August 19, 2008

The Many Incarnations of the Mona Lisa - From Dali to Banksy

Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is arguably the world's most famous and renowned work of art and as such, it has been celebrated - as well as ridiculed - by just about everyone including world famous artists such as Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, Fernando Botero, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy and others.

A reader who signed in as "Anonymous" left the links for the three awesome Banksy images in a comment. Also, the clever and fun version of the Mona Lisa painted with peanut butter and jelly by Vik Muniz was a contribution from another (the same?) Anonymous. Thank you so much anonymous contributors!

Check out the various genial, fun and sometimes downright hilarious renditions of the world famous Gioconda.



Moona Lisa, Nick Walker



Fernando Botero, Mona Lisa, 1963



Salvador Dali, Self Portrait as Mona Lisa about 1964


Andy Warhol, Four Mona Lisas, 1963


Mao Lisa, Leonardo Bezzola, 1976


George and Mona in the Baths of Coloma Robert Arneson, 1976


Figure 7 Jasper Johns, 1968


Thirty Are Better Than One Andy Warhol, 1963


David Teixidor Buenaventura, Gioconda, 2001


Kazimir Malevich, Composition with Mona Lisa, 1914


Erro, American Project, 1958


Yasumasa Morimura Mona Lisa in the Third Place, 1998


Rene Magritte, La Gioconda, 1960


Daniel Spoerri, Use of Rembrandt as Ironing Board (Marcel Duchamp),1964


Andy Warhol, Mona Lisa, 1963


Fernando Botero, Mona Lisa, Age Twelve, 1959


Alfred Gescheidt, Mamary Lisa, 1972


Fernand Leger, Mona Lisa with Keys, 1930


Pneumonia Lisa Robert Rauschenberg, 1982


William T. Wiley, Mona Lisa Wiped Out, 1967


Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q., readymade, 1919


Robert Rauschenberg, Mona Lisa, 1982


Jean Michel Basquiat, Mona Lisa, n/a


Sophie Matisse, Mona Lisa, 1997


Miran Fukuda, Resting Model, 1999


Andy Warhol, Mona Lisa (Two Times), 1980


Keith Haring, Apocalipse 7, 1988


Banksy


Mona Lisa Mujaheddin by Banksy


Peanut Butter and Jelly Mona Lisa by Vik Muniz

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We are happy to announce that "The Many Incarnations of the Mona Lisa" post was published by British newspaper Telegraph.UK. here. Thanks a lot to the "Anonymous" contributors.

33 comments:

  1. Falta los de Banksy:

    Mujahadeen Mona Lisa:
    http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~fortean3/images/things/things1.jpg

    Otro:
    http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2006/10/banksymon_243x512.jpg

    Culo Mona Lisa:
    http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m3/apr2008/8/8/5BF7358D-A923-437F-04EB6B621C8BDD47.jpg

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  2. Anonymous thank you for these absolutely awesome images! I will post them immediately if not sooner.

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  3. Vik Muniz's Double Mona Lisa "painted" with peanut butter and jelly should be here...

    http://pinchukfund.org/storage/se-news/210/mid_double_monalisa.jpg

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  4. I'm having a hard time putting 2+2 together with the layout-- is there any adjustment on my end that I should be doing?

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  5. Great post! I've been remixing old masters paintings in my own style, and started with the mona lisa... (Mona Lisa after Leonardo da Vinci) It's great to see other examples.

    Makes me curious what other remixes have of the pieces i've done. I've seen quite a few 'American Gothic' incarnations, and would love to see a similar thread on that subject if you're up for it.

    cheers
    even

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  6. Mordicai I'm using IE. Try Firefox and see what you get. I know IE can be a pain in the ass sometimes. Best.

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  7. Even I visited your blog and I loved it! And American Gothic sounds like a great idea! I have seen some really formidable versions out there and it is worth looking into. Thanks!

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  8. Anonymous thanks for Vik Muniz peanut butter and jelly version. I loved it and have posted it to the gallery. Thanks a lot.

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  9. Glad you liked it. I've only recently started creating them and haven't really shared it with many people yet, so I appreciate the feedback.

    If you do end up doing the american gothic incarnations I'd be honoured to see my version included.

    even

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  10. Not forgetting Snide Chavinci:
    http://www.clickforart.com/frameitandsizeit.asp?artid=327

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  11. Even you can count on it. Thank you.

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  12. Dan I got a kick out of that Mona Lisa! Thank you.

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  13. Fantastic post L. This even made it on TH. As always, you are brilliant in finding the weird and amazing.

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  14. Thank you for your compliments A. And yes, I noticed some traffic coming from TH. I must thank Pearl.

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  15. Hei, tell me your mail and i'll send you a assemblage i've made with many giocondas in a same image. please remind me the subject of this message.
    lucianomontanha@gmail.com

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  16. Many, many more at megamonalisa.com

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  17. you have attributed the top image'Moona Lisa' painting to Banksy when in fact it was painted by Nick Walker.

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    1. Anonymous thanks a million. It took me a while as I stopped reading and regulating the many comments for a while but I have corrected the error. You probably will never read this but thank you.

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  18. This one is funny... La McMona http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlosbarberenadelarocha/4096971005/in/set-72157608595240489

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