What is a Parody?

"Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring," a parody based upon Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," created by Mohan Kumar (Docmo)
"Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring," a parody based upon Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," created by Mohan Kumar (Docmo) | Source
Photograph of Daisy Mariposa, the author, which Mohan (Docmo) Kumar used when creating the parody "Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring"
Photograph of Daisy Mariposa, the author, which Mohan (Docmo) Kumar used when creating the parody "Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring" | Source

Parodies are Original — Not Copies

Parodies are works created by artists or writers that imitate or ridicule another’s creation in an amusing way. The earliest examples of parodies were songs or poems in Ancient Greece which imitated yet earlier writing. These examples from Greece and the parodies produced today aren’t copies — they’re original pieces created with the intent of making fun of the earlier work.

In addition to songs or poems, parodies have been created of movies, plays, television programs, sculptures, and paintings. Read more about the different types of parodies and have fun looking at some examples that both Mohan Kumar (Docmo) and I created.

Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

Jan (Johannes) Vermeer was born in the city of Delft in what is now the Netherlands in October 1632. He died at the age of 43 in that same city in December 1675. Vermeer specialized in painting domestic scenes—in interior scenes rather than in landscapes.

Many of the people in Vermeer’s paintings seem to be the same. It’s as if he used models in his paintings and posed them engaged in various everyday, ordinary acts. The backgrounds in the paintings are similar, primarily the same two rooms in a house, possibly Vermeer’s own home, with the furnishings rearranged.

One thing I noticed while studying Vermeer’s work was the pearl earring that many of the women in his paintings were wearing. Vermeer’s models seemed to be wearing the same earrings. In all the research I’ve done, I haven’t seen any mention of this. Whose earrings were they? Did they belong to Vermeer’s wife?

Jan Vermeer preferred using bright colors in his paintings. He took advantage of the natural light and frequently had the sun highlighting one of his models in a given painting. He was especially fond of the colors cornflower blue and yellow.

The model in Girl with a Pearl Earring is wearing the pearl earring and is dressed in cornflower blue and yellow. Vermeer painting Girl with a Pearl Earring in 1652. Less than 40 of his paintings are known to exist today.

Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" was painted in 1652. This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" was painted in 1652. This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less. | Source

Examples of Parodies

Name
Genre
Parody
Airplane
Movie
Disaster movies
Austin Powers
Movie
James Bond Movies
Bored of the Rings
Magazine article (”National Lampoon”)
J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel “Lord of the Rings”
The Chipmunk Song
Song
Song “Christmas Don’t Be Late”
Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring
Painting (Mohan Kumar)
Jan Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
Hill Billy Bone
Video still (Mohan Kumar)
Blake Shelton (Mohan "Docmo" Kumar) and Trace Adkins (Bill "billybuc" Holland)
King Tut
Comedy Sketch (Steve Martin)
Egyptian King Tutankhamen
Mount HubPages
Sculpture (Daisy Mariposa)
Mount Rushmore National Monument (US)
The Raving
Poem (Phil Alexander)
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Saturday Night Live
Television—US
Celebrities currently in the news
Shrek
Movie franchise
All of the films in the Shrek franchise are parodies of fairy tales.
Sunshine Mona Lisa
Painitng (Daisy Mariposa)
Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”
Young Frankenstein
Movie
Classic horror movies

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is a national monument located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The faces of four influential United States presidents were carved in the mountain's granite rock by sculptor Gutzon Borglund. Completed in 1941, the four presidents carved by Borglund are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

The sculpture was completed in 14 years at a cost of $990,000. Each of the the presidential components of the sculpture is as tall as a 6-story bulding. The facial parts are huge—George Washinton's nose is 21 feet long, his eyes are 11 feet wide, and his mouth is 18 feet wide.

The photograph of Mount Rushmore which appears below is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

A markerMount Rushmore -
Mt Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills National Forest, 13000 State Highway 244, Keystone, SD 57
[get directions]

Mount Rushmore National Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The four United States presidents carved in the granite rock are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
Mount Rushmore National Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The four United States presidents carved in the granite rock are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. | Source

Mount HubPages

The parody I created contains the images of Dave Roome, Rick Stephen, Jason Menayan, and James Johnson.

