Mashup Masterpieces: 48 Fusions of Art and Contemporary Pop Culture

Album Covers x Classical Paintings by Eisen Bernard Bernardo

Artist Eisen Bernard Bernardo matches album covers with classical paintings in this fun Album+Art series. “I used album covers because they are simple and straightforward,” he says. “I think the principles of photography are the same as classical painting. Portraiture using cameras adopted the same set of rules and techniques in painting.”

16th Century Superheroes by Sacha Goldberger

What if Superman was born into the sixteenth century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? These questions and more led to the creation of ‘Family Portrait’ by Sacha Goldberger, a series of photographs portraying icons of American culture with the painters of the Flemish school, using 17th century techniques counterpointing light and shadow to “illustrate nobility and fragility of the super powerful at all times.”

Abstracted 8-Bit Characters & Celebrities by Adam Lister

Star Wars characters get blocky, graphic and abstracted in a series of modulated watercolor paintings by Adam Lister. He’s also applied this 8-bit style to classic paintings and photographs of celebrities and other pop culture icons, from Biggie Smalls to Bert and Ernie.