Artist Mychael Barratt

Lichtenstein's Dog by Mychael Barratt

Mychael Barratt is a Canadian-born and now London-based printmaker who has some amazing work. I’m thinking he also has a great sense of humor: check out his series of prints created in the style of famous artists, featuring dogs they might have had. I love them! The Lichtenstein above is my favorite, and below there are some others from the series. See how many you can identify, and I’ll put the names at the end. No peeking!

Artist Series by Mychael Barratt

First row: Gormley, Chagall, Pollock  Second row: Van Gogh, Hirst, Dali  Third row: Giacometti, Modigliani, Hockney  Fourth Row: Rothko, Hopper, Warhol

Another fascinating series by Barratt is his “Life Imitating Art” works. In the one below, he’s melded many different famous works of art featuring dogs into a single composition. It’s kind of a little journey through art history. This time you can take a look and see what you can find on your own, then I’ll put the key which identifies the source material he used. But look closely, there are a total of 12 different works in there!

Life Imitating Art VIII by Mychael Barratt

Life Imitating Art Key

Personally, I’ve always appreciated a good sense of humor and wit (is this a Canadian trait or something? A secret ingredient in Tim Horton’s donuts maybe?), and it’s even better when combined with incredible artistic talent. If you’d like to see more work by the very talented and clever Mr. Mychael Barratt, including other series such as his Shakespeare works, visit his website here. Many of the prints are still available for purchase.

13 thoughts on “Artist Mychael Barratt

      • It was great that you recognized Krypto, and thereby raising my cultural awareness…I thought I was doing great lately in the comics category since I gave my husband a huge Incredible Hulk silkscreen print for Valentine’s!

  1. such a fun (and educative!) post. :) his works are all great, and i especially like the Van Gogh & Dali impressions. i always feel enlightened after reading your posts, so once again, thanks for sharing this!

    • Thanks! I almost didn’t include the Dali because there’s a CAT in it…haha. Glad you’re enlightened, and other people are enlightening me…did not know that Lichtenstein dog is Superman’s dog Krypto…actually didn’t know Superman had a dog! Ooops.


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