What happens when you combine Hip Hop + Fine Arts? Fly Art is born.
Fly Art is a tumblr blog created by Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano. It consists on mixing popular Rap & Hip Hop lyrics with Renaissance paintings, which they oddly end up going perfectly together.
In their own words, Fly Art was born out of boredom, frustration, and the internet.
Fly Art is the marriage of two of the finer things in life: Hip hop and art.
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Noli Me Tangere (1442), Fra Angelico / U Can’t Touch This, MC Hammer
The joy of life (1906), Henri Matisse / Hell of a Life, Kanye West
Louis XIV (1701), Hyacinthe Rigaud / Tom Ford, Jay-Z ft. Beyonce
Apollon enlevant Cyrene, Frederick Arthur Bridgman / Mercy.1, GOOD Music ft. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2Chainz
Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (c.1503) / Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
The last kiss of Romeo and Juliet (1823), Francisco Hayez / All of The Lights, Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi with vocals by Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, La Roux, The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis.
Pygmalion and Galatea (c.1890), Jean-Leon Gerome / ***Flawless, Beyonce ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Ascension (1775), John Singleton Copley / Touch The Sky, Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco
Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1806) / Shabba, A$AP Ferg
The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast
Hell (1450), Dirk Bouts / Drop It Like It’s Hot, Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell Williams
Love’s Shadow (1887), Frederick Sandys / Ring the Alarm, Beyonce
The Dream/The Bed (1940), Frida Kahlo / Sweet Dreams, Beyoncé
Orpheus and Eurydice (1864), Frederic Leighton / I Luh Yah Papi, Jennifer Lopez ft. French Montana
Florinda (1853), Franz Xaver Winterhalter / My World, Iggy Azalea