop culture than it seems at first glance

Lindsay Lohan on a smoke break, Los Angeles, 2016 / fragment of the painting by Domenico Tintoretto "The Penitent Magdalene", 1598.

Keywords: Art | Paintings | Sculpture | Likeness | Twitter

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