Friday, March 31, 2006
10 Greek Gods-a-Leaping
This image is one of those revelation moments where an artist finds out that practically every guesture, every idea has been done before, and will be done after him. On the left, a Kenneth Cole ad clipping (attractive man). On the right, an illustration from a children's Greek Mythology book (unattractive Cyclops). Take away the sheep and what do you have? A good premise for cargo shorts. But most importantly, by placing these two images side by side (and I can say this in a completely art-historically educated way) it can look like they're suggestively poised...to play leapfrog, of course. These are the small things that keep a collage artist's wits intact and amused for hours. That and the glue fumes.