The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird by Hillary White
Hillary White is a prolific illustrator and pop surrealism artist who uses our modern, cartoony, irreverent culture as the subject of her work. For her Pop Reinterpretations series, White “collaborates” with classical artists (posthumously). After my last post about Blind Passengers, I thought I’d revisit art history through the lens of pop culture. Who wants to come along for the ride? I promise there will be Muppets, Gremlins and TMNT!
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt
I like Sesame Street’s The Count AND I like the surrealist skies of Rene Magritte. Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a mashup of the two?
The Mysteries Of Arithmomania by Hillary White
BAM. There it is.
The Mysteries Of The Horizon by Rene Magritte
Van Gogh…so dramatic with the whole ear-cutting thing. If only there was a way to make his work a wee bit more approachable…
The Pizza Eaters by Hillary White
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Check. Pizza? Check.
The Potato Eaters by Vincent Van Gogh
Do White’s Reinterprations change (or eschew entirely) the original artist’s intent? Definitely. Do people get inspired and go Google the original art after viewing White’s mashups? Probably not. But I did. Click through for a batch of my favorite Pop Reinterprations followed by their source material. Try to see if you can recognize the original before scrolling.
Prints of Hillary White’s paintings are available for purchase starting at $14 here.
Nightmare at Café Terrace by Hillary White
Café Terrace at Night by Vincent Van Gogh
Internet Memes in a Landscape by Hillary White
Chaste Women in a Landscape by Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora
Beaker Slaying Honeydew by Hillary White
Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi
Yip Yipflow by Hillary White
Overflow by Andrew Wyeth
Ye Olde Jawrotica by Hillary White
The Satyr Mason by Carracci
The Reaper of Keldor by Hillary White
The Reaper by William Bouguereau
Gremlin of the Adoption by Hillary White
Virgin of the Adoption by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Made it to the end? Learned your art history? Here’s a bonus mashup of The Wizard of Oz and Donnie Darko. Nice…
We’re Off to See the Wormhole by Hillary White