Art is a powerful thing but it can also be downright confusing. What’s the difference between Monet and Manet? Was it Da Vinci or Dali that painted the dropping clocks? And remind of what Warhol, Pollock, and Rothko were known for? We can’t all be art history majors but we can shine up our brain banks on the daily thanks to this History of Art Clock from the Museum of Modern Art product collection.
MoMA is taking the “stuffy” out of art education by simplifying the works of some of history’s most creative icons. Their names might be well known, but identifying their signature styles has never been easy – until now. Instead of numbers, each spot on this round clock is marked with the name of a famous artist and a representation of their work. For pop icon Warhol, the design is a series of smiley faces that serve as a stand-in for his noteworthy Campbell’s soup series. Salvador Dali’s name sits under the aforementioned melting clock, Pollock is topped by an abstract scribble, and Da Vinci smiles in one of the earliest forms of a selfie known to modern man.
Anyone who loves art or just wants to learn more about our collective creative history will adore this piece and it serves as an easy entry point for younger individuals eager to study up on the greats, too.
- From the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
- Made of MDF with aluminum hands and a quartz movement
- One AA battery required (not included)
- 10" diameter