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#516965 - 12/11/07 01:23 PM What Would Beethoven Think? :D OT  
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I was browsing for caracature art, when I came across Sebastian Kruger's take on this famous beethoven painting: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Beethoven.jpg/300px-Beethoven.jpg

Now look at Kruger's version!

http://bp3.blogger.com/_ZdSjEry1Lo0/RykDYOeYt6I/AAAAAAAAADU/UpAontqj0qU/s1600-h/lvb07.jpg

Pretty clever I think, and certainly not a mockary of Beethoven, alot of Kruger's art is quite harsh, although very funny.

I'd love to see some more cractures of famous pianists / composers, but I can't seem to locate any, I guess this is another "piano art" thread!

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#516966 - 12/11/07 02:51 PM Re: What Would Beethoven Think? :D OT  
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The Beethoven there looks a bit older. Or maybe it's the make-up it's lacking. The forehead should be larger.

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He turned that frown upside down! Makes Beethoven look like a kind old man (much happier looking than any portraits done by the painters who had Beethoven in front of them)

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It's Jeffrey Archer. I don't quite get the joke though.


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I think he makes Beethoven look like some creepy old man! Wouldn't let him near my kids (if I had any).


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I think he makes Beethoven look like some creepy old man! Wouldn't let him near my kids (if I had any).
Hahahaha!
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Kind of like Schubert (or was it Schumann...)

That's really an interesting photo.


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#516971 - 12/11/07 03:42 PM Re: What Would Beethoven Think? :D OT  
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HA HA HA HA Morodiene, and keyboardklutz! I don't think its supposed to be a joke, just a new take.


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Beethoven must have been looking in a mirror to have an expression on his face like that smile


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#516973 - 12/12/07 12:16 PM Re: What Would Beethoven Think? :D OT  
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ha ha I think Kruger has done one of Wagner too. I think he's done a pretty good job for a mere 4 hours of work. I had an art exam a few weeks ago, my acrylic painting of Pavarotti took 10 hours to finish!

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Oo, I love Pav. Want to post it? laugh


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#516975 - 12/13/07 12:06 PM Re: What Would Beethoven Think? :D OT  
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ha ha I love Pavarotti too, Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of it, because it's still at school waiting to be marked! When i'll get it back (or get a chance to take a pic) i'll PM it you.

I based the picture around the artist Salvador Dali (we had to chose an artist to base it on you see, more GCSE stuff!) so I painted Pavarotti's singing face in the background with an array of flying sheet music passing his face (growing from the distance to the foreground) and on one of the sheets I painted a mystery conductor. Also there's a birdseye view of a left handed! grand piano...

I was pretty happy with the final result! wish I had a pic now....

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AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT SCARED ME!!!!!
omg, so scary.
HAHAHAHAHAHA.............
THATS BEETHOVEN?? why does he look so evil? LOL.

#516977 - 12/14/07 02:50 PM Re: What Would Beethoven Think? :D OT  
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I'm not sure, the wagner one's quite funny too though.


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