Here’s your chance to play art museum curator! Inspired by the MIA’s Art ReMix program, we invite you to create your own ReMixes between contemporary (after 1960) and historic (before 1960) works in the MIA’s collection. Art ReMix* is an exciting exhibition project that juxtaposes contemporary artworks amid the MIA's permanent collection.
Here's how to ReMix YourSelf!
We provide a new contemporary work of art each week, and you ReMix it with an historic one, explain your ReMix, and then share it with the world, comment and rate other people's ReMixes, and more! There will be a new ReMix YourSelf every Monday through July 26, 2010, so check back often!
Here are 6 easy steps to ReMix YourSelf:
For those who want more detailed instructions and info on fabulous prizes you could win, follow this link: http://www.artsconnected.org/resource/117060/remix-yourself (Instructions will open in a new window. You may find it easiest to print them out to refer to while ReMixing YourSelf.)
Click here to see all the ReMix YourSelf challenges and submissions so far (opens in a new window). After submitting your own ReMix YourSelf set(s), allow 1-3 days for publication to the site.
*Information about the Art ReMix exhibition project in the MIA permanent collection galleries can be found here: http://www2.artsmia.org/blogs/art-remix/ (opens in a new window).
Artist: John Frederick Peto
Date: after 1900
Medium: Paintings, Painting
Size: 30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm) (canvas)42 x 32 in. (106.68 x 81.28 cm) (outer frame)
Institution: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Accession #: 44.25
Both images are painted of "real" people from photographs. Both focus on detail but accomplish that in different ways. Both paintings give clues or imagery that reflect the time frame of the painting or portrait. Contrast - one is a very famous individual; the other is not likely recognizable to most viewers. Size contrast of paintings is significant.