Le bonheur c'est maintenant avec Pierre


Germany

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Size: 19.7 H x 19.7 W x 0 in

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Art Description

Photography: Photo, Manipulated and Color on Paper.

Photo Collage
Lightjet Print on Kodak Metallic Paper
Limited edition 1 of 1
Numbered and handsigned on the back. With a certificate of authenticity.
© 2016 Martina Rall. All rights reserved.

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Since a couple of weeks I am working on a Niki de Saint Phalle self-portrait for my icon portrait series. I admire the woman and the artist in her. To me and to my artistic work she is one of the most inspiring women artists of the 20th century. I could create dozens of Niki de Saint Phalle self-portraits. This artistic incarnation has become a real obsession to me. Niki is sharing my days and my nights. Artwork and daily life merge into one. What's in my mind is blended with how I feel and what I see around me.
"Le bonheur c'est maintenant avec Pierre" is inspired by a short stay in Vienna, in detail by a walk through the Burggarten.

"Le bonheur c'est maintenant avec Pierre" is 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.
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: Portrait, Shooting, Surreal, Target, Woman, Vienna, Self Portrait, New Media, Collage, Conceptual, Niki De Saint Phalle, Grey

Subjects: Pop Culture/Celebrity

Styles: Conceptual, Modern, Photorealism, Fine Art, Portraiture

Mediums: Photo, Manipulated, Color

Materials: Paper

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