Thursday, May 26, 2011

Post-Modernist Strategies!!!

Just a quick post today of something interesting I found. One of my favorite paintings, The Swing, by Jean-Honore Fragonard has been re-worked into a installation by an artist named Yinka Shonibare. He turned this painting into a piece that seems to criticize the excessive luxury that the original implies.

Last semester I wrote a paper on which focused on stategies of artmaking in the postmodern art world. Using old works of art to create something new is one way of doing this. This is illustrated perfectly here, if only I had found this a month ago!

Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Swing (1766)

Yinka Shonibare, The Swing (after Fragonard) (2001)

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