Art as a Form of Entertainment – Yasumasa Morimura

Yasumasa MorimuraWhen thinking about where artists get their inspiration I came across a well known Japanese painter of today Yasumasa Morimura. This artist, who was born in 1955, believes that art is just another form of entertainment. He is inspired by entertainment.

To quote him ¨Art is basically entertainment, even Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci knew this.¨ Up until ten years ago Yasumasa Morimura was relatively unknown and then he came up with a series called self portrait as art history, and in the series he basis himself on self portraits using works of some of the most important masters of all art history.

After this series he continued with another based on Hollywood women and then another based on iconic male figures throughout history. In truth his work really does support his belief and his inspiration from entertainment.

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