Art History 101

Today’s display was a gallery of art for our players. The main banner image was Pablo Picasso’s bouquet of flowers with a quote which means “Everything you can imagine is real.”

The front banner was based on Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie.

And then there were the two-sticks. Riveters painted a custom banner for each player, and we presented them to the players after the match.

Jackie Acevedo was based on Frida Kahlo’s “Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird”.
Nadine Angerer was based on posters from the Bauhaus school, particularly the work of Joost Schmidt.
Michelle Betos was based on Fernand Leger’s “Woman with a Book”.
Vero Boquete was based on a detail from “Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez.
Amber Brooks was based on Robert Indiana’s“LOVE”.
Steph Catley was based on Aboriginal dot paintings.
Sinead Farrelly was based on “Portrait of Maggie Wilson” by Frank Duveneck.
Tobin Heath was based on the work of Bob Ross.
Sarah Huffman was based on Raymond Kaskey’s Portlandia statue.
Angie Kerr was based on the work of Patrick Nagel.
Allie Long was based on Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroes.
Nikki Marshall was based on M.C. Escher’s “Hand with Reflecting Sphere”.
Emily Menges was based on the work of Keith Haring.
Jessica McDonald was based on Laylah Ali’s Greenheads series.
Alex Morgan was based on Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.
Rebecca Moros was based on old Samurai woodblock prints.
Courtney Niemiec was based on the work of Roy Lichtenstein.
Mana Shim was based on Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”.
Christine Sinclair was based on Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase”.
Kat Tarr was based on Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell.
Hanna Terry was based on “Woman with Braid” by Jacques Lipchitz.
And Rachel Van Hollebeke was based on Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”.

We Louvre our Portland Thorns!

Edit: LOOK at these wonderful pictures on Twitter from @kellehel! If you didn’t see the two-sticks or the front banner, here they are.
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And this one from Amber Brooks shows the big banner, two-sticks, and front banner: looky

13 thoughts on “Art History 101

  1. omg these are so beautiful! great great great take on the end-of-season player-specific standards, this was one of my fave Timbers/Thorns tifo ever.

  2. Daaaaaamnnnn!!! So effing awesome. I can’t get over it. RCR have stolen my heart as much as the Thorns. Nice work. Next time I wanna be a part of it!!

  3. Great display! The RCR outdid themselves this time.

    I just want to know which tribute to do for which player. Random? Or by whatever “made sense”? The Mana Lisa has a nice ring to it.

    1. We matched up artists based on lots of reasons: the players’ names, personalities, place of origin, physical characteristics… I think you have it right with “whatever made sense”.

  4. This is by far the best Portland soccer player salute to date. The Riveters do it better than any supporters groups…ANY. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this work of art. What a beautiful and thoughtful salute to our players.

  5. I was at the game on Sunday and have to say to TIFO and the portraits were absolutely awesome. Almost as good as the game. Great game, Thorns! PTFC.

  6. This is the classiest thing I have ever seen in my 50 plus years of following sports. I am glad my daughter has become an active participant with the Riveters in supporting the Thorns and thoroughly enjoyed the four games I cheered with the Riveters this year. Go Thorns!

  7. No link for Louvre?? 😉

    This was a very creative imitation of famous artworks. My favorite had to be Alex Morgan’s re-imagination of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, followed by the Warhol-style artwork of Allie Long.

    Great work on these images!

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