Royal Acadddemy of Arts
- This article is about the art museum. For the elementary school, see Dedede Academy.
|“||You all want a fancy-pants art museum?! Y'all got one!||”|
— King Dedede, in Dedede's Monsterpiece
The Royal Acadddemy of Arts is an arts museum that was built by King Dedede for the people of Cappy Town in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode Dedede's Monsterpiece. It was erected in mere moments by the Waddle Dees and established in response to accusations from the townsfolk that King Dedede did not appreciate the arts. Initially, Dedede invites the people of Cappy Town to fill the museum with their own artwork, but he quickly reneges on this idea and instead fills the museum with paintings and sculptures from "across the universe" which he rented at enormous cost from Night Mare Enterprises. As Tiff and the Cappies marvel at these famous art pieces, King Dedede becomes disgusted by them, and decides to have them vandalized by the monster Paint Roller to make them resemble him and Escargoon instead, forgetting that he needed to return the pieces unharmed. Shortly after, Kirby and Paint Roller battle, and when Paint Roller is defeated, the academy and every work of art inside is destroyed with him in a giant paint explosion.
|“||This here modern ultra-luxurial[sic] buildin' is the perfect hangout for you creatish[sic] types to feast your peep-ils[sic] on more art than you can shake a paint box at!||”|
— King Dedede, in Dedede's Monsterpiece
The Royal Acadddemy of Arts is a spacious facility with a marble facade which features a neo-classical look, similar to the real-world Smithsonian American Art Museum. The building itself features many Greek-style columns both in the interior and exterior, though it appears to be actually supported by steel girders. The interior is well-lit, with a pink-ish tinge to the walls and ceiling and a warm yellow tiled floor. It is not clear how many distinct rooms exist in the building, but most of the events that take place inside it are in the lobby and the main exhibit room. There is a separate room that is used to display King Dedede's painting.
King Dedede's painting
|“||Right there, that's me! Since I'm what you call the star of this here paintin', I'm sittin' smack dab in the middle! You'll note the per-spectacles and I put a big ol' impressionistic Sun up there, see? This here's my castle, and right next to it is Escargoon! Note the lack of depth! This here's the Mayor being chased by his sheep! And this here's Kirby! He's being chased by me! See I drawed[sic] him all lumpy to express his inner lumpiness!||”|
— King Dedede describing his painting in Dedede's Monsterpiece
After becoming fed up with the alien art that is displayed in the museum, King Dedede directs the visitors' attention to his own large painting which is initially hidden behind a curtain and sitting in a separate exhibition room. While much larger than most of the other paintings, it features particularly shoddy technique and craftsmanship, with several parts of the canvas left unpainted or only partially covered around the edges. The painting is meant to depict Dream Land and features seven recurring characters from the show, though all of them are severely distorted and some miscolored:
- King Dedede - in the middle and with his hat's pompom moved to the side.
- Tiff - in the upper-right with a much larger head in proportion to her body.
- Escargoon - in the top-left depicted with a bright green shell and his tongue sticking out. (he is depicted "pooping" in the Japanese version)
- Chief Bookem - to the left depicted with slightly darker skin and his gun out.
- Tuff - to the right with incorrect hair color.
- Mayor Len Blustergas - to the lower-left being chased by a sheep.
- Kirby - to the lower-right depicted as "all lumpy". (he is also depicted "pooping" in the Japanese version)
Additional elements of the painting include Castle Dedede in the upper-left with an "impressionistic" red sun above it. The remaining landscape is heavily distorted. In the Japanese version, King Dedede explains that the reason for this is because instead of bothering with perspective, he drew the painting while wearing bifocals.
List of famous paintings on display
The following is a list of every famous painting that is displayed in the Royal Acadddemy of Arts in order of appearance. It should be noted that many of the paintings were changed somewhat from their original appearances, (even before Paint Roller vandalizes them) and further changes were made in the 4Kids version. It should also be noted that this list may be incomplete, as several other paintings feature in the episode which are either too small to distinguish clearly, may be original illustrations, or both:
|Paintings on display in the Royal Acadddemy of Arts|
- King Dedede's painting initially shows only one sheep chasing Mayor Len, but the close-up later shows two.