In their thirty years on the air, The Simpsons have done almost everything. And we mean everything. Once you’ve been around as long as Springfield’s premier family has, you start to elevate past pop art into art art. As in the kind people write academic papers on. Or, as we’ve learned via Geekologie, you get mashed-up with famous fine art examples.
Fine Art Simpsons
As the name suggests, Instagram account Fine Art Simpsons brings together the world of fine art with that of the The Simpsons. And the results are pretty fantastic. The artist describes them as “Lifeless images rendered in colourful goop.” Well, we certainly don’t think they’re lifeless. Some of our very favorites are below:
Nineteenth century Pre-Raphaelite painter Arthur Hughes’ iconic painting “The Long Engagement” transforms into The Stankey Engagement. Has Milhouse Van Houten ever looked more in love?
Homer looks a bit out of sorts among the ladies of Alfredo Ramos Martínez’s “Flores Mexicanas.”
Believe it or not, the painting brilliantly mashed up with Bart Simpson’s iconic chalk board moment blow is Cy Twombly’s “Untitled.” Those scribbles actually sold through Sotheby’s for the low, low price of $70.5 million. If one looks carefully, Bart is writing “I will not make fun of fine art again.”
Mr. Burns finds himself having a very surreal “Magritte Monday.”
Speaking of Magritte, Homer’s most iconic moment disappearing into the bushes has gone from TV, to meme, to the pinnacle of museum quality art.
Bart leads the way in this reimagining of Archibald MacNeal Willard’s iconic “The Spirit of ’76.” Bart walked so the Founding Fathers could run, ya’ll.
Seeing Marge and Lisa sharing a pastoral bonding moment within this classic painting by Claude Monet is oddly comforting.
We think the great Frida Kahlo would approve of Patty and Selma Bouvier’s serious faces in one of her paintings.
To check out more of this incredible The Simpsons fan art, be sure to head on over to Fine Art Simpsons’ Instagram. And if you love any of these images enough to purchase one, check out their Redbubble store.
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