shrines, homages, reliquaries

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the first personal shrines were mexican ofrenda’s
they are examples of outsider art

 

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Ofrenda from go make something

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ofrendas by Linda Cain

So it is not really surprising that Frida Kahlo is a major focus of homage in the form of personal shrines

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Frida Kahlo shrine from http://www.etsy.com

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Frida Kahlo shrine by Xavier Castellanos

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Frida Kahlo shrine from Way Wac Wa art

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Frida Kahlo Shrine from go make something

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Picasso Shrine by Bethwyn Mell, 1998 (open with flame lit)

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picasso shrine back

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Picasso shrine front (closed)

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Picasso shrine (detail)
using a “swisspers” box almost as a miniature of picasso’s cannes studio, mimicing one of his paintings as background and utilising photographed imagery of Picasso in the studio as collaged elements

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along these lines, Joe Fig creates miniatures of famous artist’s studios like this one of chuck close. See more of Joe Fig’s homage’s  here

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and this one for Leonardo Drew, also by Joe Fig

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and this one by Joe Fig (again!) truly reaches homage in the form of analytic interpretation. Joe Fig’s work most closely epitomises the requirements of this task. He examines the artist’s life and work and encapsulates it in a shrine like diorama. It forms the inspiration, memory, research and requirements for designing an artist’s space in the form of an individual artwork.

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Sara Midda (illustrator) Shrine by Bethwyn Mell, 1999
in a plastic decorative fruit

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detail of paper hinge

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detail of opening side

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open one side (scene from “in and out of the garden”)

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other side (appropriated imagery from “south of France: a sketchbook”)

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personal shrine for Gustav Klimt by Claire Lee

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Shrine for Gerrit Reitveld by Sigurd Larsen

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detail of diorama homage to Mao Tse Tung (unknown artist)

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personal shrine for Vincent Van Gogh by Dianne Sylvan

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Shrine inspired by Joseph Cornell by Denise McDowell

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Shrine for three cats by Bethwyn Mell in old tin, 1995

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shrines in matchboxes

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all by Bethwyn Mell, 1997 – 2002

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matchbox shrines by go make something

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How to make a matchbox shrine by Diane Staudt

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some other places to see shrines

pinterest & pinterest

flickr & flickr

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altered bits

art e zine

gary reef

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Joseph Cornell’s “boxes”
read more about Joseph Cornell at the Archives of American Art

cornell.blue-peninsula

toward the blue peninsula
1951 – 1952

cornell.parrot-juan-gris

a parrot for juan gris
1945 – 1946

cornell.habitat-group

habitat (group for a shooting gallery)
1943

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untitled (the hotel eden)
1945

cornell.medici-princess

untilted (medici princess)
1948

cornell.bacall

untitled (penny arcade)
1945 – 1946

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Homage

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marilyn after warhol<
Jane Perkins 2010

look at this great pinterest page with lots of other re-interpretive homages

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in case you lost them…..handouts that refer to this page are here and here

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