Original artworks to be repainted with ‘progressive modifications’
MILAN, ITALY – The International Council of Art Curators (ICAC) have shocked the world by announcing their intention to ‘evolve classic artworks ‘ according to modern trends and sensitivities.
The announcement was made at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, alongside the unveiling of the first reworked original, Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, which depicts Jesus and His disciples in an appropriate Zoom connected, social distancing environment.
There has been some online backlash to the move, with the hashtags #ColdArted and #SaveOurSupper now trending.
However, flamboyant art critic, Jason Farago, applauded the decision.
“I agree completely with the ICAC. The original paintings are getting old, and no longer represent the realities of our enlightened culture and society.” Mr Farago exclaimed.
“Art is meant to alive, not stuck behind glass for all eternity. They should reach into our everyday lives and capture life, struggles and current issues of social justice.”
It is further reported that the ICAC have already started redeveloping other artworks which include:
– Painting a facemask on Da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa
– Turning the melted clocks in Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory into iPhones.
– Reworking Claude Monet’s Water Lilies so they are now floating in a heavily polluted lake due to climate change.
– Adding #BLM protestors shouting at the white picnickers in Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
– Adapting Whistler’s Mother so she now is dying of COVID19 in the ICU of a hospital.
– Ensuring the elderly farmer and his wife in American Gothic will now be holding assault rifles.
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