The Museum of Bad Art collects and exhibits original art in which "something has gone wrong."
The collection ranges from the work of talented artists that have gone awry to works of exuberant execution by artists barely in control of the brush.
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The viewer is struck immediately by the youthful female subject's oversized left arm.
It is unclear whether the petite life-model's well defined abdominal muscles were the result of her commitment to good nutrition and vigorous exercise or the artist's wish to portray her in a most favorable light.
This painting of what appears to be a blow-up doll mounted atop a giant lobster may be unfinished. It may be a study for a larger, hopefully more erotically realized, work.
A young woman boldly turns to gaze at the viewer. She holds a flower of precisely the same color as her piercing blue eyes.
Can the swirling steam melt away the huge weight of George's corporate responsibilities?
Looking somewhat uncomfortable, the lithe female subject is confined to the shape of the canvas in this revealing portrait.
Using a double exposure technique, the artist explores the impact of a rigid world on the female body and spirit over time.
Their sunburns, and the empty champagne bottle help explain the young man's regrettable inability stay awake on the first night of his honeymoon. His new wife gazes blankly, wondering, "Is that all there is?"
A young woman is portrayed lying on her stomach with her hands on her chin and her legs kicking in the air in this portrait of "teenage ennui". She seems to have no joie de vivre. She also has no pants.
Oblivious to the advancing lava flow, the lovely iconic tropical spokeswoman calmly gives us an alluring wink of the eye as all hell breaks loose behind her.
Frightening non-kosher demons haunt this blonde, blue-eyed beauty in a see-through blouse. Her world is cracking apart at the edges, but her careful hairdo and makeup show us that she knows it’s important to keep up appearances.
Rather than cover her face with a blindfold, the artist depicted Lady Justice with no eyes. While she is often seen holding the scales of justice, a sword or a book, she is in this painting juggling a ball of dreaded kryptonite in her ample hand at the end of the long arm of the law.
Her loneliness is the least of this young woman's problems; her visit to the Blue Lagoon has resulted in what promises to be a painful sunburn!
Looking totally relaxed as she strikes a classic pose, a woman with neatly trimmed hair wears only high heel slides that accentuate her slender ankles.
Her nudity distracts most viewers from noticing her unusual right hand, with which she gracefully holds a cup of steaming java.
The subject of this life study is depicted listing slightly to starboard; shrinking away from his purple shadow that looms menacingly. His pain must be physical as well as psychic, as one of the legs of the chair on which he leans (which are portrayed in an impossible Escher-esque “flip”) sits squarely on his left foot.
An apparently "double-jointed" young woman with thick raven-black hair is portrayed simultaneously scratching her right side with her left hand and the back of her neck with her right. Her blissful smile possibly indicates temporary relief from a tortuous case of scabies.
We see a surreal misandric image of giants on a bucolic outing. Three young women play with flying machines and relieve themselves, while the only male in the scene is splayed open as a humiliated vessel. The artist took liberties with perspective, but paid meticulous attention to anatomic details such as the central figure's underboob shadows and thigh gap.
The French title adds to the mystique of this disturbing example of art brut.
Wearing uncomfortable high heel pumps and an ill-fitting sheer body suit, the plus size woman struggles to fit into her alloted space in this painting. Clearly influenced by Fernando Botero, the artist may have intended to challenge society's definition of feminine beauty, or simply run out of room.
Damp tropical heat radiates from this surreal depiction of shapely female fertility. Among the interesting details are the vine emanating from the navel of the figure on the right, and the north/south/east/west divergence of her friend's bosom.
Reclining on a daybed in a pose reminiscent of Goya's "Nude Maja" , the faceless Reubenesque model proudly displays her very large, and perfectly aligned, feet.
A violent sneeze results in a wardrobe malfunction for a beautiful Asian woman. The inscription, loosely translated, reads, "Is that a katana in your kimono, or are you just happy to see me?"