Some Odalisques Are Only About That Thing: Amazing Tumblr Mixes Hip Hop Lyrics & Classic Artworks

 The Family of Henry VIII (c. 1572), Lucas de Heere / Big Poppa, The Notorious B.I.G. Image credit: Fly Art

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In the grand Tumblr tradition of mashing up seemingly unrelated art forms (see also: the eternally relevant Slaughterhouse 90210) — and perhaps in tribute to the increasing overlap between the worlds of hip hop and high art — comes a delightful project called Fly Art. Billed as “an homage to the finer things in life: art and hip hop,” Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano’s Tumblr superimposes lyrics from the likes of Kanye West and Lauryn Hill on complementary artworks by Renaissance and Modernist masters alike. Click through to see some of our favorite juxtapositions from Fly Art, which we spotted via Beautiful/Decay.

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