Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spoofing Man Ray

(good link above)
Le violin de Ingres
I came upon the parody of Man Ray's famous photograph when doing what I spend way too much time at - searching for art images on the web. I'll get back to that in a moment.

There are a lot of parodies of famous works of art, as I'm sure you know or guessed. Some are homegrown photoshop creations, others more polished.

In any event, I'm not sure where I got this Man Ray spoof but I thought it was a fun departure from some of the usual masterpieces that are chosen:  Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Munch.

Man Ray himself could've gotten a brief chuckle out of it.

Getting back to image searches. You should see some of the stuff I dig up! If I were to post it, it would have to be on an "adult content" blog and then what would become of me!? I mean, they banned Cranach's Venus from the London underground, for cryin' out loud! Sometimes I think I'm on an alien planet.


  1. You know... I think this spoof proves a point about the proper proportions of women (and men). What kind of musical tone are you likely to get out of an instrument as skinny as that in the spoof photo?

  2. This is both lovely and funny, and you know me, I'm totally good with that!


  3. We ARE on an alien planet, being creatures of spirit who are wrapped in meat to live here!

    Aloha, Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

  4. Interesting spoof. Barbie seems perfect to me as a being part of it. :)

    Alien planet? You got that right!

  5. I also love that the title of the Man Ray work is a pun. It means to do somethig amost as well as the thing you're famous for. Ingres was a great violinist but known as an artist

  6. Steve: hi! :-) This parody shows well how ridiculous Barbie's proportions are. I looked at both models for a long time.

    I always feel badly for Barbie. She's the Marilyn Monroe of the doll world.

  7. poor barbie...in reality, she would have a spine,right? the original is just gorgeous because of the woman...she is stunning...

    loved steve's comment...although i'm skinny and so i guess i won't make good music either :(

    well actually :P



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