Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Rock the Vote
Thanks to everyone who took part in the first Art Poll by Bob asking which episode of Simon Schama’s The Power of Art was “the most powerful” for you. At the end of August, the clear winner was Van Gogh (6 votes), trailed by Rembrandt and Turner (3 votes each), with David (2 votes) and Caravaggio (1 vote) bringing up the rear. I’m going to chalk up the light response to late Summer vacations and the fact that a large portion of my readership consists of non-television-owning intellectuals (hah!).
But with September, I’ve decided to really rock the vote and ask the musical question: What is your favorite art- or artist-related song? I’ve come up with a list to satisfy the young, the old, and the in-between, with dueling Monas, too:
Andy Warhol by David Bowie
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) by Don McLean
Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War by Paul Simon
Mona Lisa by Britney Spears
So, whether you have a soft spot for Van Gogh (the defending champion) or think that Britney (above, in simpler times, with a friend) might still make a comeback (to sanity, perhaps), let your voice be heard and cast your vote today.