The non-argument some indulge in as to whether or not video games are art is boring.

Permanent exhibitions at the The Smithsonian, MoMA, and The Museum of the Moving Image have all more than codified video games and video game design as a legitimate medium. Not that we need hallowed institutions to be the arbiters of what defines art, but the nod is refreshing all the same.

Video games are art and what we need to see is more classic work reinterpreted with video games as a central component.

This seems like good a time as any.

Here are 11 pieces of classic art mashed up with some of our favorite games of the last few years.

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