Parody art is so fun, the students really get into manipulating a master artwork and adding their own content. Here is how we do it in my classroom:
1. I take coloring book versions of masters work and photocopy a master set to 11x 17 paper. To save paper, I print one master work on one side, another on the back. Students choose one artwork to use. I selected 6 that I thought were popular choices for parody. Here are the ones that were available:
Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci
Bedroom at Arles by Vincent Van Gogh
The Scream by Edvard Munch
American Gothic by Grant Wood
Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat
Students traced as much as they needed from the original and then changed the parts they wanted to reflect new content.
They were then colored and displayed.
Because the 11x17 images were smaller than our 12x18 drawing paper, students added a title to the work that would reflect the dual content.
Can you identify both the original and new content?