Young Thug amazes in Old Masters

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When you see a picture of rapper Young Thug, does your brain instantly register a Botticelli painting?  Sometimes it's even a Mary Cassatt. That's because if you're one cool ass art major, like Young Thug, you show off your project on Instagram.

The Toilet of Venus by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (c.1760)

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Oh yes he did - his IG account puts photos of Young Thug alongside paintings that use a similar composition that are found in old world master paintings. 

By Francois Boucher (1703-1770)

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Priceless works of art referenced in the account include paintings by some of the most famed painters of the last 500 years, including El Greco, Caravaggio, and Norman Rockwell. 

After the bath by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1875)

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The #Frida connection might just be the best of the lot....but you be the judge. Yeah. Go ahead. Get thee to the IG now. 

self-portrait with the portrait of Doctor Farill (1951) by Frida Kahlo

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