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

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