Twitter finds similarities between paparazzi pictures and classic art
Oscar Wilde once wrote that "Life imitates art far more than art imitates life". The uncanny resemblance of these tabloid photos of modern celebrities to classical paintings is testament to this. (Photo: Twitter/ @TabloidArtHist)
Anna Nicole Smith on her wedding day, 1994 // 'The Unequal Marriage', by Vasili Pukirev, 1862.
Paris Hilton & 2000s icon Tinkerbell the chihuahua // Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine' (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani) c. 1489-90.
Britney post-meltdown with her dog, West Hollywood, December 2007 // Marco Benefial, 'Portrait of a Lady with a Dog' c.1730-40.
Paris Hilton and Jared Leto, Sundance Film Festival afterparty, 2008 // Henry Toulouse Lautrec, 'In Bed the Kiss' c.1892.
Britney Spears bashes a photographer's car with an umbrella, 2007 // 'Judith Beheading Holofernes' by Giovanni Baglione, 1608.
Christina Aguilera, 2001 // Figure of Isis Aphrodite, 2nd AD (Egypt), painted terracotta.
John Travolta kisses Scarlett Johansson on the cheek at the 2015 Oscars // 'The Kiss of Judas' by Thomas Couture, 19th century.
Lindsay Lohan taking a smoking break in LA, 2016 // Detail of 'The Penitent Magdalene' by Domenico Tintoretto, 1598.