Wednesday, January 13, 2010

That Is Priceless: Art’s greatest masterpieces with funny new titles

That Is Priceless is a humor blog based on a simple idea: Take classic works of art in the public domain and post them online with funny new titles.
It’s the work of Los Angeles-based television comedy writer and producer Steve Melcher. Once a day, Melcher posts a work of art – usually a painting – and gives it an alternative name.
The above sample is a 1913 series of paintings by John William Godward that Melcher renamed "Effects of Alcohol on Model's Willingness to Pose Nude.”
Melcher’s humor is often topical in nature, poking fun at the likes of Roman Polanski, Conan O’Brien and Matthew McConaughey.
That Is Priceless was selected as one of Google’s Blogs of Note on Dec. 28, 2009, and featured in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 6.

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