Art about Art,
Cartoons about Cartoons,
Plays about Plays...
Posted to the AlwaysLearning list, August 2006:
Strongbad answers the question
"What would you look like as a Japanese cartoon and what would it be
about?" This is art about art. These are cartoons about cartoons.
I added those last two sentences this morning to the page on art
And after I wrote it I realized that last night when Holly and I got
back from having seen Lady in the Water, I told Kirby and Marty "It's
a fairy tale about fairy tales. It's a movie about movies."
I guess that idea was still in my head when I wrote "This is art
about art. These are cartoons about cartoons."
So there are probably lots of other such things, like paintings about
paintings (There's a Norman Rockwell of him doing a self-portrait,
looking in a mirror. I should put that in my mirror art collection,
now that I think of it.) /mirrors
There are songs about songs.
I can think of a few plays about plays, but I know them as movies of
plays about plays.
It's a fun idea and I just love fun ideas that can turn into years-
long scavenger hunts.
Painting about Painting
"Triple Self-Portrait", by Norman Rockwell. The link leads to more information and a larger image that can be manipulated and examined closely.