Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just for fun…double vision Art

Classic works of art re-imagined using photography.
Adobe has sponsored this fascinating creative competition where artists are encouraged to submit a “remake” of a famous work of art using photography. Of course some submissions are quite hilarious or ironic and although the winner has not been chosen yet (the competition is now closed), Canadian art blog Booooooom! has been posting some of the submissions:

American Gothic” by Grant Wood; “American Gothic” remake by Jesse John Hunniford

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The Artist’s Mother” by James Abbott McNeill Whistler; “The Artist’s Mother” remake by Roxana Azar

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“Grande Odalisque” by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres; “Grande Odalisque” remake by Craig White

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“Self Portrait” by Frida Kahlo; “Self Portrait” remake by Bazooka Betty

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“Der Arme Poet” by Carl Spitzweg; “Der Arme Poet” remake by Regina Speer

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“Girl reading a letter by an open window” by Vermeer; “Girl reading a letter by an open window” remake by Wanda Martin.

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The Girl With The Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer; “ The Girl With The Pearl Earring” remake by Nienke Zondervan

I am fascinated by the art of photography and by art in general, Vermeer being one of my timeless artists favorites, to the point that once having a 5 hours connection in Amsterdam, even if tired after a long flight from Vancouver  I took the tram and went to see again his stunning paintings at the Rijksmuseum. On the next flight I felt so refreshed and inspired.

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“The Death of Marat” by Jacques-Louis David; “The Death of Marat” remake by Ewa Wiktoria Dyszlewicz

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“Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne” by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres; “Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne” remake by Isabella Materne and Christiane König.

This contest is absolutely brilliant and it inspired so many artists to create something totally new from iconic images, have you also noticed how gender is not so important any more?

Who is your favorite artist? Have you ever pushed the limits to see some of his/her projects?

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peggy braswell said...

Some of those are just sooo funny! A Sense of humor is important. Craig White is my favorite.Thank you for sharing. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

A CRITIC'S EYE said...

Happy Thanksgiving Albarosa, and thank you for this post. I did the very same thing when I was in Amsterdam, but took the train to see the Vermeers. Yes, I have extended myself many times just to see a painting or two, and I have many favorites. I remember once driving way out of the way to a little cottage hidden in the woods to meet a person with a certain painting vividly. She greeted me warmly along with about fifty cats who had practically taken over the house. The atmosphere was so pungent that a friend who had come along felt ill and had to escape to our car and revive herself with a vile of sample perfume in her bag. I remained, with all courage collected to carry on for nearly 20 minutes. You would ask if it was worth it and I would yes, it made the painting unforgettable!

Claudia Juestel said...

I love it! When are we going to see your interpretation? Who would you impersonate Albarosa?

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.



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