Fly Art

is a Tumblr account created by students and artists Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano. Since December 2013, the duo have been collaborating on mashups of hip hop lyrics and classic artworks, blending two seemingly disparate cultural artifacts into a surprising and often humorous cohesion.

Velasco and Pontenciano pair Nicki Minaj with Mona Lisa, Rihanna with Whistler’s Mother, and Outkast with Matisse.

Check their tumblr here.


James McNeill Whistler, Whistler’s Mother (1871) / S&M, Rihanna


Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (c.1503) / Super Bass, Nicki Minaj


Hell (1450), Dirk Bouts / Drop It Like It’s Hot, Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell Williams


Nighthawks, Edward Hopper (1942) / Girls Love Beyonce, Drake


Portrait of Pope Pius V (c. 1605), El Greco / Drunk In Love (Remix), Beyonce ft. Jay-Z & Kanye West


La Coiffure (1901), Henri Matisse / Rocket, Beyonce


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


Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) / Super Rich Kids, Frank Ocean


The Ascension (1775), John Singleton Copley / Touch The Sky, Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco


Palay Maiden (1920), Fernando Amorsolo / Grown Woman, Beyoncé

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity, Vienna and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @artf_cksme

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