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Y’all this #Apeshit video has me losing my shit. This moment right here is the fulfillment of my art history degree. Beyoncé’s vision and talent is unmatched. Stay tuned for some thoughts. #Beyoncé #EverythingIsLove
1) The visual and lyrical message of #Apeshit is that Beyoncé and Jay-Z have MADE IT. They own the motherfucking Louvre which has been and still is a white-centric space with a history deeply rooted in colonialism. Thus, centering black bodies in this space is radical.
2) The first shot of the duo is in front of the Mona Lisa, the most recognizable portrait in the museum. People from around then world flock to the Mona Lisa to take their picture with her (i.e. next image). Beyoncé (and Jay-Z I guess) is visually asserting herself as Mona Lisa.
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Hey there, so as you might know, APES**T just dropped with a clip featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z in the @MuseeLouvre, so I thought I'd give you a comprehensive list of the artworks featured in it, by chronological order of appearance #Apeshit #BeyonceandJayZ
This is "Apollon vainqueur du Serpent Python", by Eugène Delacroix, 1850-1851, a ceiling made for the "Galerie d'Apollon" which you can see again at 1'13.
Next we have "La vierge au coussin vert", aka The Virgin with A Green Pillow, by Andrea Solari, around 1507.
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