Art enthusiasts Ferdinando Verderi and Cecilia Azcarate creatively contrast famous rap music artists with 16th century works of art. The series of illustrations feature an image of the rapper on the right hand side followed by unintentionally similar-looking painting on the left.
Verderi and Azcarate’s have chosen to highlight several famous rap music artists on their blog B4XVI. From ASAP Rocky to Kanye West, these hip-hop legends are juxtaposed with famous works of art. For example, an image of Wiz Khalifa decked out in black-spotted white fur and gold chains looks a lot like artist Hugo Van Der Goes’ painting of “The Adoration of Magi.” It seems as though many well-known rappers have been stealing outfit ideas and style points from vintage, medieval paintings.