The Media Effect by Jenni H, colored pencil. please do not remove credit, I worked hard on this artwork.

I did this project for IB Visual Arts. Our prompt was to recreate a famous artwork and change it- I chose The Lovers II by Rene Magritte and changed the background and added the ties to the bags over the heads so they would look more plastic and suffocating. 

The theme of this piece is about the media’s effect on relationships- it can bring us apart, but if used incorrectly, media can keep us from experiencing real love due to a disconnect with the real world or due to unrealistic expectations of love created by movies and television. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this piece. I have a lot of artwork that I can post, but I want to see if you like it first. So, should I post more art?

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.” –Vincent Van Gogh, born on this day in 1853

Vincent van Gogh, Hospital at Saint-Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas. 36 5/16 x 28 7/8 in. (92.2 x 73.4 cm). The Armand Hammer Collection, Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.