Find an art history image–it’ll most likely be a painting–and recreate it in such a way that the recreation comments on contemporary society. This is an assignment that can be done alone or in a group. It is worth 5%.
Olympia 1865, by Eduoard Manet
Emperor Haute Couture, by Margaret Sutherland
Dejeuner sur l’herbe, by Eduoard Manet
Artist Lee Towndrow “reimagined Edouard Manet’s painting ‘Le Dejuner sur l’herbe’ for the artist collective The MFA, consisting of Sheila Heti, Margaux Williamson, Ryan Kamstra, and Sholem Krishtalka. Treating the iconic painting with a photographic sensibility, Lee imbued the painting with a depth and dynamism only photography can provide”:
Here, another recreation, this one from SNAP! magazine.
This was the cover of a Bow Wow Wow album in 1984
This is John de Andrea’s version, 1982….
Mickalene Thomas (2009)
Johnathan Charles (1974)
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