Friday, May 22, 2015

Create > Art History Remix

Create > Art History Remix
“American Gothic”, Grant Wood – remake by Jesse John Hunniford

Goal: Recreate in photograph an historically significant painting.  

Studio Activity:
  • Select a painting from art history as the source of your remix.  Look up historically significant paintings here > 
    Re-do the work; update it, change colors, and re-stage it in a photo.  Feel free to remake the original piece in a modern way, or in an ironic or humorous way or in as accurate as you can be way.

Trigger Mechanisms: Distort, Manipulate, Dynamic gesture, Multi-dimensional  

Visual Examples:

“Self Portrait 1889″, Vincent van Gogh – remake by Seth Johnson

“Girl reading a letter by an open window”, Vermeer – remake by Wanda Martin

“Portrait of Sylvia Von Harden”, Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix – remake by Stephan Hoffman & SoYeon Kim

“Birth of Venus” by Botticelli
“Birth of Venus” remake by Julio Cesar León Peña

“Birth of Venus” remake by Kevin Thom