Disney Pins Fine-Art Museum (any other art-geeks out there?)

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  1. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    Okay. The title is kinda silly. Obviously we all have a bit of an art-nerd inside each of us, particularly because those on this website appreciate the artwork involved in these pins. But in this instance I'm talking about a very specific theme of pins: Pins which are based off of actual famous pieces of art.

    For example, I am totally geeking out about this pin which I recently bought as a Christmas present for my mother:

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    When I saw it my jaw literally dropped. For those of you who don't recognize it right away, it's a spin-off of Edgar Degas' sculpture "Little Dancer of Fourteen Years"

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    Which is like one of my favorite pieces of art of all time. (And hers as well.)

    I know that there are other "masterpiece" pins out there, (like the Tinker Bell starry night one *swoon*) but this was the first one based off of a sculpture that I've seen.

    So my question is, does anyone on the website have a collection of these "masterpiece" pins, or does anyone else have a favorite piece of art that has been converted into a pin? (If you do, can you post the picture of the pin and the picture of the original work?) (If that's in DPF allowance. I think it is. If it isn't please let me know.)

    Or if it hasn't, would you like it to be? (If you have a drawing, that would be awesome.)

    What do you think it would look like? Lastly, are there any pins that you think DO deserve to be in a gallery, just because they're that beautiful? (Please post a picture if you can.)

    Let's get this exhibit up and running!
     
  2. Abyssinian28

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    Interesting thread!

    Before I post some pins, I just have to say that I got to see the Dancer at MMoA last year when we went to NYC. I *loved* the MMoA SO much- I can't believe I had gone to New York twice before and never been (they were school trips, though, so not a lot of freedom of choice there). I cried multiple times while in the museum, and would go back to NY *just* to see it again.

    Okay! So!

    The three major series I can think of that follow this trend of the DA Masterpiece pins, the DS.com Fine Art series (the one your Dancer pin is from), and the pins from the Museum of Pin-tiquities. There's a few individual pins (like Jessica Warhol), and a few pins based on art as a hobby (like the ds.com Mystery set and Paint Swirl series).

    Some obvious ones from my collections that fit the criteria-

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    I'm rather fond of Jessica Lisa myself.

    As far as things that belong in galleries...

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    I love Faberge looking things, and this fits the bill nicely.

    And this whole series...

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  3. Purplemandms

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    Ooooooh. Yes, I can agree with the Faberege. They are so incredibly detailed. And the Art Nouveau! Any of the pins classified as "Art Nouveau" are pretty gallery-worthy in my opinion.

    I've only been to NYC once, and sadly all we had time for was walking around the MoMA gift shop. :lol: I would love to go back though and actually see it in its full glory.

    Thanks for sharing! You have some great pins!
     
  4. Kiragigi

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    Oh my. I'm shaking I am so excited. Where can I find these?
     
  5. Purplemandms

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    I suppose you can search on pin pics or PTD or another pin-source to see what pins there are, as for getting them you gotta just get lucky! I believe most of these masterpiece pins come with pretty low edition numbers. ):
     
  6. creativextremeties

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    I have a couple to add here :) and I know I have more... Just gotta dig in my pin room <3

    first is Pinpics #27855; Disney Auctions - Masterpiece Series #2 (Dwarf Dance)

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    A tribute to Henri Matisse's vivid 1910 oil painting "Dance"

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    More to come soon <3
     
  7. creativextremeties

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    Next I have, Pin 35649: Disney Auctions - Masterpiece Series #3 (Hyacinth Hippo)

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    Also a tribute to Edgar Degas' 1878 pastel "L'Etoile," also known as "La danseuse sur la scene."

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  8. creativextremeties

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    And finally there's this awesome pin as well, Pin 45985: Disney Auctions - Masterpiece Series 2006 (Goofy)

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    A tribute to M.C. Escher's mind-bending 1953 illustration "Relativity"

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  9. creativextremeties

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    Oh god how can I forget my two top favorites!?!?!? Ugh I have two more pins to share shortly <3 btw I totally LOVE. This idea for a tread! :bigthumb:
     
  10. Vixy

    Vixy The Girl That's Never Been

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    Ever since I first discovered the Masterpiece Series pins on Pinpics I have desperately wanted them! But they're LE 100, huge, and impossible to find for us mere mortals. ;)

    I love Van Gogh so I've always wanted the Tinker Bell Starry Night even though I don't collect Tinker Bell. And since I do collect Alice and also adore Salvador Dali, I really want the White Rabbit Persistence of Memory pin.
     
  11. docfish2u

    docfish2u Sir David, Grail Slayer Knight

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    Yes low edition sizes from years ago mean high prices.
     
  12. Vixy

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    Bahaha! I never noticed until now that where there's a man standing in the wings in the original, in the pin it's clearly meant to be the alligator, as there's a tail and a tooth! :D

    Also HEY YOU HI HI HI haven't seen you around in a while! HI!
     
  13. creativextremeties

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    Okay so after falling off my chair for not thinking of two of most prized possessions, I took a picture of them together to share with you their beauty up close and personal <3 here they are!

