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Derivatives of the Classics Exhibit by Tom Kredo

January 2022 - Derivatives of the Classics Exhibit

January 2022 - Tom Kredo

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January 2022 - Tom Kredo

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January 2022 - Tom Kredo

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About the Image(s)

I went to the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery recently just to shoot some images that I could use in composites later. It is totally legal to shoot the permanent art works, but not the touring works. I created a humorous scene with the monkey from the Miami zoo which posits that the monkey is a modern artist that creates derivative work on classic paintings using a Sharpie. Which, since it has never been made before, could be considered art. Not really technically difficult, but basic composite work.


9 comments posted




Susan Ashford   Susan Ashford
Hi Tom,
I love the composition of the 2 framed works of Art and the way this chap is standing admiring them . The addition of the sharpie Art really makes this image for me, however i understand your reason for including the Monkey , but personally i find it looks obviously placed there. The outline of its face is too rigid.
Without the monkey i think its a brilliant contempory image.   Posted: 01/04/2022 15:55:50
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Susan,
Thanks for the comment. I like the image with and without the monkey. Anyone else have an opinion whether to leave out the monkey. I need to work on blending it in better if I keep it.   Posted: 01/06/2022 13:21:50



Nadia Trevan   Nadia Trevan
Hi Tom
Nice concept. I was initially drawn to the "scribble" on those two pieces of artwork and missed the monkey. Just as a suggestion, to make the monkey stand out more, I would add some contrast on his body or do some dodging and burning so that the monkey matches with the contrast of those images and the man. Also put some light on one side the monkey's face and body to match the light source on the man's jacket.
  Posted: 01/05/2022 03:27:08
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Hi Nadia,
Thanks for the feedback. I do need to make the monkey blend better. What do you think about removing the monkey from the scene?   Posted: 01/06/2022 13:24:30
Nadia Trevan   Nadia Trevan
Hi Tom,
In my opinion, if you remove the monkey then you have to remove the "scribble" on the two paintings, as the concept is about the monkey's contribution to the artwork!   Posted: 01/06/2022 16:22:12
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
I agree. Monkey stays.   Posted: 01/08/2022 13:51:16
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Hi Nadia,
Thanks for the feedback. I do need to make the monkey blend better. What do you think about removing the monkey from the scene?   Posted: 01/06/2022 14:01:17



Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Tom, I think the image would be strong without the monkey as well. If you keep the monkey I would do your best to make the monkey look like it belongs in the image not pasted into the image.   Posted: 01/08/2022 13:36:34



Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
Made me smile.

I love the hands on the hips of the man seeing the scribble. I missed the monkey at first...it makes sense, but the monkey needs blending and definition.

Here is a googled image of a little girl holding a sharpie, perhaps find a monkey and blend him there??

regardless, the imagine part is awesome, keep working on the technical part, easier than the conceptual par   Posted: 01/18/2022 22:34:12
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