Had Pablo Picasso lived a couple more years, I don’t doubt he would have created masterpieces in his studio to the sweet beats of Beyonce shifting through the air. When displaying his pieces in galleries, he would have loved — no begged — for her lyrics to be placed alongside his work so that people would no longer stare confusedly at his canvases but rather be able to exclaim, “Oh, ‘cause it means her body’s too bootylicious for ya babe!” Because let’s be honest, when it comes to art there are only about 37 people in the entire world who actually understand it.
So for the rest of us art idiots, the Tumblr “Beyonce Art History” is right up our alley, giving concise explanations with Beyonce lyrics to the world’s most famous paintings. Don’t remember the meaning behind Diego Velazquez’s painting “Las Meninas”? Beyonce’s song “Diva” will clear that right up for you. Only see a boat full of random bodies when you look at Theodore Gericault’s “The Raft of the Medusa”? Listen to Destiny’s Child song “Survivor” for a little bit more clarity. It is a lot cheaper than paying for all those art history text books, so next time you dread reading those fifty chapters on contemporary art, open up your browser to “Beyonce Art History” for a quick lesson in two minutes or less.
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