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
On the museum wall
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.
A closer look at a few of the paintings, with higher contrast
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On my trips to different cities, the one thing that I best like to take photos of is their street art. They are at times quirky, at times smart, at times repulsive even, but always very fascinating to my eyes. Take a look at what I captured when strolling around in Athens…
And while you are here, why don’t you take a look at the interesting graffiti in Stockholm, Barcelona & Copenhagen too.
Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi is a short drive from the Kiruna city centre. Some quick snaps to share with you all. And some related posts, too.