Friday, March 28, 2014

Sculpture and Michelangelo's David

So much contemporary art is appropriation, i.e. theft.
Is nothing sacred? Or original?

At least these versions of Michelangelo's David makes you see the original art in a new light.

Does the concept, altering one of the world's most famous sculptures to reflect increasing obesity, count as art? Or it simply clever advertising for Deutscher Olympische, McDonalds, etc?

Your thoughts?

1 comment:

Deb said...

The glory and the power of this social comment comes straight from David's sacred portrayal of the shear beauty of the human body. Not 'Art' in my book,
just artful advertising.
I'm afraid, Patrick, that one man's holy cow is just another man's Big Mac ;)