Vik Muniz, Quathlamba: carefully read the passage below. If there are words that you do not understand, look them up in the dictionary. (Read! Look! Learn).This photograph is actually a picture of a picture! The photographer Vik Muniz Vik Muniz (born 1961) is a Brazilian artist who experiments with media. Work
Vik Muniz made two detailed replicas of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa: one out of jelly and the other out of peanut butter. created this photograph. Vik Muniz was born in 1961 and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He studied advertising in college before moving to New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. in 1983. There, Vik began to make sculptures to photograph and he would often place photographs in the composition. He liked to use a picture to create a new picture. He is often inspired by other works of art and recreates them using unique materials like string, sugar, and even chocolate!
This picture shows a man painting horizontal and diagonal lines on a large canvas. The man is the artist Frank Stella Noun 1. Frank Stella - United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)
Frank Philip Stella, Stella , painting his image entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: Quathlamba. During the 1960s, Frank Stella made many abstract works using lines and colored metallic paints Metallic paint, also called polychromatic or "metal flake" paint, is used on the majority of new automobiles sold. Metallic paint can reveal the contours of bodywork more than non-metallic, or "solid" paint, and appears brighter in dull conditions. . The image he is painting in this photograph looks like triangular mountain shapes. Quathlamba is actually the name of a mountain range in South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. .
Vik Muniz was very interested in Frank Stella's paintings. Using chocolate syrup syrup /syr·up/ (sir´up) a concentrated solution of a sugar, such as sucrose, in water or other aqueous liquid, sometimes with a medicinal agent added; usually used as a flavored vehicle for drugs. , Vik recreated a photograph of Frank painting! First he found an old photograph of Frank Stella painting. Then he drew the photograph with chocolate syrup. When the drawing was complete, he took a photograph of it. Because the drawing was made in chocolate, it did not last long. The only evidence of the chocolate drawing is the photograph of it.
1. How did Vik Muniz begin creating pictures of pictures?
2. How did Vik Muniz create this photograph of Frank Stella painting?
3. Why did Frank Stella title his painting Quathlamba?
4. Why do you think Vik Muniz used chocolate to draw this image?
The painter Frank Stella named his painting, depicted in Vik Muniz's photograph, Quathlamba. Quathlamba is a mountain range in South Africa, also known as Drakensberg. Find out the exact location, size, height, and weather of the range. Based on your findings, create your own work of art inspired by the mountain range.
Create Your Own Art from Art!
Artists are often inspired by other artwork. Choose an artwork you admire. You can look in art books or on the Internet. Research the artist and the artwork and create a short report. Based on your research, how do you think you could remake re·make
tr.v. re·made , re·mak·ing, re·makes
To make again or anew.
1. The act of remaking.
2. Something in remade form, especially a new version of an earlier movie or song. the artwork? Does the artwork inspire you to create a short story, play, sculpture or anything else?