20 Strange, Weird And Funny Works Of Art
We all have our definitions of what’s weird and funny, but artists of all stripes seem to take funny and weird to a whole new plane of existence. Some express it in paintings, some in sculpture and some in pen and ink. Some become incredibly famous, some don’t. Either way, their job is to leave us, as the old song goes, “bewitched, bothered and bewildered,” or perhaps leave us in tears of laughter. It’s said that much art is a product of people’s imaginations and psyches. Given the strangeness of all these sculptures and paintings, the truth of that statement is self-evident.
“Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” by Pablo Picasso
When Picasso released this painting, naturally it caused a fuss with the traditional art world. His French rival, Henri Matisse, decried the women in the painting as “prostitutes.” Interestingly enough, that’s actually what they were. It’s likely Matisse also took issue with Picasso’s style, but was too focused on the fact that the women were nude.
Big Yellow Rabbit Sculpture By Florentijn Hofman
If you want to see a big, cute funny bunny, look no further than Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s big yellow rabbit sculpture made with local materials and by local craftsmen. It’s situated near St Nicolai church in Oreboro, Sweden, but it looks like it just dropped out of the sky and landed right there, as if some big entity took aim with a cuddly toy and threw it down just anywhere.
Enormous Cows Made Of Car Parts By Finnish Artist Miina Äkkijyrkkä
Miina Akkijyrkka’s name may be near-unpronounceable to most, but her cow sculptures out of old car parts speak to the imaginative child in all of us. In fact, many of these sculptures have been compared to the “AT-AT Walkers” from “Star Wars,” concerning their positions and materials. She might have been influenced by that, but her history of working on farms is a closer source of inspiration.
“Riesen-Nixe,” or “Bathing Beauty” by Oliver Voss
Go to Halster Lake in Hamburg, Germany, and you’ll see something of a strange sight. In that great big lake, there is a sculpture called “Riesen-Nixe,” or “Bathing Beauty,” or also “Bathing Mermaid.” This was created by artist Oliver Voss in 2011, and you’d be hard-pressed to find something this big, or this strange in your friendly neighborhood lake.