Taking The Mickey

Theo does quite a bit of “Taking The Mickey” in his art. 

Here he takes the mickey out of Andy Warhol’s, 1981, Quadrant Mickey Mouse/Myths.

Taking The Mickey
Taking The Mickey, digital image

The Collins English Dictionary has these definitions:

The Urban Dictionary has this definition:

Taking the mickey

Joking, doing something without intent.

Making fun of someone or something.

A less offensive way of saying taking the piss.

Vitruvian Stained (“Lumo” Vitruviano)

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a pioneer of the hospice care movement, said

‘People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.’

Vitruvian Stained (“Lumo” Vitruviano)
An imagination of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man as a stained glass image

Ten to talk about in hushed tones

Ten to talk about in hushed tones
Ten to talk about in hushed tones, digital image

Featuring rectangles from the following works:
Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci, 1517)
The Scream (Edvard Munch, 1893)
The Starry Night (Vincent van Gogh, 1889)
The Last Supper (Leonardo da Vinci, 1498)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Johannes Vermeer, 1665)
The Creation of Adam (Michelangelo, 1512)
The Persistence of Memory (Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1931)
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Georges Seurat, 1886)
The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Hokusai, 1832)
Guernica (Pablo Picasso, 1937)

Making of 40 Most Mentioned

Acquiring the 40 famous paintings for 40 Most Mentioned was the hard part. Slicing and splicing was simple.

Creation of 40 Most Mentioned - Son of Man
Creation of 40 Most Mentioned – Son of Man, digital image

 

Creation of 40 Most Mentioned - Mona Lisa
Creation of 40 Most Mentioned – Mona Lisa, digital image

Creation of 40 Most Mentioned – Mona Lisa is based on Visitors of Louvre in front of Mona Lisa by Edal Anton Lefterov, available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mona-lisa_in_the_Louvre.jpg, and is likewise licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Disclaimer: No physical paintings were harmed in the production of 40 Most Mentioned. The Mona Lisa was intact when I visited the Louvre in July 2013. If any of the paintings have been stolen or damaged, it wasn’t me.

40 Most Mentioned

40 Most Mentioned
40 Most Mentioned, Digital image

 

Featuring slices of the following works:

Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci, 1517)
The Scream (Edvard Munch, 1893)
The Starry Night (Vincent van Gogh, 1889)
The Last Supper (Leonardo da Vinci, 1498)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Johannes Vermeer, 1665)
The Creation of Adam (Michelangelo, 1512)
The Persistence of Memory (Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1931)
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Georges Seurat, 1886)
The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Hokusai, 1832)
Guernica (Pablo Picasso, 1937)
Starry Night Over the Rhone (Vincent van Gogh, 1888)
The Night Watch (Rembrandt, 1642)
The School of Athens (Raphael, 1509)
The Son of Man (René Magritte, 1964)
The Kiss (Gustav Klimt, 1908)
American Gothic (Grant Wood, 1930)
The Birth of Venus (1486)
Cafe Terrace at Night (Vincent van Gogh, 1888)
Nighthawks (Edward Hopper, 1942)
Bal du moulin de la Galette (Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1876)
Christina’s World (Andrew Wyeth)
Lady with an Ermine (Leonardo da Vinci, 1490)
The Garden of Earthly Delights (Hieronymus Bosch, 1504)
Irises (Vincent van Gogh, 1889)
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (Gustav Klimt, 1907)
Las Meninas (Diego Velázquez, 1656)
Vitruvian Man (Leonardo da Vinci, 1490)
Whistler’s Mother (James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1871)
The Potato Eaters (Vincent van Gogh, 1885)
The Last Judgment (Michelangelo, 1541)
Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Édouard Manet, 1863)
Ginevra de’ Benci (Leonardo da Vinci, 1478)
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (Caspar David Friedrich, 1818)
The Torment of Saint Anthony (Michelangelo, 1488)
Liberty Leading the People (Eugène Delacroix, 1830)
Fortitude (1470)
The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (El Greco, 1588)
The Art of Painting (Johannes Vermeer, 1666)
Impression, Sunrise (Claude Monet, 1872)
Head of a Woman (Leonardo da Vinci, 1508)