Derby #157: Reinterpreting Famous Art Titles

Don Quixote

 Off topic, reinterpreting artwork, not title

Rejected because: Off topic, reinterpreting artwork, not title

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joshuajmasters


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It is bright and reminiscent of the Shaving Basin our hero wears upon his head; the Dark Knight of La Mancha looks into the sky and sees the signal that signifies trouble. “I shall tilt with these windmill giants and thwart this Woman of the Cats,” he says in a rasped voice, “for I come into a world of iron to make a world of gold.”

Artist Note: This parody brings together two knights of justice from different worlds into one amalgamated universe. Based on Picasso’s Don Quixote, this is an original drawing and not a modified scan of the painting. PS. That’s armor he’s wearing… not a cardigan.

AdderXYU


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This isn't the "parody famous art" derby. This is hardly a reinterpretation of the title, since it's drawn in the same style as the original, and the reinterpretation of the image (ie: using a bat signal) makes no sense in the light of that title. Off topic.

jbb04


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I love this! And like most good ideas I wish I'd thought of it first. I do wish the signal looked a bit more like Don Quixote and less like Batman.

joshuajmasters


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jbb04 wrote:I love this! And like most good ideas I wish I'd thought of it first. I do wish the signal looked a bit more like Don Quixote and less like Batman.


Thanks for your kind words, jbb04. I struggled a great deal with the symbol and tried many different designs... none of which seemed to work. I was really working to get a windmill signal, but it didn't really work. In the end, I tried to make the bat signal look like the edge of the shaving basin Don Quixote wears. In any case, I appreciate your support and like your work.

joshuajmasters


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AdderXYU wrote:This isn't the "parody famous art" derby. This is hardly a reinterpretation of the title, since it's drawn in the same style as the original, and the reinterpretation of the image (ie: using a bat signal) makes no sense in the light of that title. Off topic.


I think adding elements of modern pop culture into a classical work is on topic, since the title is "Don Quixote" and the work represents a modern interpretation of a archtype character in a classic style. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it.

KromeHWI


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i tried to avoid using the bat symbol in my design, not that it wouldnt have been appropriate because i originally wanted to include it (both on the costume and with the spotlight), but because i wondered if it wouldnt push too close to the copywrite laws... i seem to remember something about a previous entry being rejected due to the wonder woman stripes being too blatant even for parody...

fun design though, i hope it doesnt get the stamp!

Darquis


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joshuajmasters wrote:I think adding elements of modern pop culture into a classical work is on topic, since the title is "Don Quixote" and the work represents a modern interpretation of a archtype character in a classic style. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it.


Yes, but how does this represent Don Quixote reinterpreted? Not the original piece, but the title?

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