November 23, 2013
The Death (and Martyrdom) of Lady Gaga by Robert Wilson after Jacques-Louis David's 'The Death of Marat'
Experimental theater director Robert Wilson's recreation of The Death of Marat with Lady Gaga as the tragic protagonist. The portrait of the pop mega star by Wilson is one of six to be displayed at the Louvre in Paris starting November 11th .
N’ayant pû me corrompre il m’ont assassiné (Unable to corrupt me, they murdered me) is written on the makeshift writing table of this particular copy of the painting (there are several copies in existence) and also on Wilson's depiction of messianic Gaga's own excellent martyrdom (sardonicism intented).
The Death of Marat is a famous painting by French Neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) of the French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat who was stabbed to death in his bathtub in 1793.
November 19, 2013
November 11, 2013
Realistic images of old, fragile superheroes seem utterly counter-intuitive to those of us who find the existence of fictional, costumed - and youthful, out of this world strong - superheroes intuitive. Andreas Englund, who is a Swedish artist, has created a series of oil-based paintings portraying the life of an aging superhero that is funny, engaging and very emotive.
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