Some artists have a distinct style that’s as recognizable as any single piece they’ve created. Jean-Michel Basquiat is famous for his loud, graffiti-style art, and most people know Pablo Picasso for his abstract, geometric paintings. In his video “Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?” programmer Gene Kogan lets us compare the styles of these artists and 15 others by applying them to a classic scene from cinema.
The mad tea party scene from Disney’s 1951 film Alice in Wonderland is whimsical enough on its own. Redone in the styles of paintings like Vincent Van Gogh’s "Starry Night” and Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” it quickly morphs into a bizarre journey through art history. Some filters work better than others (Georgia O’Keeffe’s billowy pastels are right at home in Wonderland), but each one will have you seeing classic art in a new light.