Text snippet taken from Understanding Visual Culture
Find and collate 10 diverse examples of meta-painting from the 17th century to the present.
- Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez, 1656, Medium Oil on canvas, Dimensions 318 cm × 276 cm (125.2 in × 108.7 in). The painting is a meta painting as it is about painting, plays around with the viewer and the recognition of reality.
(By Diego Velázquez – The Prado in Google Earth: Home – 7th level of zoom, JPEG compression quality: Photoshop 8., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22600614)
2. Las Meninas by Pablo Picasso; year 1957, Medium Oil on canvas, Dimensions 194 cm × 260 cm (76 in × 100 in), Location Museu Picasso. It is a meta painting as it depicts the already done painting by Velázquez but in a different style.
3. Uncle Sam by Oleg Shuplyak which is more of an optical illusion painting but referencing a known image of Uncle Sam.
4. “Woman holding a balance” by Johannes Vermeer with the picture inside the picture which could be “The Last Judgment” by Backer.
5. Mona Lisa. Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas. Painted in 1978. 127.3 x 101.9cm.
6. Alex Alemany self portait
8. Desire Obtain Cherish: conjoined canvases pays homage to Warhol, Mondrian and Pollack.
10. Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell del Caso – 1874