5 Pop Culture Moments that Mimic Art

Courteney Cox, otherwise known as Monica from Friends, recently posted a photo on her Instagram page of the Friends cast having their “last supper” before taping the sitcom’s final episode, and it inspired me to take a look at other iconic pop culture photos and try to compare them visually to famous works of art. Two of my favorite things are pop culture and art history, so I had a blast doing this! Note that the basis for the comparisons presented below are completely visual and not contextual. Enjoy!

  1. 1. Friends Cast // Da Vinci's "The Last Supper"

  2. 2. Beyonce Portrait // Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

  3. 3. Kylie Jenner and Her Daughter Stormi // Bellini's "Madonna and Child"

  4. 4. Rose and Jack in The Titanic // Klimt's "The Kiss"

    Klimt's The Kiss

  5. 5. Ellen's Star-Studded Selfie // Renoir's "Le Moulin de la Galette"