Monday, November 29, 2010

Andy Warhol’s “Gold Marilyn Monroe”

Andy Warhol’s “Gold Marilyn Monroe” is by far one of my favorite pieces of art. It is the first painting ever remember seeing as a child, even though at that time I did not have the slightest idea of who the portrait was of. I’ve always been very drawn to this piece. It is obviously a portrait of one of the most recognizable figures in pop culture, Marilyn Monroe. All one sees in the image is here head. Marilyn’s face is very life-like. The color choices in the piece are what make it appear not completely true to life. The color scheme Warhol used in the piece is the Split-Complemcentary colorscheme. Her face is a pale violet with spots of a blue/green to indicate her eye shadow and clothing. Her hair is painted orange; as is the border that the portrait is surrounded by.

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