"I also love how he incorporates those famous paintings and interacts with them."
Truth to tell, I knew those were famous paintings but not being an art afficionado and being somewhat lazy to do research, I did not dare to mention too much in my first post apart from the fact that they were definitely of European origin...lol!
So I was immensely grateful for Alex's art education and decided to write about these works in a separate post.
This is Alex's website and when you click on Art, you can look for Diao and see what I mean about his Jay fandom:
According to Alex, there are three clear-cut references.
1. The Scream (1893) by Edvard Munch, a Norweigian born painter and printer.
More about Munch here:
And about The Scream:
2. The Persistence of Memory (1931) by Salvador Dali, a Spanish surrealist painter and this is one of his most recognizable works (except to art-ignorant people like yours truly).
More about Dali:
About The Persistence of Memory:
3. The Birth of Venus (1486) by Sandro Botticelli, an Italian painter in the Early Renaissance.
About The Birth of Venus:
4. Another indirect reference was the appearance and mention of apples, likely related to Rene Magritte, a Belgian surrealist artist who had quite a few works centred around that familiar fruit, most notably The Son of Man (1964).
About Rene Magritte:
About The Son of Man:
Only one thing to say about Jay: