The days when art history was locked up in the hallowed halls of museums are over. In the Digitial Age, famous paintings and sculptures of the past have taken over the Internet, often through the lens of a pop culture trend. Big names in art history have appeared in new forms on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. The have been posted, reblogged, tweeted, liked, and shared across the Web. As art history takes over the Internet, the disparity between highbrow and lowbrow culture has collapsed, and the unmistakable imagery of well-known works paired with modern day iconography has allowed art history to become viral. From GIFs of Miley Cyrus twerking on famous paintings to art history emojis, here's 10 Ways Art History Took Over the Internet.
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