Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the goodie bag

This blog has been purely visual so far. Today, I want to introduce some auditory resources-
These are all songs about artists by musicians. Each name is a link to a video (that will open in a new window) so you can hear for yourself. If you want to find more, I found most of these here. The only 3 I knew about was Don Maclean, The Weepies, and the They Might Be Giants songs. Who do you think I can pay to compile some of the best ones for me and turn it into a CD for the classroom?

Songs about Van Gogh
Starry Starry Night by Don Mclean
Vincent by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes [Mclean cover]
Turbulent Indigo by Joni Mitchell

Meet James Ensor by They Might Be Giants [kind of creepy]
Mona Lisa by Guster
DeChirico Street by Robyn Hitchcock and Deni Bonet
Lichtenstein Painting by Television Personalities
No One Was Like Vermeer by Jonathan Richman
Painting by Chagall by The Weepies
Paul Cezanne by the Special Guests [this one isn't dated, is it?]
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
Pablo Picasso by the Modern Lovers
Andy Warhol by David Bowie
When I Dream of Michelangelo by The Counting Crows
Frida Kahlo by Rachel's

Now, back to the visuals. These are artworks inspired by other artworks:

I talked about Eamon Everall a few weeks ago with the post on Stuckism. These are remakes of Lichtenstein's work, the traditional virgin and child paintings, Olympia, The Arnolfini Marriage, and some Vermeers.

Here's some remakes of the Mona Lisa by Fernando Botero and Vik Muniz (I've seen some of his stuff in real life and it is phenomenal! Look him up!)

I have been collecting images of art history in legos for quite some time... See if you can identify some of these artworks :)

Did you know that American Gothic is the most parodied artwork in existence today?
The first parody of the work was by a man named Gordon Parks:

Hope this is some food for thought! See you tomorrow!

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