Although this assignment was developed while we were all in quarantine, it still
Although this assignment was developed while we were all in quarantine, it still continues to be beneficial to students, and a ton of fun!
Your job is to recreate a work of art by taking a picture of objects or people in your home or your environment. Here is an example of a reinterpretation of Las Meninas. As you can see, the student places himself in the role of the artist (holding a palette and standing in front of a canvas). His family members play other characters from Las Meninas. The student thought about composition and lighting. Note in particular the man standing in the dark doorway, which is lit from behind, making a superb substitution for Nieto in Las Meninas!
As a reminder, here is the original Las Meninas:
As you can see, your reinterpretation does not need to be exact, but it should the following:
show effort and creativity
display at least three clear aspects that make it stand out as a copy of the work of art you choose to mimic
consider lighting and composition
not contain any nudity
Please submit the following in a single document:
an image of the original artwork that inspired you
an image of your creation/interpretation
a paragraph explaining:
the three aspects of the original artwork that are repeated in your work
how you responded to both the lighting and composition of the original