Friday, 25 December 2009

Michael Jackson Art

Recognize the person on the right, amid Bouguereau's cherubs? The pose is Michelangelo's David, the skin Caucasian, the title of the Bouguereau inspiration on the left The Return of Spring (1886). Slight change of sex and it's Michael Jackson, the most overrated pop singer ever. The painting Michael (1999) is by talented US artist David Nordahl, who recently broke his silence in an attempt to repair Whacko Jacko's tarnished reputation. This painting does more to damage Whacko's reputation than any slanderous whisper. You have got to question the sanity of a man who commissions a self-portrait like this. And do note that the only black cherub is fast asleep. Click the title link to see an online gallery of artworks starring Whacko.

13 Comments:

At 25/12/09, Blogger dlora7 said...

The little black Cherub who is asleep represents the real Michael whereas the the white Michael represents the public figure receiving the adulation from the different cherubs, just like Michael the public figure received from fans who did not really understand his inner child, asleep at the feet of the public icon.

 
At 25/12/09, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The little black Cherub asleep is the real Michael. The white Michael is the public figure, the icon, being adored by the cherubs who represent the fans. The little black cherub or little black Michael was always there, not receiving any attention almost being ignored. This is what I believed the painting conveys. Please stop being twisted in interpreting art work.

 
At 25/12/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Diora

Thank you for your erudite comment. Nicely put. Feel free to comment on the symbolism of any more Whacko artworks I might post.

 
At 25/12/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Twisted?

 
At 18/8/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave him his family and his
Millions of fans who love him dearly and are deeply deeply distraught at losing him ALONE! Pls! Have some respect ! Overrated in comparison to whom?! What have you done for this world how will you be remembered? As a person who critics other people's talents ? Speaks volumes disgraceful

 
At 19/8/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I don't need to be Pavarotti to know that Michael Jackson didn't have the world's greatest voice. As for the art Michael commissioned, if you weren't so besotted with him, you would see how sick it really is.

 
At 7/1/14, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do realize Pavarotti absolutely adored Michael and his voice? As well as Frank Sinatra. Many of Michael's pieces were satirical in nature. He found a lot of complex humour in exhibiting paintings of himself in times of antiquity. Whether it be through fairy tales or Renaissance scenes, it meant escapism - his entire approach to life.

You're obviously bothered, which is clearly the point. He turned shock into an artform.

 
At 8/1/14, Blogger Ian Cox said...

I'll agree with you that Michael's life was escapist. He had the money to indulge himself and also to escape the consequencies of his actions!

 
At 16/2/15, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MJs was a complex (and quite romantic) concept artist. If you look closer at his most selfindulgent pieces you find a lot of wit. He was a real trickster - very challenging. That's their nature and that's how they are transformative. Maybe it's hard to detect if you rationalize your compulsive disgust as "natural reaction". Try to use some complex thinking instead, like you would if you were disturbed by any other piece of art. Art is about what it tells you about yourself. You don´t even have to like it to understand that it's worth the second look. The mere fact that MJs life and self-expressions still trigger that much fear and hatred is kind of proof to that. But I admit you'd have to do some serious research to be able to see it. At least when you start with such acidness.

 
At 16/2/15, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Don't confuse the artist, the very talented David Nordahl, with his subject, who wasted a fortune on plastic surgery to turn himself from a black boy into the semblance of a white woman, with dire results. Very sick.

 
At 16/2/15, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don´t confuse David Nordahl with MJ, but Nordalhls Pictures of/for MJ are based on MJs ideas and concepts. Nordahl worked for him for about 20 years - and he explains very well MJs intentions. For example here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-barbara-kaufmann/michael-jackson-trial_b_1093206.html First thing I found wiht a quick research. But as I said ... maybe you don't even seem to bother to do some real research, right?

 
At 16/2/15, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wait ... I just realize you didn't do any research and are not interested at all! Sorry for waisting your time ... and I'll stop waisting mine too now.

 
At 16/2/15, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Wrong!

I read Nordahl's attempt to justify the artwork MJ commissioned him to make. What he was really trying to do was justify wasting 20 years of his life gratifying MJ's sick wishes. Money, money, money.

And if you look you'll find I linked to a website showing these paintings made for MJ.

Self-parody? Self-delusion more like it.

 

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