The Conquest of Art

The iconography of art provides a rich source of images and an ideal framework for video producers, allowing them to convey complex ideas with a mere allusion to an entire movement, oeuvre or artistic concept. This is not to say that these videos are merely stealing from the art world. Rather, as The Art of Pop Video demonstrates, the music video is a synthesis of popular culture, and has evolved its own visual vocabulary which does not need to be validated by a link to 'fine art'. Indeed, it is no longer certain which medium plunders which aesthetic.

List of works
New Order - Blue Monday (1989)
M - Pop Muzik (Remix 89) (1989)
Zoot Woman - We Won't Break (2007)
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To (2005)