Restaging the Masters
Essential Question: What conceptual shift occurs when reproducing an artwork?
Recreate the pictorial elements of an existing artwork using a variety of like objects. Choose a famous work of art that you think you could restage from objects you gather from home. The objective is to transform the original into a derivative version of your own design by using alternative elements while keeping with the overall structure and character of the piece. The outcome will inevitably be a commentary on the original.
Restaging: The Concept
Artists often examine, appropriate and criticize other artists by directly referencing their images. Here are examples of commentaries on famous works of art: