Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday History

The term "Art History" can take on a boring overtone if you're not careful, so I'd like to begin the school season by suggesting an artist who has fun with it.

This piece is inspired by the work of Surrealism Painter Rene Magritte. What is the purpose of such a work? Perhaps it's a clever editorial or satirical response to the work of the master Surrealist, but one thing is evident when you look at the work of Ron English, he is clearly influenced by the work of the past. You may not find all of his work socially acceptable or "family friendly," but at least it is thought provoking (to say the least). Take some time to browse through his galleries and find other artists whose masterpieces have led to one of his works of art.  
Happy Monday and welcome back!


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