A charming exhibition of Miguel Rep is currently on view at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. From Matisse preparing a hot dog to Picasso coming to terms with a woman in the flesh, Rep is a master of Art History 101 humor. Even when he verges on bad taste (poor Toulouse-Lautrec and his absurdly long brushes) Rep’s light touch keeps cruelty at bay. Life is too short to take anything too seriously and it was refreshing to have a giggle in this gallery.
Miguel Rep, Bellas Artes Series. Henri Matisse.
Miguel Rep, Bellas Artes Series. Pablo Picasso.
Miguel Rep, Bellas Artes Series. Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
In the past 48 hours I have had the uncanny luck of catchy two random summons of art history. It’s a cheap shot, but the first encounter was pretty lame. I won’t get into the chain of events that led to When in Rome (2010) appearing on my DVR, but it was there and I watched it. I actually find Kristen Bell kind of endearing. That is until this scene.