About Parody

About Parody

     "A work created to mock, comment on or poke fun at an original work by means of humorous imitation."

      Probably the most famous parody of an artwork is Marcel Duchamp's take on Da Vinci's Mona Lisa:

* L.H.O.O.Q.:  The French pronunciation of the letters is said to sound like the phrase, "elle a chaud au cul."  It is Duchamp's idea of a pun (he should have stuck with painting).  The English translation?  Sorry, this is a family web site.


Cartoonists are especially fond of art parodies:

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