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Our 40 Favorite Pop Reinterpretations By Hillary White

By / 03.19.12
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We've been meaning to do a round up of Hillary White's funny classic art and pop culture mashups. We've posted some of her work around these parts before, but we've never given her the featured spot these funny pop reinterpretations deserve. Whether it's the Darth Vader with a unicorn above (based on Domenico Zampieri's "Virgin and Unicorn") or it's one of the many Baroque Muppets in the gallery below, White knows how to strike the right balance between famous works of art and pop culture characters inserted with her own personal style.

All pictures courtesy Hillary White's Flickr stream unless otherwise noted. We've also included the name of the classic work each of White's paintings were based on. Prints of many of these are available here. (A few of the pictures near the end may be NSFW, depending on your company's policy on Muppet nipples. By the way, if your company has an official policy banning Muppet nipples, we will fight them. This is AMERICA.)

Alien the Terrible based on Ilya Repin's "Ivan the Terrible And His Son Ivan" [via]

Internet Memes in a Landscape based on Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora's "Chaste Women in a Landscape" [via]

Voltron Dans Les Coquelicots based on Claude Monet's "Les Coquelicots a Argenteuil" [via]

A Boy and His Dog, background based on William Bouguereau's "Fraternal Love" [via]

We're Off To See the Wormhole [via]

No more licks for you, Mr. Owl [via]

Temptation of Robin based on Ary Scheffer's "Temptation of Christ" [via]

St. Kryptonia based on Guido Reni's "St. Veronica" [via]

Wheat Field with Johnny 5 based on Vincent Van Gogh's "Wheat Field with Cypresses" [via]

Baron Pyramid Head based on Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' "Baron Jacques Marquet de Montbreton de Norvins" [via]

The Reaper of Keldor based on William Bouguereau's "The Reaper" [via]

Nightmare at Café Terrace based on Vincent Van Gogh's "Café Terrace at Night" [via]

Pennywise's World based on Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World" [via]

Zuul House Rock! [via]

Ninja Rhapsody [via]

The Pizza Eaters based on Vincent van Gogh's "The Potato Eaters" [via]

Whistler's Turtle based on James Whistler's "Whistler's Mother" [via]

Kitteh Proof "Toonces, look out!" [via]

Beaker Slaying Honeydew based on Artemisia Gentileschi's "Judith Slaying Holofernes" [via]

The Death of Brainy based on Jacques-Louis David's "The Death of Marat" [via]

The Execution of Lady Smurfette based on Paul Delaroche's "The Execution of Lady Jane Grey" [via]

The Mysteries Of Arithmomania based on Rene Magritte's "The Mysteries Of The Horizon" [via]

Super Evening based on William Bouguereau's "Evening Mood" [via]

Virgin of the Lily Pad based on William Bouguereau's "The Virgin of the Lilies" [via]

Friendly Beasts [via]

The Infanta Elmorita based on Velazquez' "The Infanta Margarita" [via]

Darthpocalypse based on Hans Burgkmair der Ältere's "Altarpiece of John the Evangelist" [via]

The Night Invader based on John Henry Fuseli's "The Nightmare" [via]

Wook in the Mirror based on Demetrios Jameson's "Parasol" [via]

Serenity + The Shining [via]

Young Joker Holding a Drawing based on Giovanni Francesco Caroto's "Portrait of a Young Boy Holding a Child's Drawing" [via]

Duckface in the Moon based on this Victorian card. [via]

Kraken of Bezons based on Claude Monet's "Fields of Bezons" [via]

Portrait of Monsieur Gills based on William Bouguereau's "Portrait of Monsieur M." [via]

Bert et un de ses freres based on the painting "Gabrielle d'Estrees et une de ses sœurs" [via]

Miss Piggy and the Elders based on Artemisia Gentileschi's "Susanna ei Vecchioni" [via]

Yip Yipflow based on Andrew Wyeth's "Overflow" [via]

The Garden of Muppetly Delights based on part of Hieronymus Bosch's triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights" [via]

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird based on Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" [via]

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