Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Double Mona Lisa (Peanut Butter and Jelly) 1999
I picked Vik Muniz's Double Mona Lisa (Peanut Butter and Jelly) 1999 at first because I found it to be really funny, however the more I looked at the piece the more impressed I became. This quote, “Here’s the art history quiz for the day: What connects Leonardo da Vinci to Bosco chocolate syrup? Answer: Vik Muniz, an artist who specializes in unlikely means of not quite fooling the eye and calls the results ”photographic delusions", denotes Muniz's flaire for edible images. The question then becomes, are they fine are?... The level of detail and photo-real quality make it fine are to me for sure.