It's a dream come true. Now you can create your own Dutch still-life masterpiece (complete with lobster) thanks to American conceptual artist, John Baldessari. How can this be possible, you ask? Because Baldessari has created an online, interactive version of a work he originally created in 2001 for a show at LACMA. The online version of the work titled In Still Life 2001-2010 digitally deconstructs Abraham van Breyeren's 1667 painting Banquet Still Life and invites viewers to reassemble the parts to create new works of art.
Baldessari argues that, "When someone completes their own still life In Still Life 2001-2010 it becomes their own artwork. It's not mine. It's theirs." With that in mind, I give you my first original work of lobster art, Still Life with Levitating Lobster (2010, digital image). It feels good to carry on the traditions of other great artists like van Breyeren and Baldessari.
You too can follow in the traditions of the masters. Create your own still life here.