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One Piece Art Appreciation

Hey whats up everyone, Burningspidermonkey here!

everyone: who the f*ck!?

...ok so most of you probably don't know me yet since I don't edit very much and I've never written a blog before. However, the last chapter of One Piece really inspired me to do this, specifically because of all the references that Oda made to art. I took an art class when I was in high school and it really interested me. My favorite kind of art is Surrealism, the most notable example of which is (and also my most favorite artist of all time) Salvador Dalí. I also like Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, and Abstract expressionism.

So why am I mentioning all this? Because I believe Oda was referencing a few of my favorite art styles in chapter 714. So in this blog I hope to prove that with some examples. However, I'm sure that a few of you will disagree with me. So then I thought why not make this fun. If you disagree with me (and you most likely will), post in the comments which forms art you think Oda was referencing.

I'll start with the images in question:


Exhibit A (This file no longer exists: File:SH_art.png)

Thousand Sunny as Art

Exhibit B

(Sorry, I couldn't find one of the men's room in the sunny)

The most obvious is Brook's appearance

The Scream by Edvard Munch

Next we have Chopper, Nami and Momo. I believe they were based on Pablo Picasso's cubism style of painting.

Guernica by Pablo Picasso

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso

Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso

Self Portrait by Pablo Picasso

And lastly, the Sunny. I believe that both the men's room and the Sunny itself were based on Salvador Dalí paintings. Mostly because of Dalí's use of melted and wavy shapes.

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí

The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Salvador Dalí

Geopolitical Child Watches the Birth of a New Man by Salvador Dalí

Metamorphosis of Narcissus

(I swear this guy was on drugs 24/7)

Now then, if I haven't bored you with this lengthy art lesson, I want to know what you guys think. Let your criticisms run loose and let your artsy side be known. Ok, GO!!!!

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