The Beyonce Art History blog takes the concept of the artist’s statement -- the creator’s description of their work -- and combines it with the pop lyricism of Queen Bey herself.
Though it may seem unlikely to pair mainstream culture’s reigning diva with iconic pieces by masters like Diego Velazquez, the combination makes for some good-humored imagery. For instance, ‘Las Meninas’ becomes amusing when the depicted Infanta Margaret Theresa is accompanied by lyrics from Beyonce’s hit ‘Diva.’ Indeed, the power of the Holy Roman Empress goes along with “the female version of a hustla.” Beyonce Art History reads like a stroll through the Prado with an empowering pop soundtrack.
Other artists featured in this witty mashup blog include Matisse, Picasso and Botero. Beyonce Art History is not only a laugh as it follows a tendency in the blogosphere to pair highbrow references with contemporary pop culture.