Sunday, 19 July 2015

Artistic beauty in The Simpsons

As some raise their stunning head more than once, multiples will appear at my discretion.

Please don't think me arrogant, but you won't find better.

The Crepes of Wrath

Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lillies - Monet
Wheatfield with Crows - Van Gogh
The Dream - Henri Rousseau
Study for Luncheon on the Grass - Monet
Before and after each spooky short in Treehouse of Horror IV, Bart walks on by...

Self Portrait 1889 - Van Gogh (left) and Salvador Dalí's The Sleep
Ascending and Descending - M. C. Escher
The Scream - Edvard Munch
The Death of Marat - Jacques-Louis David
Lisa playing sax is from Picasso's Three Musicians and René Magritte's Son of Man (right) is missing bowler hat.
A Friend in Need - C. M. Coolidge
Variations of gambling woof woofs can be found in Bart Simpson's Dracula (left) and The Mansion Family (right).

Mom and Pop Art is packed to the rafters with sophistication.

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat
Venice the Dogana (Customs Office) and San Giorgio Maggiore - J. M. W. Turner
Seated Harlequin (left) and The Barefoot Girl (right), both from Picasso.
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (left) and The Old Guitarist (right), both from Picasso.
I wonder who could've been responsible for Head of a Man?
Oh yeah, Picasso.
More than likely modelled on a Piet Mondrian composition (left) and one of Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans.
Somebody spoke and Homer went into a dream...
The Sleeping Gypsy - Henri Rousseau
The Vitruvian Man - Leonardo da Vinci
Go on pal, get stuck in there.
Three Musicians - Picasso
The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dalí
Saturdays of Thunder
The Vitruvian Man - Leonardo da Vinci
Cat burgling runs riot in Homer the Vigilante.

Not conclusive, but looks very much like a Henry Moore sculpture. 
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa (circled) and arrow points to Van Gogh's Sunflowers 
The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dalí
Her slightly famous smile also shows up during Helter Shelter's couch gag.
Inspired by true stories, a mission to recover lost paintings during the war is the subject of Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish".

2014 George Clooney flick The Monuments Men bears 'some' similarity.

Madonna and Child - Botticelli
Portrait of a Young Man - Raphael
It's hair today, gone tomorrow for Homer Scissorhands.

Convergence - Jackson Pollock
(From left to right), Rembrandt's The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild, Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy and Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait With a Monkey
Men and women are equal because Girls Just Want to Have Sums.

Jack in Pulpit II - Georgia O'Keeffe
Self Portrait with a Monkey - Frida Kahlo
While Cletus and psychiatry dominates Yokel Chords, Comic Book geezer holds cultural key.

The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dalí (left) and The Star - Edgar Degas (right)
Women and Birds at Sunrise - Joan Miro (left)
The Star causes mischief in The House of the Dead 4 and as with every other boss until Overkill, each are named after a Tarot card from the Major Arcana.

Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper hangs in:

Bart's Girlfriend
Homer Loves Flanders
Check out two awesome parodies of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam.

Blood Feud
The Homer of Seville
The Homer They Fall includes Dempsey and Firpo by George Bellows.

Bart Gets an Elephant
American Gothic - Grant Wood
Bart Gets Hit By a Car
The Garden of Earthly Delights (Hell) - Hieronymus Bosch
Boy Meets Curl
Sky and Water II - M. C. Escher
Dude Where's My Ranch?
Flanders becomes Andy Warhol pop art
Half-Decent Proposal
Various styles on show here, but block of four is more from Andy Warhol and speech bubble (bottom left), is synonymous with Roy Lichtenstein.
Lisa the Simpson
1933 Painting - Joan Miro
Old Money
Nighthawks - Edward Hopper
The Mansion Family
Still Life with Basket of Apples - Paul Cezanne
Krusty Gets Kancelled
Grande Odalisque - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Bart Gets an F
Washington Crossing the Delaware - Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
The Last Temptation of Homer
The Birth of Venus - Botticelli
Homer the Whopper
Guernica - Picasso
Springfield Up
Christina's World - Andrew Wyeth
Van Gogh takes centre animation.

The Strong Arms of the Ma begins with Rainier Wolfcastle's yard sale and Self Portrait with Felt Hat is up for grabs.
The end of Four Great Women and a Manicure sees Marge scold Maggie for whipping up Starry Night.
They Saved Lisa's Brain
(Middle top) Starry Night
(Top left) Pair of Leather Boots
(Middle left) Still Life of Open Bible

(Middle bottom) Self Portrait with Felt Hat
Bottom left, bottom right and top right may well be based on, but...
The Man Who Grew Too Much

Napoleon Crossing the Alps - Jacques-Louis David
The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild - Rembrandt
The War of Art focuses around a painting Marge immediately adores at the Van Houtens' yard sale.

Who knows if based on actual masterpiece, but fictitious artist Johan Oldenveldt is responsible.

We learn art forger Klaus Ziegler (Max von Sydow) created oil on canvas and made a career of deceiving others by mastering immaculate imitation of past genius.

Water Lillies - Monet
The Kiss - Gustav Klimt
Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy and Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
Undoubtedly Jackson Pollock, but not fan favourite Convergence.
Rembrandt's Self-Portrait 1660 
Waiting for Duffman
Washington Crossing the Delaware - Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
A large slice of Mom and Pop Art is repeated in Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off, the final scary short of Treehouse of Horror XIV.

Take it away (again) Mr. Picasso.

Head of a Man
The Old Guitarist (left) and Les Desmoiselles d'Avigon (right).
Homer hides Seated Harlequin.
Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
In Flaming Moe, (easily confused with much earlier episode Flaming Moe's), Smithers is horrified to learn that he's not part of Charles Montgomery Plantagenet Schickigruber Burns' Last Will and Testament.
Anyway, please admire A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet.
American History X-cellent takes succulent bites of The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption and the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist which to this day, remains unsolved.

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee - Rembrandt 
Self-Portrait, 1630 - Rembrandt (middle left), Portrait of Dr. Gachet - Van Gogh (left), Portrait of a Young Man - Raphael (centre bottom) and top right, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, again from the genius of Rembrandt's brush.
The Concert - Johannes Vermeer
Saturn Devouring His Son - Francisco Goya
Thank God It's Doomsday features a host of goodies.

A Friend in Need - C. M. Coolidge
The Great Wave off Kanagawa - Hokusai
The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci
The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild - Rembrandt
Another variation of a Piet Mondrian composition
To finish off.

Guzzling regulars become Apostles in episode's final shot.
Hardly duff, right?
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