Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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12 of 12, April 2015

I’ve had the idea for this month’s 12 of 12 for a while now, but wasn’t sure if I’d have time to pull it off. Even going for the rough-and-ready approach I’ve taken these still took a bit longer to do than I could really afford, but I had some fun doing them.

So, I present my 12 of 12 tribute to some of the classics of the art world. It is best to call them “interpretations”; it would take considerably more effort — plus an assistant since it was really hard to do this on my own — to get better matched resemblances.

The titles link to the copies of the original works, as housed elsewhere on the web.


Detail of The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo)


The Scream (Edvard Munch)b02TheScream

Nude [Legs] Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (Marcel Duchamp)b03NudeDescendingStaircase

The Milkmaid (Johannes Vermeer) b04TheMilkmaid

Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci) b05MonaLisa

First Class Marksman (Ned Kelly Series) (Sidney Nolan) b06KellyNolan

The Monarch of the Glen (Sir Edwin Landseer)
(described by Bill Oddie, in an episode of The Goodies, as a cow with twigs stuck to its head)b07MonarchOfTheGlen

American Gothic (Grant Wood)
(okay, so I don’t have a pitchfork)b08AmericanGothic

La Trahison des Images (René Magritte) b09ThisIsNotAPipe

Drawing Hands (Maurits Cornelis Escher) b10DrawingHands

The Thinker (Le Penseur) (Auguste Rodin)  b11TheThinker

The Pioneer [third panel] (Frederick McCubbin) b12ThePioneerThirdPanel

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