“The 3 Fates of Mona”
The Mona Lisa, properly called La Giaconda, by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most important paintings in the history of art.
It is also probably the most parodied painting in the history of art.
To the art world, the most devastating parody was L.H.O.O.Q. by Marcel Duchamp.
(L.H.O.O.Q. and it’s info are located below, after the “3 Fates of Mona” paintings)
These horror inspired versions by Orlando Arocena are pretty great in their own right, and very seasonally appropriate. Arocena has repainted the famous merchant’s wife in the guise of three different horror villains. The title 3 Fates of Mona cheekily suggests that there is a killer in all of us, or really, three killers in all of us.
*Hellraiser’s The Chatterer
*Title: L.H.O.O.Q.- –Year: 1919- -Artist: Marcel Duchamp-
– L.H.O.O.Q. (French pronunciation: [el aʃ o o ky]) is a work of art by Marcel Duchamp. First conceived in 1919, the work is one of what Duchamp referred to as readymades, or more specifically an assisted ready-made. The readymade involves taking mundane, often utilitarian objects not generally considered to be art and transforming them, by adding to them, changing them, or (as in the case of his most famous work Fountain) simply renaming them and placing them in a gallery setting. In L.H.O.O.Q. the objet trouvé (“found object”) is a cheap postcard reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa onto which Duchamp drew a moustache and beard in pencil and appended the title. Although many say it was pioneered by him, in 1883 Eugène Bataille created a Mona Lisa smoking a pipe, titled Le rire.
*Title: La rire- –Year: 1883- -Artist: Eugène Bataille-
– The creation of L.H.O.O.Q. profoundly transformed the perception of La Joconde (what the French call the painting, in contrast with the Americans and Germans, who call it the Mona Lisa). In 1919 the cult of Jocondisme was practically a secular religion of the French bourgeoisie and an important part of their self image as patrons of the arts. They regarded the painting with reverence, and Duchamp’s salacious comment and defacement was a major stroke ofepater le bourgeois (“freaking out” or substantially offending the bourgeois). ———-
|A margin note was discoveredin a book at Heidelberg University,dating to 1503, states that Leonardo da Vinciwas actually working on a portrait ofLisa del Giocondo.
The “Mona Lisa“
For more information click Mona Lisa
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