Thursday, July 14, 2011

Name that Famous Painting - Music Video

This morning on the Open Culture blog I came across a music video that might be of interest to art teachers. The band Hold Your Horses (yeah, I'd never heard of them either) produced a music video in which they recreated the scenes of 24 famous paintings. Open Culture listed the paintings and their painters. Flavor Wire has images of all of the original paintings along with still images from the video for comparison. The music video is embedded below.

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
At the high school level or higher this video could be used for a fun art history quiz.