Rock Video Spoofs Famous Paintings

For all you Art History and Museum Nerds by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt


rock video spoofs famous paintings

One of the reasons I subscribe to Art News is because they let me know about fun music, books and art related videos. In their debut album, the rock band Hold Your Horses spoofs famous artworks in their music video for 70 Million Horses.

How many paintings do you recognize?

Here is the version with crib notes for those with less art history knowledge. My kids loved the video (I showed it to them when it came out 4 years ago and they were only 12 and 10 at the time.) This got them interested in some paintings that they didn’t know about and we all laughed when I showed them the real version next to the spoof version.

So, what do you think of the video? Your comments mean the world to me, as they let me know that you stopped by!

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  1. Aha how fab! Love the video, and the side by side made me realise just how many of these paintings I was familiar with! Immediately recognised many of them!

    One of which was "The Kiss" By gustav klimt – might be of interest to you to check out the opening scenes of Elfen Lied (not related to my business name lol) – it's a pretty gory anime :/ but the opening credits are inspired by the painting, and look absolutely stunning! Here's a youtube, in case you're curious 🙂


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