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Artists match famous paintings with hip-hop lyrics to glorious effect

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The Renaissance, remixed.

Whether it’s on Tumblr, via Facebook, or over at Instagram, you really ought to be following Fly Art, a collaboration between Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano that marries two of the best things in life: fine painting and fresh hip-hop lyrics. The resulting series gives a whole new meaning to “the classics,” providing a veritable crash course in Western civilization.

Images via flyartproductions/Tumblr

Did Dalí have any idea he was designing sets for rap videos? Somehow, it really seems like it.

Photo by Ian Burt/Flickr

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'