By Cory Doctorow at 9:00 pm Sat, Feb 4, 2012
Tor.com's Irene Gallo gathers together an absolutely fantastic gallery of science fiction artwork that quotes famous works of fine art. I'm all over John Mattos's Mos Eisley reimagined as Picasso's Three Musicians.
Art History Through Sci Fi-Colored Glasses
what a misleading header: most of the artworks aren’t specifically scifi.. I was dissapointed after the first four and tuned off when I saw teddybear-napoleon…
Header should have been : “Artists in populair culture look back at the great masters” or somesuch… And that isn’t special at all…
Whistler’s mother with… Gonzo!!!! Absolutely sublime.
Bet you didn’t see that one coming. Are there any with The Dude?
If you’re going to object that it’s not sci fi, Hoka isn’t the one to turn off on:
Well if it doesn’t have to be sci-fi, or special, then here’s one I recently did :D
Ah, blatant self promotion, nice!!
Well done too ;)
What Patrick Kanne said.
Plus, those that are scifi images are basically based on art pieces that are already “science fiction” if not science fiction. Nude Descending a Staircase, No 2 is about automation and the mechanization of the human form already. Making it C3P0 is kind of, well, duh.
Interesting that the Picasso one is nearly the same, with the exception of 3PO’s head. I love the N.C.Wyeth one as well.
Johannes Vermeer’s Lacemaker. My favorite :)
Great but I’m suprised tehre was no Magritte…Ces ne sont pas les droids que vous recherchez(my french might be a little off)
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