Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Taking famous faces and memorializing them in portraits is one thing. Putting them on a melamine plate? Well, that's just irreverent and witty. British company Whitbread Wilkinson worked with their fine English heritage and put historically significant portraits from the National Portrait Gallery onto plastic picnic ware. Try pulling these out the next time you picnic in the park. You will seem so cultured!
Detail from Antonello da Messina's Portrait of a Man

Bordone's Portrait of a Young Woman

Swabian's Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family
c 1470

The Emperor Napoleon I by Vernet

A detail from Italian Andrea Solario's Giovanni Cristoforo Longoni

Detail from The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger

1 comment:

MJH Design Arts said...

I don't think that it would be wise to vex Giovani Cristoforo Longoni. Great post. Thanks, Mary