Beyonce may be the unintentional forerunner behind art history's rise to the Internet. When Beyonce Art History, a Tumblr of memes that combined artwork with Beyonce and Destiny's Child lyrics, appeared online it went viral within a matter of days. Next came the The Carter Family Portrait Gallery, whose creator seamlessly Photoshopped Beyonce, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy into famous paintings. The combination of high and low culture was the magic formula to Internet success, and as Beyonce continues to rise to new pinnacles of fame, art history has ridden on her heels.
1. Everyone freaked out about Beyonce mash-ups.