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February 22, 2007 10:43 PM   Subscribe

Cartoon and classic painting mash-ups. The beginners' entries.
posted by nickyskye (24 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Technically this is "Chopping" which stems from "Photochops". The phrase "Mashup" usually refers to music or video remixes. Sorry to be anal, but having done mashups in the past as well as my share of chops it just sorta bugs me a little.
posted by GavinR at 10:55 PM on February 22, 2007


Thanks for the clarification GavinR. I know that mashup means web application hybrid but I liked the poetry of the word for the visual fun of this photochopping.
posted by nickyskye at 11:03 PM on February 22, 2007


Here is an extremely basic Akbar chop I did a while back. I think sometimes simple can be very effective.
posted by GavinR at 11:11 PM on February 22, 2007


Nice. This one is probably my favorite so far.
posted by kosher_jenny at 12:04 AM on February 23, 2007


I've seen a thousand's worth of "Worth 1000" threads. This is among the best.

I'm tempted to print them off in 8 1/2 X 11 and make an "el cheapo" gallery for my hallway.
posted by sourwookie at 12:10 AM on February 23, 2007


Hee hee! This is big fun! I like messing 'round with Photoshop myself, and I'd really like to try my hand at this. Unfortunately, I just ain't got the time. Thanks for the post!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:37 AM on February 23, 2007


Oh, and as for GavinR's comment, I'd say "mashup" (that's a word, by the way, not a phrase) is probably a new enough word to get its definition, um, expanded. Well, anyway, that's what happens with words, right? New or not, they tend to get transformed organically through popular usage in novel and unexpected ways. I think it's one of the most fascinating things about language.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:43 AM on February 23, 2007


If you say "'Chop" one more fucking time I'll enhance you using Adobe™ Photoshop™ software.
posted by basicchannel at 12:59 AM on February 23, 2007


Work for Adobe, do you there, basicchannel?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:40 AM on February 23, 2007


Yeah 'chop' really doesn't do the job, and mashup describes what's being done very well

My favourites:
jessica at the folies bergere

bugs's world

Winslow Homer


These ones just seem to work
posted by Flashman at 2:46 AM on February 23, 2007


This one got me. A lesser person might have 'shopped Napoleon. A greater one 'shopped the horse.

use chopped or mashedup or enhanced using Adobe™ Photoshop™ where I have used 'shopped according to your taste
posted by imperium at 3:52 AM on February 23, 2007


Brilliant. The one with the highest awesomeness-to-effort ratio was the Bugs Bunny Mondrian.
posted by matthewr at 4:18 AM on February 23, 2007


Great link! And I agree with flapjax on the term "mashup" It's gonna become a generic reference for combined anything, like it or not. *plink plink*
posted by yoga at 4:37 AM on February 23, 2007


I liked Yosemite Sam in the firing squad muchly.
posted by Abiezer at 4:45 AM on February 23, 2007


I'm a sucker for the Worth 1000. Thanks for the refresher.

My favorite might be the Homer Simpson Winslow Homer, or maybe the Sylvester Rembrandt, because you have to look pretty hard to see Sylvester.
posted by Miko at 5:37 AM on February 23, 2007


Hmm.. Mental Orgasm.
posted by mr_book at 5:38 AM on February 23, 2007


Other thought: these images are thought-provoking, because they dramatically illustrate the conventions of cartoon art vs. fine art. It's quite interesting to see humans rendered with great complexity, mystery, and subtlety next to creatures whose aspects are glaring, flat, up-front, and highly exaggerated. It has actually enhanced my appreciation for both forms.

Tweety in the Mondrian -- man, would Warhol have dug that.
posted by Miko at 5:42 AM on February 23, 2007


humans rendered with great complexity, mystery, and subtlety next to creatures whose aspects are glaring, flat, up-front, and highly exaggerated.

This struck me as well, and I thought it odd and pleasantly surprising how well they actually juxtapose. A very curious marriage that certainly shouldn't work, but somehow does.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:39 AM on February 23, 2007


Fun post, nickyskye! I can't pick a favorite; they're all great.
posted by amyms at 7:19 AM on February 23, 2007


I've seen a thousand's worth of "Worth 1000" threads. This is among the best.

Agreed.

This one is my favorite because the Fantasia broom not only fits the scene wonderfully, it looks like it was actually painted in. I like this one too (despite the bazillions of times Nighthawks has been satirized, but they missed a golden opportunity. That should be Eeyore in there.

This is my least favorite because it doesn't make any sense for Scooby to be there. (Until you read the masher/cropper/chopper's comment: "I have no idea why the artist painted the knight on knees look like "Shaggy" maybe "Scooby" was missing there :P"
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 8:03 AM on February 23, 2007


I like this one too (despite the bazillions of times Nighthawks has been satirized, but they missed a golden opportunity. That should be Eeyore in there.

Ohhh I missed seeing that the first time I glanced through the entries... I have "Nighthawks" as my screen saver... I think I'll try to set it up so that it alternates between the real one and the Worth1000 one. :)
posted by amyms at 8:12 AM on February 23, 2007


and by "screen saver" I mean "desktop"... sheesh
posted by amyms at 8:14 AM on February 23, 2007


Ha-ha, it is to laugh. Great stuff, thanks!

When cartoons satirize great art: "She's not naked, Jake, she's French."
posted by cenoxo at 9:54 AM on February 23, 2007


oh YAYY, tickled pink you all liked those, I do too. ..."she's French." Oooh, quiet zinger that's food for thought.

"It's quite interesting to see humans rendered with great complexity, mystery, and subtlety next to creatures whose aspects are glaring, flat, up-front, and highly exaggerated. It has actually enhanced my appreciation for both forms."

So nicely said Miko. I agree with you.
posted by nickyskye at 4:30 PM on February 23, 2007


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