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Joshua Hunt

Milwaukee, WI

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Master Copies (2013)

In this body of work titled “Master Copies” I selected significant works of art and commonly referred to subjects in painting and sculpture to create appropriated digital interpreations. I use the term “Master Copies” loosely and not in its most common application of copying famed artwork to gain deeper technical understanding and skill. The appropriated images are vastly different in appearance from their originating historical reference but I attempt to allude to the spirit of the works by using inferred context regarding a works title or subjects.

 

My master copy of the artwork attributed as the beginning of modern painting, Manet’s “Luncheon on the Grass” does not resemble Manet’s composition but rather contains a play on images and words inferring to the original title. Though there is a discrepancy in appearance, I believe there is a similarity in each works’ overall intent, which I believe, challenges the roles of painting. These works take the idea of master copying not as a way to understand technical approaches but rather to address the conceptual demands of famed subjects and artworks. In addition, it challenges the viewer to use imagination and preconnotations of the subjects as means of visual conceptualization and layered interpretation. Enjoy!

Mona Lisa Master Copies (da Vinci, 1506), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Mona Lisa Master Copies (da Vinci, 1506), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Condensed Soup, (Warhol, 1962), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Condensed Soup, (Warhol, 1962), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Behind the Son (Magritte, 1964), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Behind the Son (Magritte, 1964), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Luncheon on the Grass (Manet, 1862-1963), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Luncheon on the Grass (Manet, 1862-1963), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Still Life with Apples and Oranges (Cezanne 1895-1900), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Still Life with Apples and Oranges (Cezanne 1895-1900), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Virgin on the Rocks (da Vinci, 1486), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Virgin on the Rocks (da Vinci, 1486), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
The Treachery of Images (Magritte, 1928-1929), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
The Treachery of Images (Magritte, 1928-1929), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Landscape Painting, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Landscape Painting, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Self Portrait,  Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Self Portrait, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Woman #1, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Woman #1, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt