The Best Way to Learn Art History Is Via Beyoncé and Harry Styles

Curated via Twitter from W magazine’s twitter account….

We know this because Matthew McConaughey repeated those words in True Detective, more than a century after Nietzsche also said so; and also because, somehow, both going-out tops of the early 2000s and Canadian tuxedos are now miraculously in style again; and also "because for every pic of Lindsay Lohan falling, there's a Bernini sculpture begging to be referenced," as the British trio behind the Twitter account Tabloid Art History argues in their bio—and frequently in their tweets.

Take, for example, Harry Styles's appearance in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk: It may seem novel for a master to take a brown-haired, slightly gaunt emerging solo artist and cover him up with some dirt, but the Austrian painter Egon Schiele in fact did it first all the way back in 1912, when he was still emerging from under the gilded wing of Gustav Klimt.

True, some of the pairings are a bit of a stretch—comparing Alexa Chung in a polka-dot dress to an immersive Yayoi Kusama installation, or Tara Reid atop a pool float to the tortured crew barely aboard Géricault's famed Raft of the Medusa—though in the case of Chung, that may also be because the Instagram @artlexachung has already set quite a high standard for the It girl.

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