Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Shag: On the Shoulders of Giants

One of my favorite collections of Shag's work is a lengthy series of compositions playfully imitating great works of art from previous centuries. Here are some examples along with their counterparts:

The Potato Eaters (oil on canvas, 1885, Vincent Van Gogh Museum) by Vincent Van Gogh.

Sleeping Gypsy (oil on canvas, 1857, MoMA) by Henri Rousseau.

Old Guitarist (oil on panel, 1903, Art Institute of Chicago) by Pablo Picasso.

Absinthe Drinker (oil on canvas, 1876, Musee D'Orsay) by Edgar Degas.


the reverend mommy said...

Ooo. this I like.

Tom Jackson said...

I assume that first one's been retitled "The Potato Drinkers."