In her series of 54 “pop reinterpretations”, illustrator Hillary White applies acrylic to canvas and re-imagines classic artworks to include characters from popular films, TV shows, cartoons, and comics.
White paints her reinterpretations in the same style as the old masters would have done and amusingly replaces James Whistler’s mother with a teenage mutant ninja turtle, inserts the hulking Voltron into a Monet, and has Big Bird explaining the musculature of Kermit’s arm to the Muppets in oil painting by Rembrandt.
See some of White’s creative pop culture mashups after the jump.
The Best Supper (based on “The Last Supper” by Hans Holbein the Younger)
Alien the Terrible (based on “Ivan the Terrible And His Son Ivan” by Ilya Repin)
Whistler’s Turtle (based on “Whistler’s Mother” by James Whistler)
Vader and Unicorn (based on “Virgin and Unicorn” by Domenico Zampieri)
Alice Meeting Humpty Dealer (based on “Alice Meeting Humpty Dumpty” by John Tenniel)
The Pizza Eaters (based on “The Potato Eaters” by Vincent van Gogh)
Voltron Dans Les Coquelicots (based on “Les Coquelicots a Argenteuil” by Claude Monet)
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird (based on “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” Rembrandt)
The Infanta Elmorita (based on “The Infanta Margarita” by Velazquez)
Nightmare at Cafe Terrace (based on “Café Terrace at Night” by Vincent Van Gogh)
See much more of White’s amusing reinterpretations on Flickr.