Color and Design 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Audrey Flack, Marilyn (Vanitas), oil over acrylic on canvas, 1977
Marilyn: Still Life, Vanitas, and Tromp l'oeil
A vanitas alludes to "the vanity of worldly pleasures and to life's transient nature," like hourglasses and candles. The painting embodies "life, death, and the celebrity."
The space of the painting is extended, it does not all fit in the frame.
I loved the realistic-ness of the painting. It's actually a bit terrifying that it isn't real. Everything about it is magnificent, the reflections and highlights...it's amazing.
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