Arty Cautionary Tales

Twerks of Art: Miley Cyrus Dances Dirty on Famous Paintings

The MTV Video Music Awards must have felt like a bad acid trip to some people. Miley Cyrus twerked with teddy bears, gyrated against Robin Thicke’s crotch, and even pretended to pleasure herself with a giant foam glove. You can’t unsee this kind of stuff, but if you missed it click here to watch the hyper-sexual performance.

GIFs of the lewd display were promptly dispatched far and wide on the Internet and it didn’t take very long before Jen Lewis over at BuzzFeed decided it was a good idea to insert Miley Cyrus into a bunch of famous paintings. Georges Seurat’s Sunday afternoon is forever ruined, Edvard Munch’s man now has a reason to scream, and this was not the dinner theatre that Jesus had in mind. Have a look at the twerks of art after the jump.

The Scream – Edvard Munch


A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – Georges Seurat


The Persistence of Memory – Salvador Dalí


The Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli


The Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh


Son of Man – René Magritte


American Gothic – Grant Wood


Guernica – Pablo Picasso


Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci


Girl with a Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer


The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci


[via BuzzFeed]

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