Monday, May 23, 2011

The Spirit of Marilyn, " Inspired by Warhol", by k Madison Moore Mount Pocono Pennsylvania Artist

The Spirit of Marilyn
" Inspired by Warhol"

11 x 14 Oil painting on canvas

Art within Art Series


I loved Marilyn Monroe and always liked the way Warhol portrayed her.
She was such a glamor puss that I thought it would be fun to bring a little
 of "The Spirit of Marilyn" to a boudior scene that may have been some of her favorite things.
She loved furs and jewelry, perfume, flowers and hot pink and I am sure she had plenty of mirrors!
Another fun painting to add to my Art within Art Series. Enjoy!

Quick Facts about Marilyn Monroe

    •    Born: June 1, 1926 (Los Angeles)
    •    Zodiac Sign: Gemini
    •    Trivia:
Signed with Fox in 1946 for $125 per week.
Studied at UCLA
Was voted Miss California Artichoke Queen of 1947
Was a descendant of President James Monroe
Underwent psychoanalysis
Roomed with Shelley Winters during her early Hollywood days
Was a fan of Beethoven, Mozart, and Louis Armstrong
Was Truman Capote's original choice for the part of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's
    •    To Read More and see a Video on Marilyn Click Here

Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane MortensonJune 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) but baptized and raised as Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and  model. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and  All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles.

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe

Andy Warhol was one of the most influential and talked about artists of 20th century. No mention of Andy’s works can be complete without a mention of Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Paintings. Why is it so and what is that in these Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Paintings that has drawn the attention of art lovers and critics from all over the world to gather in thousands at Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the last 20 years or so? Andy passed away in 1987, but his pop art is still a source of inspiration for budding artists across the globe.

This mass reproducible painting was a beginning of a revolution called pop art that emerged in the 60’s and was copied by many other artists during the era. Andy used many colors to change the face and the mood of the painting. Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe prints inspired many a budding artists who carried forward pop art. Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe prints are resonating with different colors and popularized silkscreen printing that is still a source of attraction for millions all over the world.

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