There is an episode of Hey Duggee, a British children's animation, called 'The Art Badge.' The main episodic theme of this piece is the world famous Frieze Art Fair, and different world famous art works and artists are overtly visually referenced throughout the minifilm, which is essential to understanding and appreciating it properly. I would like to use this film in an EFL lesson about both art and British culture.
I have been able to identify My bed by Tracey Emin, and The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, and references to Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, and Andy Warhol. What other artworks and artists are being alluded to in this episode?
The episode is available here:
The art references start at 1.25.
[I am particularly interested in what is being referenced by the pencil drawn acorn at 4.53].
Yes, this is a childrens' television programme, but as other childrens television and film occasionally do have, it has quite a lot of cultural significance.
Here is a scene from the day of the show. Most of the works referenced appear here. Some of the artworks are quite small. For example, there is a famous lobster-shaped telephone (by???) next to the tiger at the very bottom.
Here are a couple of references missing from that scene (Warhol, Klimt, Picasso, Emin):