Russian Artist Repaints Famous Artworks With Pepe The Frog

Russian Artist Repaints Famous Artworks With Pepe The Frog

Russian artist Olga Vishnevsky goes by the nickname Pepelangelo and it’s the best description of her work as well. For the past 2 years or so, Pepelangelo has been painting Pepe the Frog, showing the popular meme in ways we’ve never seen before.

This green anthropomorphic frog first appeared in a comic by Matt Furie called Boy’s Club. Eventually, platforms like Myspace, Gaia Online, and 4chan transcended the character, making it a meme. By 2016, it had been appropriated as one of the symbols of the controversial alt-right movement. The Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate organization founded in 1913, even added certain incarnations of Pepe the Frog to their database of hate symbols in 2016. They did, however, make it clear that they don’t see all Pepe memes as abusive.

Pepelangelo wants to change that. To her, the character “is not a symbol of hate, but a symbol of peace, love and solidarity.” From ancient Egypt and Byzantium to the Renaissance and avant-garde, from mosaics and sculptures to jewelry and video art, she’s portraying the little green fellow in the positive light its creator originally saw it under.

 

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#1 Pepe The Girl With The Earring By Jan Vermeer

Pepe The Girl With The Earring By Jan Vermeer

 

#2 Mona Lisa Pepe

Mona Lisa Pepe

 

#3 Pepe Devouring His Son

Pepe Devouring His Son

 

#4 The Storm On The Sea Of Galile

The Storm On The Sea Of Galile

 

#5 Cristoforo Colombo

Cristoforo Colombo

 

#6 Rrreeee

Rrreeee

 

#7 Pepe Van Beethoven

Pepe Van Beethoven

 

#8 Pepe Frida

Pepe Frida

 

#9 Pepe Henry VIII

Pepe Henry VIII

 

#10 Pepe The Frog Starry Night

Pepe The Frog Starry Night

 

#11 Pepe Is Love

Pepe Is Love

 

#12 Pepe Neo

Pepe Neo

 

#13 Pepe Pollock

Pepe Pollock

 

#14 Pepe The Philippe II Of Spain By Mor Van Dashorst

Pepe The Philippe II Of Spain By Mor Van Dashorst

 

#15 Pepe In Turkish Costume

Pepe In Turkish Costume

 

#16 Egon Schiele Style

Egon Schiele Style

 

#17 Pepe The Drinking Monk

Pepe The Drinking Monk

 

#18 Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

 

#19 Pepe The Frog Bathing Of The Red Horse

Pepe The Frog Bathing Of The Red Horse

 

#20 Pepe Painting

Pepe Painting

 

#21 Neigh!

Neigh!

 

#22 True Pepective

True Pepective

 

#23 Hi There

Hi There

 

#24 The Dreamers

The Dreamers

 

#25 Pepe Says “Hi” From His New Austrian Home

Pepe Says "Hi" From His New Austrian Home

 

#26 Pepe The Frog

Pepe The Frog

 

#27 Pepe The Cardinal By El Greco

Pepe The Cardinal By El Greco

 

#28 Pepe The Harlequin By Picasso

Pepe The Harlequin By Picasso

 

#29 Pepe The Knight By Vittore Carpaccio

Pepe The Knight By Vittore Carpaccio

 

#30 Pepe With Grapes

Pepe With Grapes

 

#31 Pepe The Pharaoh

Pepe The Pharaoh

 

#32 Pepe The Frog Vlad Dracula

Pepe The Frog Vlad Dracula

 

#33 Welcome New Pepe!

Welcome New Pepe!

 

#34 Pepe In A Red Turban

Pepe In A Red Turban

 

#35 I Love My Pepecash!

I Love My Pepecash!

 

#36 Pepe The Emperor – Taro Card

Pepe The Emperor - Taro Card

 

#37 Pepe And T-Rex!

Pepe And T-Rex!

 

#38 Pepe Crossing The Delaware

Pepe Crossing The Delaware

 

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