100 Days of Art History Jinjins
January 31, 2020 6:14 PM   Subscribe

Artist and Designer Jinjin Sun: "I'm slowly working my way through a personal project to do 100 master studies, faceswapping myself into each one as I go. This started as a 100 Day Project back in 2018 and quickly turned into a longer-term project that helps me express myself, explore my identity in relation to Western art history, and skill up in drawing."
posted by rebent (10 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
oh, she also has a few timelapse videos of drawing these (youtube playlist)
posted by rebent at 6:22 PM on January 31

The ones where she is both the Madonna and the Child are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
posted by eirias at 7:21 PM on January 31

Reminds me of someone....
posted by growabrain at 12:00 AM on February 1

This is delightful. I love that even the animals are included.
posted by taz at 7:47 AM on February 1 [1 favorite]

Yesssssss! Jinjin's work is so great, I have enjoyed every single one of these, and as someone who's still mostly shying away from representative painting I am really really admiring her willingness and ability to tackle style after style in this project.

I hang out in a slack visual art channel with her and get to chat about art stuff now and then and it's been really fun to see this series come along over time. She said she started looking to stained glass stuff in a way that led to her Donna of Mercy painting last year partly because of my chattering about my newfound enthusiasm for stained glass, and then after she posted that rebent messaged me on another channel to be like "hey you should check out this cool stained glass painting". Which was a good enough little loop that I turned around and said I'd make a stained glass ouroboros to celebrate.
posted by cortex at 8:11 AM on February 1 [5 favorites]

I love this!
posted by supermedusa at 9:09 AM on February 1

I love the time and globe-spanning diversity of art she has chosen. She made herself the Venus of Willendorf!😂
posted by supermedusa at 9:12 AM on February 1 [1 favorite]

I love self insertion! See also Yasumasa Morimura.
posted by panhopticon at 9:32 AM on February 1

I love this so much it almost feels like it's driving me crazy. You don't realize how thirsty for representation you are until you see it.
posted by Rora at 10:44 AM on February 1 [3 favorites]

Just found out about this art project from the mefi podcast, love it! The concept's fab, I relate to the motivations, and I love the range of styles she uses for the paintings, from supes detailed meticulous renditions for some and a whimsically looser hand for others. So many favorites amongst these master studies - I'm currently partial to the Botticelli Madonna of the Magnificat ("aka me-Donna w bb Jin-sus and some angels") and Rembrandt's Pallas Athena.

Also her version of Maes' The Account Keeper is basically me writing my mefi comments tbh
posted by rather be jorting at 8:47 PM on February 8

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