Art & Design

This Instagram Compares Young Thug to Historic Artworks (Because Internet)

Art & Design

This Instagram Compares Young Thug to Historic Artworks (Because Internet)

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Our newest online obsession is @YoungThugAsPaintings, an Instagram juxtaposing pictures of rapper Young Thug with famous works by classical artists, from El Greco to Botticelli. The genius diptychs are literally the anonymous creator’s school project, according to his bio, and show Young Thug in various positions that mirror some of the most well-known figures in art history—looking down next to the Virgin Mary, or sprawled out like “The Birth of Venus.” Whoever’s creating these poetic masterpieces is definitely on to something. See some of our favorite composites, below:


The virgin Thugger

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Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus (1774)

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Femme à mi-corps, coucheé sur on divan (1829)

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The birth of Venus, Alexandre Cabanel

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