Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintings

Painter Hillary White takes classic works of art and throws in familiar characters like Boba Fett, xenomorphs, and Skeletor. The ensuing pieces delight, induce fright, and resemble yard sale kitsch sold in the seventh circle of the underworld.

For example, that's a Sith Lord guest-starring in Italian Baroque painter Domenico Zampieri's famed 17th-century fresco "Virgin and Unicorn." It only gets weirder from here. Much, much weirder.

Perhaps due to their cultural cachet as children's entertainers, the Muppets are a frequent target of White. She places the happy puppets in classic works by Dutch painters and makes them reenact Biblical murder scenes. The artist also seems to favor 1980s movie monsters, what with the Ghoulies, Gremlins, and the Critters getting the gallery treatment.

Here's a sampling of White's work. If you've ever wanted to see Voltron go Impressionist, today is the day.

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"The Best Supper" (Hans Holbein the Younger's "The Last Supper")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"By The Power of Retribution" (Edward Armitage's "Retribution")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Better, Harder, Sacred" (Hans Memling's "Madonna And Child")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Alien The Terrible" (Ilya Repin's "Ivan the Terrible And His Son Ivan")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Temptation of Robin" (Ary Scheffer's "Temptation of Christ")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"The Garden of Muppetly Delights" (Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Internet Memes in a Landscape" (Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora's "Chaste Women in a Landscape")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Wheat Field With Johnny 5" (Vincent Van Gogh's "Wheat Field with Cypresses")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Beaker Slaying Honeydew" (Artemisia Gentileschi's "Judith Slaying Holofernes")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Voltron Dans Les Coquelicots" (Claude Monet's "Les Coquelicots a Argenteuil")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"The Death of Brainy" (Jacques-Louis David's "The Death of Marat")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird" (Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Nightmare at Café Terrace" (Van Gogh's "Café Terrace at Night")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Whistler's Turtle" (James Whistler's "Whistler's Mother")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintingsS

"Darthpocalypse" (Hans Burgkmair der Ältere's "Altarpiece of John the Evangelist")

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged paintings

Lambchop, by way of Lucifer in The Divine Comedy.

You can find prints of some of these works at White's Society 6 store. There also many more paintings at her Flickr account, where you can find scenes of Darth Vader fondling Sarah Palin by way of Gustave Courbet (not safe for work) and the Yip Yips channeling Andrew Wyeth (also NSFW, mostly due to soul-scarring Muppet nudity).

[Via Popped Culture]