Who would've thought that Biggie lyrics and the Mona Lisa portrait would make the perfect couple? Two artists who go by the names of Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano, that's who!
The duo's recent, clever photographic series paired together classic, famous paintings and portraits with popular hip-hop lyrics. The series is titled "Fly Art," and Velasco and Potenciano started it back in 2013.
If you look closely, you can see that each of the lyrics reflects what's going on in the actual portrait.
Check out the photos below for a closer look at the project!
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (c.1503) — "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (1486) — "Flawless" by Beyoncé
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1881) — "Super Rich Kids" by Frank Ocean
Dancers Practicing at the Barre by Edgar Degas (1877) — "Fergalicious" by Fergie feat. Will.i.am
A Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid by Johannes Vermeer (c.1670) — "Otis"
Jay Z, Kanye West feat. Otis Redding
The First Coat by Vladimir Makovsky (1892) — "American Boy" by Estelle feat. Kanye West
The Family of Henry VIII by Lucas de Heere (c. 1572) — "Big Poppa" by The Notorious B.I.G.
Noli Me Tangere by Fra Angelico (1442) — "U Can’t Touch This" by MC Hammer
Phaedra by Alexandre Cabanel (1880) — "Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe" by Kendrick Lamar
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali (1931) — "Ms. Jackson" by Outkast
The Ascension by John Singleton Copley (1775) — "Touch The Sky" by Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco
Antoine-François Callet by King Louis XVI (1754-1793) — "C.R.E.A.M." by Wu-Tang Clan
The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David (1793) — "N.Y. State of Mind" by NaS
Love’s Shadow by Frederick Sandys (1887) - "Ring the Alarm" by Beyoncé
Hell by Dirk Bouts (1450) — "Drop It Like It’s Hot" by Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell Williams
Icarus and Daedalus by Frederic Leighton (c. 1869) — "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" by The Offspring
L’Absinthe by Edgar Degas (1876) — "Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dogg
Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) — "Tom Ford" Jay Z
Pelt Merchant of Cairo by Jean-Leon Gerome (1869) — "Cold.1" by G.O.O.D. Music feat. Kanye West & DJ Khaled
La Coiffure by Henri Matisse (1901) — "Rocket" by Beyoncé
Photos courtesy: Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano