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Sunday, June 22, 2008

artist: melinda copper, pet masterpieces

As you all know, I do so love art and its history. The satisfaction of viewing great masterpieces is one of my life's great joys. What could be better?

Well, for the occasional smile, seeing them recreated with pets. Melinda Copper's done this about as deftly as my picky eye could hope - check out Botticelli's Birth of Venus kitty style, or dog "Poppins" as Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun's selfportrait (here's the original. See what a good job?) How about bunny Moose as Caravaggio's Bacchus?

Terrific stuff and great choices from the Old Masters! Enjoy them all, here.

Oh and I went to Fremont Solstice Fair yesterday: so many PEOPLE, and so many dogs. Here's a happy pug watching the parade:


The Lee County Clowder said...

Do you know, does she actually paint those pictures, or does she do them on a computer? We haven't found anyplace where it says.

curator said...

Goodness, I didn't even think - I assumed she painted them. Now I'm all curious : )

Robert said...

I am Melindas husband Bob, All of her work is painted in acrylic, She will sometimes even sculpt a model to work from so that the light is right. We have heard this before, with people always suspecting photshop, but a careful examination of the work will show that the figures have been completely reproportioned to the animal. Melinda and I are glad that you enjoy her work.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Relax, Robert. No critisism mean or even considered. When all you see is an image on a compooter screen, an obvious question is: Is it really there?

Bye the Bye. Check out the work at places like The Cat Realm, Zoolatry , or Karl & Ruis before pooping on photoshop work.

curator said...

Woo! I totally missed all this! The first critical analysis discussion the Museum has hosted. Hi Lee County Clowder, I'll drop Robert a line to say hi.