«La Tour Eiffel» Limited Edition Print 1/20 Collage by Martina Rall

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«La Tour Eiffel» Limited Edition Print 1/20

Martina Rall

Germany

Collage

Size: 35.4 W x 35.4 H x 0.8 in

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Collage: Photo, Typography, Digital on Canvas, Wood.

Limited Edition Print 1 of 20

Mixed Media on Canvas
Fine-Art-Print
Hand signed & numbered by the Artist,
with a Certificate of Authenticity.

This self-portrait is inspired by my short-story "Paris la Nuit" and part of my series "Being Marilyn Monroe. Icon Portraits.", a series of self-portraits reflecting and expressing my admiration for and my identification with inspiring modern day icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Maria Callas, Romy Schneider, Michael Jackson, Grace Kelly and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Actress Romy Schneider at the age of 17 played a princess, "Sissy", who became Queen of Austria. “Sissy” is one of the most popular German movies of the 50s and made of Romy forever Sissy. Throughout her life she tried to loose her Sissy image. She left Germany for France and for the opportunity to play character roles. And she played these modern women with absolute dedication. Cinema was her life. Her mariages failed. Her son died. Romy only felt good, when she played: “I don’t know anything about life, but everything about cinema.” I admire her beauty, her emotionality, authenticity and intensity in art.

My icon self-portrait series is influenced by the work of surrealist female artists like Frida Kahlo and Niki de Saint Phalle as well as by Italian author Luigi Pirandello's post-modernist approach on identity theory. And it is based on a series of coincidences, that brought me to explore and re-think the inherent nature of portraying providing a practical meaning to the American poet William Carlos Williams' quote: «The artist is always and forever painting only one thing: a self-portrait».


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