• Beyoncé meets Botticelli: how tabloid photos throw new light on old masters

    2 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    The Twitter account Tabloid Art History juxtaposes celebrity shots with artworks they resemble. It's a game that works because great art is universal Beyoncé poses with her twin babies. She is bedecked in flowers as she gazes emotionally into the heavenly distance. Do you spot the artistic echo? The creators of a Twitter account called TabloidArtHistory did. They juxtapose this photo with Botticelli's Renaissance masterpiece Madonna of the Pomegranate. It is a beguiling match. Beyoncé's maternal ecstasy mirrors Botticelli's mystically beautiful Virgin Mary.
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