This Mount HubPages parody created by the author features the images of HubPages writers Dave Roome, Rick Stephen, Jason Menayan, and James Johnson.
This Mount HubPages parody created by the author features the images of HubPages writers Dave Roome, Rick Stephen, Jason Menayan, and James Johnson. | Source

Hill Billy Bone

Mohan Kumar took a still from a YouTube video and created this parody. The original image features Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins. The parody features Mohan (Docmo) Kumar as Blake Shelton and Bill (billybuc) Holland as Trace Adkins.

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins | Source
Mohan (Docmo) Kumar and Bill (billybuc) Holland
Mohan (Docmo) Kumar and Bill (billybuc) Holland | Source

Sunshine Mona Lisa

I created this Sunshine Mona Lisa parody using a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and a photograph of Linda Bilyeu (Sunshine625).

Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"
Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" | Source
Sunshine Mona Lisa (Linda "Sunshine625" Bilyeu)
Sunshine Mona Lisa (Linda "Sunshine625" Bilyeu) | Source

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Great fun! I didn't know why you were suddenly talking about Mt. Rushmore...I thought "what a weird segue" and then it all became clear. Very nice job!


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

I'm with billybuc. I had no idea where you were going with the Mt. Rushmore thing. I bet you had a lot of fun writing this very entertaining hub! Thanks for the laughs and the education! Voted up, interesting, funny and shared!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Daisy.....Your humorous side is a total hoot! I still hurt from bill's last hub of google searches....and bill as a long-haired Country Music Star is WAY too much to take right now.......I'm exhausted from laughing.....but that's a GOOD thing.

That photo of you as a child is too damned precious. You look like a perfect Angel, who never did anything naughty. We'll just leave it at that.

Up, FUNNY & Interesting! Nice work Daisy & Docmo!!!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Great hub Daisy! You had me cracking up when I saw Billy's face, for some reason I do not consider him a country singer :) I also enjoyed your Mount Hubpages, clever ideas! :)


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

This is why I like Hub Pages. You learn something new everyday and reading Daisy Mariposa's work is no exception!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (billybuc) a/k/a Trace Adkins,

Thanks for reading and commenting in my crazy new article.

In order for a Hub to be *legal* in the Apprenticeship Program, it must have 500 words. The quickest way for me to get the 500 words so I could feature Mount HubPages with the images of Dave Roome, Rick Stephen, Jason Menayan, and James Johnson was to write about Mount Rushmore.

Now you know why I asked for your permission to use the parody that Mohan Kumar (Docmo) created of the two of you.


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

What a cool hub. Love your questions about Vermeer's inclusion of those pearl earrings. Never thought about that before. Maybe those pearl earrings belonged to his mistress? Doesn't that open up a can of worms?


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rick (PoeticFool),

Did you ever imagine that you would be featured on Mount Rushmore (Mount HubPages)?

When Mohan Kumar (Docmo) surprised me by creating the parody of me as "Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring," I had to think of a way to thank him for creating that wonderful image. It was Mohan's creating his parody that started all of this.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Paula (fpherj48),

I'm glad you enjoyed my latest Hub, my 70th. My good friend Mohan Kumar (Docmo) started all this by surprising me with his parody using the Vermeer painting and a photo of me when I about three years old.

I've used the image of Mount Rushmore in the past. A number of years ago, I was taking a Photoshop course at a community college. I put my instructor's face on Mount Rushmore, and, yes, I received an "A" in the course.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Josh,

I'm glad you enjoyed my parody Hub. Docmo Kumar (Mohan) pictured our friend Bill, a former choir boy, as a county singer. I like seeing Bill with the long-haired look.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Steve (poshcoffeeco),

Thanks for your very kind words, my friend. Since Mount Rushmore is a US National Monument, I had to use images of some of my fellow US writers in the parody.

I do have a photo of you downloaded from your Facebook wall, and I'm planning on creating another parody Hub. I'm just deciding what to do with you.

Hmmm...I could place your head on someone else's body


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've been looking forward to this much anticipated and hub and you nailed it Daisy! Way to go! Loving the fine looking gentlemen on Mount Rushmore and my two favorite hillbilly's Doc and Bill. A creative, fun and clever hub...THAT must be why Sunshine Mona Lisa is smiling!:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sherri (Sally's Trove),

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting. The pearl earrings are a mystery.

I have an entire book filled with Vermeer-era paintings. Several different women are wearing the same pair of earrings, but I've never read anything about those earrings anywhere.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

What fun Daisy! I really enjoyed this collaborative effort. Voted up. Regards, snakeslane


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine Mona Lisa),

Thanks so much for your continued support and your very kind words.

I have two more Hubs to write this month. I think I've just found the genre for them.

It was very gracious of Docmo Kumar (Mohan) to give me permission to use the parodies he created. I owe him a big "thank you."


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

snakeslane,

It's nice to meet you. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Hub and viewing the parodies.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Daisy, I love this kind of thing. I once did a parody of all of the guys I worked with and used The Full Monty poster and we had it hanging up on the wall at work. I also done one for a friend and made her husband a member of The Who - this hub is great fun!

Voted up !


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

lol! I think you got us all with the Mt. Rushmore. Fantastic hub, Daisy! Great information on parody and excellent examples! VUMS.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie (Jools99),

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting. Even though I'm in California, I know which poster you're talking about.

It's fun to create the parodies, isn't it? I think I'm going to publish two more parody Hubs this month. I've been looking for some oil painting to use.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Terrye (TToombs08),

I'm glad you enjoyed my Hub. Thanks for commenting.

I needed to publish at least 500 words along with the images, and writing about Mount Rushmore seemed the easiest thing for me to do.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

What a great hub Daisy, I wondered where you were going with the parody 'hub' and I like the way you've combined historical info on the Vermeer painting, compiled a list of parody mags, gave us Mt Rushmore with those fab gentlemen and put my pic of us two hillbillys on your hub too. A true smorgasbord of delights! voted up of course!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mohan (Docmo),

Thanks, as always, for reading my Hub and commenting in it. I appreciate your continued support.

If you hadn't surprised me by creating "Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring," I would never have written this article.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and funny. This was so delightful. Thanks for sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rasma (Gypsy Rose Lee).

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I have written two other parody Hubs, one about Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," and the other about Grant Wood's "American Gothic." You might like to read those if you get a chance.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago

These are hilarious! Loved it :)

Voting up and funny!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

hahahaha...wow...you amaze me on this one Daisy...please add more parodies...


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Robin,

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting. I appreciate it.

Did you see my parody Hub about Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa? That has some funny parodies of the painting in it.

I published a parody Hub about Grant Wood's painting American Gothic last night, and I'm working on some more parodies this morning.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

raciniwa,

It's great to "see" you again. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article and viewing the parodies.

I published a parody Hub about Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa a few weeks ago, and one about Grant Wood's American Gothic last night. I hope you have a chance to read them.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

What an honor you made me as my favorite President. I loved this Daisy, very creative and humorous, I especially enjoyed Linda as the Mona Lisa. What a funny and entertaining hub! Voted up, funny, awesome, and interesting :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

James (Olde Cashmere),

Thanks for being my model for Abraham Lincoln. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article and viewing the parodies.

Having you seen my parody Hub about Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa? Or the parody Hub I published last night about Grant Wood's American Gothic?


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molometer 4 years ago

Never knew Bill was a country star lol. Great parody and just what the doctor ordered.

Voted up and sharing.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Wow this hub has scored with me on all levels Daisy, you have a creative imagination when it comes to Parody making. I loved the intro to the hub it went into great detail as to what a Parody truly is, and what it means to make one. I loved the cool chart you supplied as well, and all the awesome funny images to.

I think this hub was a wonderful idea to come up with and create and I feel and know it shall succeed on hubpages for years to come, awesome job.

Voted up in every way imaginable, and getting shared far beyond our writers network here. Thanks to many of your friends, and dedicated followers I have located this hub on FB. Awesome stuff!


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peoplepower73 4 years ago from Placentia California

I think Jon Stewart on the Daily Show uses parody to point out the hypocrisy in political issues. Thanks for the hub. Voting up, interesting and sharing.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

I don't know much about art, but thanks to this informative hub, I now know what a Parody is. Excellent topic well-presented!

Thank you Daisy :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michael (molometer),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting.

From what Bill tells me, he was a choir boy, but I like how he looks as a long-haired country singer. The hillbilly parody was not only just what the doctor ordered, it was created by a fellow countryman of yours, who is a doctor.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

CloudExplorer,

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting, both here and on my Facebook wall. I appreciate your very kind words, and also your sharing of my article. I've written three parody Hubs so far and am currently working on a fourth.

I know that you're traveled quite a bit... Have you see my geography Hubs and the accompanying quizzes? You might enjoy some of those.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

peoplepower73,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. As you can see from the table I included in my article, parody is used in many places to get one's point across.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Martie,

Thanks for reading another of my Hubs and commenting in it. I'm glad you learned some new as a result of reading my article.


