Artists have been the image-makers of all of history; the internet is greatest image-purveyor of today. More than ever, the two are going hand-in-hand. Not only is art being shared and written about on the internet, it is now becoming a meme in its own right. And while I won’t deny my love of hipster cats and “hey girl” memes, I’m kind of excited about this new development. As the author of the article notes, “In a world in which the average art appreciator can feel empowered to create, remix and revamp, the art world meme is the internet generation’s version of sketching at the museum.”
I think having fun with art is an awesome prospect, and memes are a little like a continuous work of art. And as to continue the cycle of creating, remixing and revamping, I immediately shared this on twitter.
And if you’re interested in the “real” art meme-ified above, check out these links: