Art & Design

Young Thug as a Boyfriend Sucks, But @youngthugaspaintings is Beautiful

Art & Design

Young Thug as a Boyfriend Sucks, But @youngthugaspaintings is Beautiful

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Every Friday, BULLETT’s introducing our favorite Instagram profiles and getting to know the people behind the posts.

Isn’t it weird how much people care about celebrity infidelity? I thought there was an unspoken agreement that the rules of monogamy pretty much die once your net worth hits more than one million. But apparently, everyone else  doesn’t seem to know that––or maybe my theory is wrong––because Young Thug got caught exchanging sexy texts with some girl who’s not his fiancée, and the Internet is freaking out. Of course, none of that really matters, because Young Thug is a work of art––literally, when it comes to @youngthugaspaintings. Probably the best thing to happen to the internet since Rebecca Black (or maybe even before,) @youngthugaspaintings pairs photos of the rapper with classic works of art, making hits like Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and Botticelli’s “Venus,” even more beautiful.

Hajar Benjida, the genius behind this account, began the process as part of the world’s greatest  school project. Splicing pics of Thug with super old paintings of warriors, cherubs and goddesses, the 22-year-old has created something pretty much perfect––and if she didn’t get an A, I’m coming for her teacher. Whether the account proves Young Thug is actually too divine for the era in which we’re currently living, or that the great paintings of the year 4000 will include him––or both––I don’t really care. @youngthugaspaintings is one of the only good things happening in the world, and I’ve never cared more about classical art. And because it’s been a rough week, we’ve rounded up our five favorite posts.


The holy women at the tomb by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1890)

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“The Holy Women at The Tomb” doesn’t only depict women at the grave of Christ––it also shows that no matter how much technology has improved in the last 2,000 years, we still feel the same things people did then––we just have chains and tattoos now. We can reimagine the captions of these two images as:  “Fuccgirls.” and “Fuccbois.”


Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus (1774)

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“Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus” is pretty straightforward––Ariadne was ghosted, and now she’s sad. Her body language teaches us that in 1774, the “dab” signaled newfound singledom. But I feel like it’s still the same now? But less melancholy, more detached, obviously.


Stańczyk by Jan Matejko (1862)

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Stańczyk, the star of this painting, was a famous Polish court jester. I wouldn’t call Young Thug a “jester,” but he’s obviously an entertainer, and they both have edgy tastes in clothing, so this comparison makes a lot of sense––they’re basically the same person. But Thug would have worn it better (duh).


A Water Baby by Herbert James Draper (1900) 👼🏾

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“A Water Baby” is almost cuter than Young Thug sleeping on the wing of a private jet. And I jus want to know why he loves that pink pillow so much. It doesn’t look that great.


A Girl with a Flower in Her Hair by Pietro Rotari (1760-1762)

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You can easily tell that the girl in “A Girl with a Flower in Her Hair” had a thing for the painter, Pietro Rotari. In Thug’s case though, it could go either way––he’s so fly that he can bring sexy side eye on demand.

 

So feel free to spend the rest of your weekend looking at Young Thug as The Virgin Mary and JFK––it’ll definitely make you seem more cultured.