Tattoo Marilyn


Germany

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Size: 39.4 H x 29.5 W x 0.8 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil and Pastels on Canvas and Wood.

Oil color and pastels on canvas print
Hand signed by the Artist

This painting is part of my Icon self-portrait 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.

To Marilyn Monroe I felt attracted by her beauty and sensitivity. Sex symbol and orphan child, in search of love and a home her whole life through. To men she was an object of irresistible desire, because at the same time she expressed that extra feminine “guard me and protect me”. But Marilyn was more than her appearance. She never left home without Rilke’s poems. Her tragedy is that she made herself disappear behind Marilyn, playing a role for her lifetime.

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».

Keywords: Paintings, Portrait, Tattoo, Woman, Mixed Media, Black & White, Self Portrait, Dark Art, Celebrity, Marilyn Monroe, Double Portrait, Third Eye

Subjects: Celebrity

Styles: Pop Art, Portraiture, Photorealism

Mediums: Oil, Pastels

Materials: Canvas, Wood

Prints: Celebrity Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Photorealism Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Pastels Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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