Ed Wheeler : Santa self-portraits

Posted on December 24, 2013 by

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s1(sus: René Magritte
Golconda – 1953)

 

Ed Wheeler s-a costumat în Moș Crăciun și s-a inserat în picturi celebre. Este fotograf de peste 35 de ani dar lucrează și la proiecte personale, spune el – pentru a se păstra în toate mințile; proiectul cu Santa self-portraits durează de vreo 20 de ani. La început se îmbrăca în Moș Crăciun și se fotografia angajat în activități mai ciudate pentru personajul în roșu: bowling, graffiti, condusul unei mașini sport, Santa gets a tatoo, etc. De atunci a adunat peste 200 de tablouri în care speră să-l ”impună” pe Santa, dintre care a realizat deja vreo 40.

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Wheeler has researched hundreds of paintings and finds that certain compositions beckon to him for a “Santa intervention.” Often Santa replaces a main figure in a painting; sometimes he is added to a group composition or may even be the single human presence in a landscape. Wheeler’s intent is to pay homage to the original paintings while offering art lovers an additional reason to smile. Once a painting is selected, Wheeler embarks on a multi-step process to fully integrate Santa into the lighting, brushstrokes and tonal values of a particular painting. The lighting in the studio must match that of the original artwork: this is critical to maintaining the fidelity of the original. Wheeler’s meticulous attention to detail, lighting and relationships between figures lead to another kind of art experience.

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s2(Inspired by:
Claude Monet
The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny – 1899)

 

s3(Inspired by:
Giorgio de Chirico
The Soothsayer’s Recompense – 1913)

 

s4(Inspired by:
Jacques-Louis David
The Death of Socrates – 1787)

 

s5(Inspired by:
Rembrandt van Rijn
The Night Watch – 1642)

 

s6(Inspired by:
Caravaggio
Supper at Emmaus – 1601)

 

s7(Inspired by:
Édouard Manet
Le déjeuner sur l’herbe – 1862-63)

 

s8(Inspired by:
Sandro Botticelli
The Birth of Venus – 1486)

 

s9(Inspired by:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The Large Bathers – 1884-87)

 

s10(Inspired by:
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge
A Friend in Need – 1903)

 

s11(Inspired by:
Winslow Homer
The Life Line – 1884)

 

s12(Inspired by:
Jan van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait – 1434)

 

ss(Inspired by:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance – 1890)

 

sss(Inspired by:
Edgar Degas
The Ballet Class – 1880)

 

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