Out of the many dictionary meanings of the word ‘contrast’, this one’s just perfect for the legendary Marilyn Munroe, both as a painting and its muse.
con·trast [v. kuhn-trast, kon-trast; n. kon-trast]
noun : a person or thing that is strikingly unlike in comparison
This is a photo of Andy Wahrol‘s famous set of silkscreen paintings of Marilyn Munroe’s portrait in highly contrasting colors, that I clicked at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, at Humlebaek, Copenhagen. Wahrol did the first rendition, called the Marilyn Diptych, soon after Munroe’s death in 1962.
Ever since this piece of art and its reproductions have adorned anything from museums and art galleries to tee-shirts and coffee mugs. But on the brighter side, it has also inspired a whole generation of pop-artists.
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9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts”
Great post… I just googled about this artist, one of his art work was sold for $105 Million, nice one 🙂
Oooh, isn’t that massive!
Yeah… 105 somehow reminds me of my birthday, 10th of may 😉 Do you participate in Writing 101 as well ?
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aha, nice observation!
Writing 101…not yet, but who knows, I might try it one of these days 🙂
Really cool post!
I’m glad you think so, Carol 🙂
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Really interesting choice for the challenge. 🙂 great pic..
Thanks Mona, isn’t she gorgeous!