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Tidying Up Art

Tidying Up Art

by Ursus Wehrli
     
 
Who says great masterpieces can't be improved upon? In his hilarioyus reconfigurations of important paintings, comedian Ursus Wehrli deconstructs the works of famous artists and reconstructs them to fit his own slightly more orderly view of the world.

Art is messy, and it's about time someone did something about it. Sort those shapes, arrange those colors and

Overview

Who says great masterpieces can't be improved upon? In his hilarioyus reconfigurations of important paintings, comedian Ursus Wehrli deconstructs the works of famous artists and reconstructs them to fit his own slightly more orderly view of the world.

Art is messy, and it's about time someone did something about it. Sort those shapes, arrange those colors and for goodness' sake, can't Van Gogh straighten up his bedroom? Neatniks and art lovers alike will delight in the whimsical playfulness of this book. Whether he's rearranging Magritte's apples, chromatically stacking Klee's vibrant squares, or depopulating Breugel's busy village, Wehrli's tongue-in-cheek editing of classic artworks is the next best thing to painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
This is all good, very clean fun, and gives adults and children a fresh look at some very familiar works of art. — Christopher Benfey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791330037
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.86(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.36(d)

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