Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Fe. 60's Bob Masse

Bob Masse is from Canada’s west coast ahd has been producing concert posters since the 1960’s. He produced posters for bands such as the Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and Steve miller. Bob says that he was greatly influenced by the art and music scenes in Los Angeles ans San Francisco, His brilliant colour palette reflects the emerging psychedelic art of this era. Bob also says the his designs reflect his interest in the art nouveau movement and particularly the work of Alphonse Mucha. My question would be is Bob Masse another Alphonse Maria Mucha or is he just good at tracing (Plagiarism). You be the judge.

Alphonse Mucha (Princess Hyacinth)

Bob Masse (Women Rock 1960's)
Bob Masse isn’t the only person to of ever plagiarized Mucha’s work. Jan McRae (known as “Tamar”), a member of the Children of God cult, released a Flash animation slide show in 2003. There was a striking similaritie between her work and the work of many different artists including Mucha. Dance by Mucha was used as her inspiration even though she claimed to be inspired by “the Lord”.
While Bobs work is undoubtedly beautiful these few examples make me wonder where the rest of his work is copied from.

Alphonse Mucha (Iris 1898)

Bob Masse (Tori Amos 1960's)

1 comment:

stacy said...

excellent post. not sure if this is a post for 60s or 90s. i'll work it out. the art nouveau was a huge influence on other artists such as victor mosoco, wes wilson etc for the pyschedelic movement. masse's references them much more than the others especially in the 90's. i prefer his 60's work for the trips festival. more original. i think the effect of 60's did not leave him well.