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!
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?
BAM. There it is.
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…
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.
Made it to the end? Learned your art history? Here’s a bonus mashup of The Wizard of Oz and Donnie Darko. Nice…