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This Instagram account remixes 'The Simpsons' as fine art masterpieces

The "fine_art_simpsons" Instagram account is taking art to strange new places.

Meet "fine_art_simpsons."

The Instagram account, with posts dating back to January 2020, is run by what one post describes as "a matchbook art school dropout, and a ham-fisted, nearsighted house painter."

It features...

clever works like this Claude Monet painting, paired with Homer keeping an eye out for sugar thieves.

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Or...

This modernized version of David Hockney's "A Bigger Splash," with Bart looking out to the summer excitement.

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The account takes one of the most iconic shows in television history and elevates it to all-new highs.

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If you're really feeling the mashups, the account's Redbubble store currently sells five designs, shipping from Kitchener in Canada.

One such print is a reimagining of Wassily Kandinsky's Houses in Murnau.

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"Fine_art_simpsons" is one of many projects from Simpsons fans who have remixed the classic show as part of imaginative new projects. One famous example is "Simpsonswave," a mashup of the cartoon and vaporwave, which Pitchfork covered in 2016.

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Groups like Reddit's "Simpsons Shitposting" also mix classic scenes with modern memes.

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