(Modernizing the Masters) Las Simply Mas
Las Simply Mas is the next installment to the Modernizing the Masters collection by artist Chris Hawks. It is basted from the painting Las Meninas by artist Diego Velázquez.
The image drawn and painted as Las Simply Mas is an observation in the mind from this verse's first situational comedy in art history. A sitcom if you will.
More about the art, and how it is crafted:
Modernizing the Masters is a growing collection of art works created by artist Chris Hawks. The paintings are hand drawn and hand painted from scratch, with a method called "The Prestige Technique". The iconic image of a classical masterpiece is modernized with a parody reimagining of famous icons from pop culture. The series started in 2013 with the Vitruvian X Man, and has been steadily growing into the Mona Mystique, Birth of Cthulhu, etc... It is an evolution of classic ideas, transformed into new relevant masterpieces for our contemporary time.
"The Prestige Technique" variant of "the old way" by artist Chris Hawks:
(1)-Step One: A flat masonite wood panel is cut to size.
(2)-Step Two: The original drawing is hand drawn with graphite pencil onto the bare masonite panel, with trained hand eye coordination.
(3)-Step Three: Begin painting. Layers of tinted pigment are applied first, then layers of opaque pigment.
(5)-Step Five: After the painting is dry, Photograph the finished painting for producing prints, and archives.
(6)-Step Six: After all of the photography is archived, then the original painting artifact is set in a frame for a singularly completed work of Real Fantastic Art.