Now presenting what may very well be the greatest Tumblr known to humankind: The Carter Family Portrait Gallery!
Seriously, Bettys—this thing is genius. Described as “Vivid snapshots of the life and times of The Carters—Jay Z, Beyoncé, and little Blue Ivy—as captured by their official portrait artist,” the concept is quite simple: Take images of Bey, Jay-Z, and Baby Blue; Photoshop them onto famous works of art; lather, rinse, repeat.
The execution of this concept, however, must be rather complicated; slap-dash affairs these are not. It would have been easy merely to plaster the appropriate faces atop the corresponding pieces of art and call it a day—but the Photoshop artist behind these magnificent images has taken great pains to blend the faces of the Carter family seamlessly into works like Whistler’s Mother, American Gothic, and Girl With a Pearl Earring. The finishing touch? Witty captions, of course.
Click through for a few of our favorites!