This Instagram account with over 500k followers named “Texts From Your Existentialist” mashes up classical art and modern-day quotes depicting various sarcastic and even downright ridiculous scenarios. The main idea behind the account is to insert 21st-century text messages into classical paintings.

April Eileen Henry is a poet who lives in Los Angeles. She created this project back in 2014, and Bored Panda reached out to her to find out a little bit more.

“One day I didn’t get a text back and started texting myself things I’d say to them. My art history background informed my muses. All the French existential thinkers sitting at Cafe de Flore in Paris inspired me.”

More info: Instagram | clovepages.wixsite.com | textsfromyourexistentialist.tumblr.com

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