Review of The ‘ART’ Collection by artist John Wilson & his ‘Mini Masters’ paintings

April 10, 2011 on 4:04 pm | In Collections, John Wilson, Naive Art | No Comments

Released early last year, John Wilson’s exciting series was named simply as the ‘ART’ COLLECTION:

Official Banner for John Wilson’s the ‘Art’ COLLECTION
(Click banner to view all 7 pieces)

…featuring limited edition prints that are bright, colourful and full of surprises, surprises that as fans, we have now come to expect from his art. In the ‘ART’ COLLECTION, Wilson has moved from just his usual (art gallery) backgrounds, to now including his character’s homes, never previously featured up until that point.

‘Bedtime Story’ limited edition paper print by John Wilson

John has included some famous modern paintings in mini format in the background: including Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Can,’ seen in the ‘Masters II.’

Once again, he has also included the world’s most famous Old Masters paintings (or as he calls it ‘Mini Masters’) in his backgrounds, including Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ (which has previously been recreated by some other modern popular artists we have blogged about: Rolf Harris and Caroline Shotton) & ‘The Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo DaVinci (also recreated by Caroline Shotton) to name just two.

‘The Masters II’ limited edition on canvas board by John Wilson

John Wilson tells us that his ‘Mini Masters’ take him around four to five hours each to create and he feels he has to make them perfect to the original (except in miniature!) as firstly they are such well known and respected works of art they deserve such gravitas & secondly he feels if they were not perfect then his finished artwork would not have the same effect. In Wilson’s ‘ART’ COLLECTION there are 19 mini Masters, can you spot them all?

‘The Masters I’ limited edition on canvas board by John Wilson

The 7 limited edition pieces featured in the John Wilson ‘ART’ COLLECTION where:
– Bath Time
– Bedtime Story
– In The Spotlight
– Smile
– The Lowry
– The Masters I
– The Masters II

Stayed tuned as in our next John Wilson post we will reveal all of the John Wilson ‘Mini Masters’ from the ‘ART’ COLLECTION, and you can check your answers!

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