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molometer 4 years ago

Hi Daisy,

How interesting that a fellow countryman of mine and a doctor to boot , put Bill in the neat country singer cowboy outfit.

Would it be possible for Bill to give us a song or two. : )

Tweet tweet lol


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michael (molometer),

Thanks for visiting again. Docmo (Doctor Mohan) Kumar is very creative, Perhaps he can convince Bill (billybuc) Holland to sing a country song. Which one would you like to hear?


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a great start to your series, I vote up!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Christy,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

Look what I saw on Google+ a few minutes ago...

HubPages just published their latest Learning Center guide about Google+. It includes a screen capture of when I posted a link to this Hub on Google+ right after I published the article.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....well I am self-parody - lol - that's why I usually have the 'cat' in my picture profile - and oh god I said to myself when I saw your series of art parodies -

I am going to love this one - and what fun and laughs I had - so I must hang this up on my Louvre wall of fame at my FB music-cinema group with a direct link back here - do you have a parody of Edvard Munch's The Scream coming up? Off to jump into the lake on this hot day - will pop back later on tonight to see more classic parodies but I surely love this one - nice research too on the genre itself - lake erie time 3:59pm


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Colin / Epi,

Thanks for reading and commenting in my Hub. I appreciate your continued support.

This Hub is one of five parody Hubs that I've done so far. Please check out the others when you get a chance.

Edvard Munch's The Scream won't be in the public domain until 2013. I have to wait until next year before I can use the painting in any parodies.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Haha, I'm really liking your parody hubs. The Girl with a Pearl Earring was truly a masterpiece and then they made a movie about it. In any case, I love your renditions here and great job putting it all together. :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Cyndi (cclitgirl),

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. I'm glad you're enjoying my new series of articles.

If my good friend Mohan Kumar (Docmo) hadn't surprised me with his parody of me as "Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring," I would never have thought of publishing any painting parody Hubs. I was so impressed with the parody of the Vermeer that Mohan did, I created this Hub to showcase it.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I'm back to visit your parodies...it's not easy to stay about from brilliance!:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine),

Thanks for stopping by again. May I ask to whose brilliance you were referring in your comment...mine or Mohan Kumar's (Docmo's)?

I hope it's mine, but you must remember that if Docmo hadn't created the parody using Jan Vermeer's painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and the beauty contest winning photograph of mine, I would never have thought of creating a series of painting parody Hubs.

But, wait! I know why you came back for another visit... You knew I'm currently creating another painting parody Hub, and you were hoping to serve as my model for the third time...


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I still get a kick out of the Mona Lisa parody! They say pearls go with everything, guess this artist believed in that very much. Enjoyed the read.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Ok finally got to read this Daisy and loved it!! Billy's face on Trace Adkin's body was the best. Thank you for putting a smile on my face and for this great 'parody'!!! Shared and voted of course!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I appreciate your continued support..

What I really like about the Sunshine Mona Lisa parody is the contrast between Mona Lisa's smile and Linda's (Sunshine625's) smile.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Janine,

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed my article.

The parody of Mohan Kumar (Docmo) and Bill Holland (billybuc)appearing as Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins was created by my multi-talented friend Mohan. He graciously allowed me to include it in my article.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Daisy, I enjoyed reading this again. I think it's such a shame that your other ones did not make the HP 'cut', they were all fun but also had lots of info about art and art history in them too. Still, this one deserves its place as the original one :o)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie,

Thanks for visiting again. With the exception of the Hub about the gypsies, all my articles are still published. I removed the parodies from the articles and will be uploading the artwork to the Web site I'm currently designing.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

I was going to read this hub earlier, but it got lost among all the others. This is hilarious! The picture of Docmo (Blake) and Bill (Trace) is the best! Those paintings by Vermeer seem a little mystical. This was a very entertaining hub, Daisy. :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Made,

Thanks for reading my Hub, viewing the parodies, and commenting. What makes this article so interesting is that two HubPages writers created the parodies.


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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

you are a very interesting person, daisy!Love the way your mind thinks, and the way you deliver it in your writing! :) Great words!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Shruti,

It's nice to meet you. Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for reading and commenting in my article. I appreciate it.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Lovely to read and a lot to learn.

Very unique Hub. More please...


