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Image: The Birth of Paris: “I’m giving the damn apple to myself!” by Albert Crudo
Ever since the evolution of the Modernism era many artists have been able to use the canons of “high” art pieces and the influences of pop culture to create their new and original art works. Although, they look down upon pop art as a whole, that it lacks inspiration and has no authenticity, they were the individuals that gave a rise to the Postmodernism era. The modernists were so head strong on their ideals of what art was to them that rebels were born to fight against it. The postmodernists broke down the barrier between “high” and “low” art and took advantage of everything that was surrounding them. No longer were pop art a negative aspect, but more of an analytical art form to decipher and embody classical pop culture entities. New ideals and views were being discussed through the works and given that it adopted mass media society were able to comment on its results. Nowadays, in the 21st century, there is a plethora of different -isms of art that are being evoked through our society. For instances, The Birth of Paris: “I’m giving the damn apple to myself!” by Albert Crudo could be apart of postmodern (even though in reality he is apart of hypermodernism) It falls into all of the characterizations that postmodernism holds, especially since Crudo’s usage of pop icon, Paris Hilton he is able to blur “high” and “low” art together because of his recreation of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus using Paris as Venus. Since Albert Crudo is a very well known artist in our society he has his reasons for choosing Paris to be Venus, his meanings behind his recreation, and his ability to change the context of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. His artwork is an excellent mixture of the new and the old and a satirical view of how we see Paris in our society.
Paris Hilton, one of the biggest pop icons of the 21st century, has been in movies and TV shows, has written a book, made a CD, and more. Miss Hilton has always been in the limelight since a child along with her sister Nicky Hilton (also shown in the Crudo’s painting). They were the life of the party according to many media reporters and anywhere that was somewhere special they were there to be apart of the festivities. Also, there is always something new happening in her life, may it be her new boyfriend or her dog missing in action, but the media is constantly covering it. Not only that, but it also helps that she is a heiress to her father’s multi-million dollar hotel franchise. So, with all these special attributes that lead Paris to being an “it” girl in our society it makes sense to why Crudo would chose her to be Venus in his recreation of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.
The main meaning behind Crudo’s artwork is simplistic in its form, but as different individuals look upon it may mean slightly different things. Like all stars, the media is always exposing their life to all its content. For Paris this especially true, media overexposes her and her life and do whatever they can do get access to her. This is the main reason Crudo may have chosen Paris to be Venus because we, as a society, kind of glorify Miss Hilton into a god like form. The painting shows Crudo’s meaning very well. Paris, god-like, will always be the center of attention of the media and her sister along with her, but since her sister is off doing her own thing she if off in the shadows and helping her along the way. Crudo’s painting has changed the main context to the Botticelli’s original artwork in many ways, but he has given it a more modern twist by doing so.
The context of the painting differs a lot from the original simply because the characters have changes a lot. Paris is now Venus, in all her godly forms and ways, and also within the painting, there are three other individuals. On the left there are a man and a women, but they are photographers instead of zephyrs and on the right there is her sister Nicky Hilton and her dog Tinkerbell, instead of the nymph. Also, Paris is standing on a sliver spoon instead of a clamshell symbolizing that she has been “fed with a silver spoon her entire life” meanings she has not had to work for all that she has. Also, the skyline of New York is there rather than trees and hills. Within the skyline one can see the huge Hilton Hotel amongst the buildings and in the background the Statue of Liberty too. Although many things have changed, but the outline forms have stayed constant; the overall triangular structure is present and the same firm lines break up the figures from the background. Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus is classic and original in its form for its time, but Crudo took it on a spin and gave it a hypermodern/postmodern twist.
All in all, Crudo had his reasons for choosing Paris to be Venus, his meanings behind his recreation, and his ability to change the context of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. In a online interview with WOW Report, he stated, “I am creating images that transcend time and place, as only fine art can,” “These are the Mona Lisas and Davids for the new millennium. Long after the celebrities themselves are gone, these ‘Pop Icons’ will serve to keep their personalities alive. And, yes, I may put them in situations that rib a bit, but I after all is said and done, I make them look hot. And I’ve granted them immortality in a way.” Indeed, he has done all these things he has said and his paintings will be forever gloried for doing so as a hypermodern artist.
“Crudo’s Kudos.” WOW Report. 10 Nov. 2005 <https://worldofwonder.net/archives/art.wow>.