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Darth Vader with a Unicorn? Pop-Reinterpretations by Hillary White

I came across these terrific pop paintings by artist Hillary White and couldn't help but share them. White, a self-proclaimed child of the 80s, takes famous paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh & Leonardo da Vinci and "reinterprets" them with characters like Batman, Darth Vader, and The Muppets. For real.

"I like the silliness of the juxtaposition" said Hillary White in a recent interview over at frank151.com. "I’ve done more traditional work like portraits, landscapes and still-lifes, but they don’t satisfy my funny bone. I can see pop culture icons having some of the charisma of the kings and queens of old, and can continue to imagine that if some of the classical artists were alive today, they might be painting these types of subjects."

I've listed the original painting first, followed by White's mashup. Enjoy...

Ary Scheffer - The Temptation of Christ (1854)

Ary Scheffer - The Temptation of Christ

Hillary White - Temptation of Robin

Leonardo da Vinci - The Last Supper (1498)

Leonardo da Vinci - The Last Supper (1498)

Hillary White - The Best Supper

Rembrandt - The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632)

Rembrandt - The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632)

Hillary White - The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird

Ilya Repin - Ivan the Terrible and his Son (1885)

Ilya Repin - Ivan the Terrible and his Son

Hillary White - Alien the Terrible

Domenichino - A Virgin with a Unicorn (1605)

Domenichino - A Virgin with a Unicorn

Hillary White - Vader with Unicorn

Peter Paul Rubens - Cimon and Pero (Roman Charity) (1630)

Peter Paul Rubens - Cimon and Pero (Roman Charity)

Hillary White - Batman Charity

François-Xavier Fabre - Portrait of a Man (1809)

François-Xavier Fabre - Portrait of a Man

Hillary White - Duke R2-D2

Henry Fuseli - The Nightmare (1781)

Henry Fuseli - The Nightmare

Hillary White - The Night Invader

Guido Reni - Virgin Mary (1630)

Guido Reni - The Virgin Mary

Hillary White

Vincent van Gogh - Cafe Terrace at Night (1888)

Vincent van Gogh - Cafe Terrace at Night

Hillary White - Nightmare at Café Terrace

Unknown artist - Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses sœurs (1594)

Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses sœurs

Hillary White

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