“Pop art, peaches and pertness”


A subconscious patchwork of inspirations operate inside the mind of any artist… in fact, some theorists argue that art is never original because it is an amalgamation of cultural references to texts they have already seen.

For me, that patchwork quilt has many Flickr artists included. For instance, the ones in this montage. Elements of each of them can be found in my new image, this image which you will see further below.

The montage above shows (clockwise from top left):

Mad Dog and Basket Case
By Allure F
(the three sedimentary layers working within the composition)

the token bikini shot
By _rebekka
(inspiration to use bikini/lingerie even in an unusual location/composition)

Tarah – Sofa
By ???Merkley
(this artist’s trademark is to place his skimpy-clothed subjects here, there and everywhere, and a little bit of subconscious inspiration took place when creating my image! This pic of Tarah is used as one example of Merkley’s use of sofas/the domestic space in general.)

De Verleiding
By Solea
(fruity surrealism…. the object is charged with weirdness by being placed in the foreground. The presence of a woman behind it insinuates most prominently the biblical narrative of the garden of Eden)

So – put all these inspirations into a pot, mix ‘em together and what do you get?
‘Self portrait with Lichtenstein and a thorned basket of fruit’


Posted in Inspirations - References to other artists on August 28th, 2007 | 5 Comments |

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Comments for ““Pop art, peaches and pertness””

    1. Lutz
      2:02 pm on August 29th, 2007

      wonderful work – and a great effort to melt the several inspirations into one. Congrats on the result – simply awesome!!

    2. Miss Aniela
      12:33 pm on September 22nd, 2007

      thank you!

    3. Doug
      1:46 pm on September 25th, 2007

      You have such a lovely style that burst forth from Flickr when I indulged in my usual daydreaming ramblings there. I picked up on the Merkeley??? reference from this image. You both share the ability to portray feminine power. Thank you for today’s daydreams!

    4. Bat
      11:33 am on October 1st, 2007

      thanks for the inspiration, from this post I delved back into my past and thought of who has been inspiring for me over the years. It’s interesting to piece together where things have come from… and wonder where the inspiration for the my next movment in the medium will come from

    5. CSS Envy | asker
      3:37 pm on March 10th, 2009

      amazing stuff thanx :)

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