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Elena (Lady E),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I have published other Hubs that contain parodies. One is about Grant Wood's painting "American Gothic," and the other is about Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Great write Daisy - very entertaining. Thank you and voted up and awesome.

Maria.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Maria (scrittobene),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed the artwork that Mohan Kumar and I created.


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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Very funny hub... it is rare to find a style of writing, and a sense of humor so profound. Voted up

and I must read it again now!!!

Laurinzo


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Laurinzo,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Entertaining, charming and illuminating about your avatar, Daisy.

Voted UP and across the board. Hugs, Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Maria (marcoujour),

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. My avatar (profile picture) is very special to me.

My good friend Mohan Kumar (Docmo) surprised me by creating "Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring." I was so thrilled with the image, I decided to show it to everyone by writing this article.


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pringoooals 4 years ago from Edinburgh

Great hub and great examples! I really enjoyed reading it! Voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Karina (pringoooals),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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Asp52 3 years ago from England

Great work that made me chuckle Daisy-Thanks for sharing


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Andy (Asp52),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

I'm glad you enjoyed the parodies. "In my spare time," I plan to develop a Web site that features a lot of the parodies I have created.


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ajwrites57 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

Very fun! I enjoy these other film parodies: The Princess Bride, Cheap Detctetive, Murder by Death and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I also love the Abbott & Costello's horror movie parodies! Thanks so much! Shared! :o)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

A.J. (ajwrites),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

Movie parodies and painting parodies are fun. I hope I can find the time to create my painting parody Web site. I really could use 48-hour days!


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ajwrites57 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

Nice to meet you. No worries--Google will come out soon with a time delay device that interfaces with Glass so you can get more done!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

A.J.,

Thanks for stopping by again. The time delay device sounds like a great idea!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Truly amazing how you came about this idea and such a thoughtful Hub most interesting and informative thanks for sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Devika (DDE),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your support of my writing.


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

I enjoyed this hub tremendously. I like parodies of all types, but haven't been brave enough to attempt any except the most minor--a parody of the lyrics to an old country-western song (one of my hubs). Kudos to you and Docmo for your talented parodies on this hub!

Voted Up++

Jaye


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jaye,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words about the parodies I created and the ones which Mohan Kumar (Docmo) created.


Saleem Khan 3 years ago

Parodies and copies are the same, that I knew before, since I have gone through the details about the subject, I can see the difference clearly and understand the parody in it's true spirit, thank you Daisy Mariposa for differentiating the two, otherwise was one for me. I liked the parody of Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" for two reasons, one it is made beautifully and second it's Daisy Mariposa's face. I am also fascinated by the pearl ear rings mystery, that was worn by several models of Jan Vermeer's Paintings.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Saleem,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words. "In my spare time," I am developing a Web site which will have parodies and pastiches featured on it.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm liking the look; give me another year and I'll be there. :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (billybuc),

Thanks for stopping by again. With you growing your hair long, Mohan's parody will move closer to becoming a reality.


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

Great job on this! I too was stumped at the introduction of Mount Rushmore, but this is truly in fun spirit how you provided an example.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

CraftytotheCore,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. This was a fun Hub to write.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I have loved your profile picture for so long and wondered about it's origination and meaning. How very interesting to know the story and how the pearl earring came to be. Creativity at it's finest. I've also come to appreciate Mohan on a whole new level. Thank you for creating this enjoyable Hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey (vocalcoach),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comments. I appreciate your very kind words. I'm sure Mohan Kumar will, too, when he reads your comment.

I've wanted to create a parodies Web site for the longest time. In fact, I started one. I've been so busy with my writing outside of HubPages, I'm finding it difficult to keep up with writing Hubs and working on my Web sites and two blogs.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

Interesting hub Daisy, I do appreciate good parodies. Weird Al Yankovic is one of my favourites. Well done.


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Daisy Mariposa 21 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

John (Jodah),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. The parodies created via Photoshop are fun to do. I wish I had more time for them, but I'm too busy writing.


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vocalcoach 21 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Came back for another enjoyable visit. Your combination of educational and humor is priceless. Love the Mt. Rushmore! You are one of the best writers in hubland. Your creative ability brings freshness to all your hubs. Each one is worth coming back to again and again. Big votes and sharing.

Audrey


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Daisy Mariposa 21 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey,

Thank you so much for your very kind words. May I hire you as my agent?

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