    Pinpics Pin 40542: Disney Auctions - Masterpiece Series #4 - Belle & Beast

    and

    Pinpics Pin 40540: Disney Auctions - Masterpiece Series #4 (Ariel & Triton)

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    The Beauty and the Beast pin shows Belle posing as Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "Young Girl Reading" (1776)

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    And the Little Mermaid pin is styled after the sober Midwestern farm couple of Grant Wood's celebrated 1930 oil painting "American Gothic" (Although I must say it was an inappropriate choice in my opinion to use Ariel and King Triton to portray a couple) UPDATE; I stand corrected! Thanks Unibear <3 "it is supposed to be a farmer and his spinster (old maid) daughter. She does look rather old (probably due to her dour expression), but that is supposed to be his daughter. So, Triton and Ariel make perfect sense as substitutes..."

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    And there you have it, possibly the two most coveted LE100 DA Masterpiece pins ever made by Disney Auctions in all their glory! <3
     
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  14. creativextremeties

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    Yes! I totally LOVE that detail haha did you also notice the other three hippos hiding in the background just like the ballerinas in the painting? Lol <3 and HI! I figured it was time for me to come back out of hiding <3 xoxo
     
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  15. Jabberwocky

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    This pin was my original ultimate holy grail from the moment I got serious about collecting Wonderland pins many years ago - I missed out on it several times before finally acquiring it and it still takes my breath away:

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    And this one has been theoretically among my traders since 2007 lol and I've never managed to part with it being a bookworm myself:

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    Simply stunning pin in person, as are all the Masterpiece pins. The Masterpiece and Gomes pins are arguably the most beautiful pins ever made.

    One caveat for those looking to collect now - most authentic ones have been in collections for years and several Masterpiece pins have been faked and on ebay for the past few years. :(
     
  16. creativextremeties

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    Purplemandms, here are the others from that series (the Tink you purchased) <3


    First is Pin 69667: DisneyStore.com - Masterpiece Series - Donald as 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch

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    This pin is in the style of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's 1893 painting "The Scream" (Something I think people do not realize about this pin is that Chip and Dale are also on it with Donald Duck haha)

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    Next is Pinpics Pin 70050: DisneyStore.com - Masterpiece Series - Stitch as 'The Thinker' by Rodin

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    This pin is based off of Rodin's sculpture 'The Thinker'

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    And Finally (even though Abyssinian already touched base on this one I wanted to show you a real picture of the pin since the pinpics picture doesn't really do this pin justice) Pin 70051: DisneyStore.com - Masterpiece Series - Jessica as 'Birth of Venus' by Sandro Botticelli

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    This pin is based on Sandro Botticelli's painting 'Birth of Venus'

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    Alright, thats it for now... Lol I have had too much fun adding to this thread and must go be productive now haha! <3

    xoxo,
    Laz
     
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  17. jadeites-lady

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    I like this one:

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  18. unibear

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    I think it is a common misconception that 'American Gothic' is a farmer and his wife. In fact, it is supposed to be a farmer and his spinster (old maid) daughter. She does look rather old (probably due to her dour expression), but that is supposed to be his daughter. So, Triton and Ariel make perfect sense as substitutes...

    The actual house is in Iowa, not too far from where I used to live.
     
  19. starry_solo

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    Just be careful, I've heard there are scrappers of those. I like that Starry Night pin too :)
     
  20. creativextremeties

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    Haha! Nice! That's good to know <3 I always thought it was a husband and wife painting. Now I like the pin even more :D Thanks Unibear!
     
  21. hopemax

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    Are you aware that there is another pin based on the Degas sculpture?

    Many of the pins from the Museum of Pintiquities, which was the 2009 Epcot pin event would fit the description of this thread. And the interpretations of real art, is one of the reasons that event is my favorite. One of pieces from that event, was a Diorama that featured Minnie in the role of the dancer. Unfortunately, that pin has been counterfeited/scrapped. And I'm not sure how many of the full sets exist. None of the dioramas sold well at the event, and when they showed up at the last CM pin party ever held, one group of people cleaned off the entire table before most people could even get to it. I imagine they broke them all up to sell/trade.

    http://gallery.pinpics.com/cgi-bin/pin.cgi?pin=68525

    This is the concept art from the catalog. They tried to make them look more like sculptures with coloring, so I think the Tink is a more effective pin than Minnie.

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    And here's a link to the Pinpics Group with the event pins http://gallery.pinpics.com/cgi-bin/group.cgi?group=4951
     
  22. Abyssinian28

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    Oh, man...I completely forgot that there was a Jessica/Roger American Gothic pin, as well...

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  23. Purplemandms

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    Now that I think about it, I have seen that Minnie! I guess I just never associated it with Degas.

    That Belle one is one of my favorites! (I have it in the siggy I've been trying to format, but I forgot to add it to my wants thread.) And Ah! That fantasia Degas! That's so cool.

    Boo low editions and high prices. But, at least they have something further in common with their originals. :lol: At least there's more than just one copy of them in the world!

    Thanks for sharing everyone! These pins are wonderful!
     
  24. Purplemandms

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    I think that the lady I bought it from had the others for sale as well. But the Tink only caught my attention. (Although that Stitch as the Thinker is pretty cool! I mean they're all pretty cool.)
    Thank you for your great contributions to the thread! Have fun with your productivity!
     
  25. Purplemandms

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    Okay I REALLY should go back to studying for finals but this popped into my head of that they really really really really really really really really really should do this scene as a pin:

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    And here's a side-by side comparison of it with it's original work, Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "The Swing"

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    Okay that's it back to writing this paper goodnight.
     

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