Yesterday, Miley Cyrus released her new video for "We Can't Stop," and it confused a lot of people. When did she become obsessed with twerking and taxidermy? How does one acquire a purple swimming pool? Why are fingers being spliced off (and bleeding pink paint), and why does the piñata at her party have sausages and pancakes coming out of it?

The answer is simple: ART. We have a feeling that Miley Cyrus' director, Diane Martel, was at least a little bit inspired by Ryan McGinley, Barbara Kruger, Guy Bourdin, and even the human barbie, Valeria Lukyanova

Maybe you were a bit distracted by her tight white outfit, but these side-by-side comparisons will bring your attention to the details that lowkey made the video what it really is—an amalgamation of scenes directly inspired by famous works of modern and contemporary art.

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Art Pieces That Inspired Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" Video

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