Art That Makes Me Think of Art History

Last week’s “Art That Makes Me…” post made me think of the Japanese artist, Yasumasa Morimura. Morimura’s Art History series features self portraits of the artist in reproductions of famous works of Western art. They are large scale photographs made to look like paintings and they are AMAZING!

Of course, all this talk about self portraits also makes me think of Cindy Sherman’s work.

I could go on and on and it would be a never ending game of 6 Degrees of Separation, Art Edition.

Do you know of any other artists who play with the idea of self-portraiture and repurposing of art history?


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