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The Museum of Depressionist Art:
April 23, 2001 8:43 PM   Subscribe

The Museum of Depressionist Art: a very funny collection of art parodies, all done with a 'depressionist' theme. ok, i suppose it's not that funny, but fellow art history buffs(?) might enjoy.
posted by paulrockNJ (7 comments total)

 
A very funny site. Great link!!
posted by lagado at 10:51 PM on April 23, 2001


I kinda wish they actually were art parodies. As it is (fair warning), it's just regular Renaissance (mostly) art recontextualized through funny captions. A hoot, yes.
posted by dhartung at 12:34 AM on April 24, 2001


The commentary as wonderful as the paintings.
posted by Postroad at 2:09 AM on April 24, 2001


Aargh, all your bass are belong to us.

Neat though, I was impressed how many even a philistine like me recognized...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 10:24 AM on April 24, 2001


I found at least one "painting" that was touched up: Moanet's Under the Waterlilies.
posted by dhartung at 12:25 PM on April 24, 2001


Most of the older items in the collection (the ones without thumbnails) have been retouched for comic effect - and quite well, too. I particularly like the Nightmare of the Retired School Crossing Guard.

Don't miss the rest of the site, with the museum's companion section, the Gallery of the Unidentifiable. The Dear Aunt Nettie portion of the site is a hoot, too.
posted by Aaaugh! at 2:30 PM on April 24, 2001


Drat. Make that Dear Aunt Nettie.
posted by Aaaugh! at 2:53 PM on April 24, 2001


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