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The genius Tabloid Art History Twitter account compares paparazzi shots with priceless paintings

A whole new way to learn about art.

WHAT DOES BRITNEY Spears have in common with the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt? Better ask Tabloid Art History.

birtn Source: Twitter/@TabloidArtHistory

The Twitter account has amassed 28,000 followers by drawing distinctions between your common or garden paparazzi photo and priceless works of art. Why? “Because for every pic of Lindsay Lohan falling, there’s a Bernini sculpture begging to be referenced.”

OK, we’re interested. What else ya got?

Here’s Britney and Caravaggio

Britney (again), Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan vs Brugel

Beyoncé and the Weeping Madonna

And Diana with John Singer Sargent

At times, they’re eerily accurate

And of course, the massively popular Love Island has been featured heavily

The account was dreamed up in November 2016 by art history students Chloe Esslemont, Elise Bell and Mayanne Soret, who met at Edinburgh University.

Bell told Vox that they hoped to make art history “less scary, less intimidating, less classist” and bring it to a wider range of people.

Esslemont says that they set out to prove that ‘vapid’ pop culture could easily intersect with ‘high art’:

The view that you can only enjoy ONE of these types of things has always annoyed us – we unabashedly love both, and what better way to celebrate that than combine them where possible?

Basically our motto. Keep up the good work, gals.

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