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Famous Art Reinterpreted

The paintings of great artists are continually being recreated by those who are inspired by these works, students studying the works, and others who use alternative media to reinvent famous paintings.  This last group often comes up with some of the most inventive and fun interpretations drawing new audiences to see these works in a creative way.  The following examples are just a few of the many new pieces inspired by great works of art.    

This week an artist from Toronto broke the world record with a mosaic created from 12,090 Rubik’s Cubes made after Michelangelo’s Hand of God from the Sistine Chapel.  There is also a time lapse video showing the project from start to finish.  This is not the artist’s first Rubik’s Cube mosaic; he has created others including his rendition of Da Vinci’s The Last SupperSee his works.

In another fun interpretation using 3D objects, a different artist recreated Van Gogh’s Starry Night using about 10,000 Lego® bricks.  View this work.

Artist Jane Elizabeth Perkins uses found objects rather than paint to recreate works of art by some of the great masters.  See her Homage to Van Gogh: Sunflowers collage which is part of an exhibition at the Orleans House Gallery in London until January 23, 2010.

If you know of creative interpretation of a masterpiece, please comment and share it with us.

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