One Step Beyond

Apologies that it’s been a while since my last post (family events and holiday)

I love it when an artist takes inspiration from someone else’s work and moves it ‘one step beyond’… Re-interpreting work by previous artists is nothing new. Centuries ago, artists learned their craft by re-working paintings by their predecessors. Picasso famously copied works by many artists, creating 44 studies of Velasquez’ Las Meninas alone, in his unique style.                                                                                                                                                 Here’s something interesting which came into my inbox from Alex in Spain – his painted re-interpretation of my collaged re-interpretation of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers(!) I love it!

Alex wrote Your works are very beautiful, I feel them like I feel special poetry                       Thank you so much!


Da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa has been re-worked many times by artists including Marcel Duchamp who gave her a beard. Hundreds of these images including two of mine have now been compiled in a fascinating book by Eric Maell – Mona Lisa Reimagined  published by Goff books


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3 Responses to One Step Beyond

  1. Jane, I can’t see the image. But kudos on being included in the book!

  2. janeperkins says:

    Hopefully you can see the image now?

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