Russian Artist Pepelangelo Masterfully Turns One Of The Internet’s Most Popular Memes Into Her Painting Subject

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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Pepe painting

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Pepe is love

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Pepe In Turkish Costume

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Pepe Neo

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Pepe Devouring His Son

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Neigh!

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The Dreamers

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The Storm on the Sea of Galile

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Egon Schiele style

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Cristoforo Colombo

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True Pepective

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Pepe With A Pearl Earring

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Pepe Pollock

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Pepe van Beethoven

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Pepe says “Hi” from his new Austrian home

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Pepe Frida

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Hi there

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Pepe the Frog

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Pepe the Cardinal by El Greco

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Pepe the Harlequin by Picasso

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Pepe the Philippe II of Spain by Mor van Dashorst

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Pepe the Girl with the Earring by Jan Vermeer

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Pepe the Knight by Vittore Carpaccio

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Mona Lisa Pepe

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Pepe with grapes

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Pepe the Drinking Monk

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Pepe Henry VIII

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Pepe the Pharaoh

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Pepe the Frog Vlad Dracula

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Pepe the Frog Starry Night

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Resurrection of Pepe

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Charlie Chaplin

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Welcome new Pepe!

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Pepe in a Red Turban

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Pepe the Frog Bathing of the Red Horse

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I love my Pepecash!

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Pepe The Emperor – Taro card

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Pepe and T-Rex!

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Pepe crossing the Delaware

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Pepe painting

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Pepe painting

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A secret Pepe

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Pepe with kambo frog

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Pepe painting

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Pepe Kraken

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The Garden of Memes

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Pepe Painting

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