Wednesday, February 18, 2009

most wanted painting (and not)

A follow up on the world's worst song post. The same people, Komar & Melamid, put together the most and least wanted paintings for a variety of nations. All based on polls. (The one above is what the US loves. Urk.) Almost all nations liked water/mountain/people from the old days/a four-footed edible scenes (the similarity is remarkable). See, for example, this ideal Portuguese painting:

And this Kenyan pic:

And now look at the Dutch:

Those wacky Dutch. This is really fascinating stuff.

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