Item description for Marilyn in Art by Roger Taylor...
Once described as 'the only blonde in the world', Marilyn Monroe's impact in the course of her brief film career was so great that her image remains one of the most potent and poignant of our time, combining waiflike innocence with glittering eroticism, worldliness with profound vulnerability. Much photographed during her lifetime, Marilyn has since been a constant source of inspiration to artists, from Andy Warhol and noted fine artists to the graphic studios who mass produced greeting cards bearing her likeness. Some see her as the public saw her - sensual, half-open mouth, dreaming eyes, heavy, always just-covered breasts. To others, she is the subject of fantasy - bizarre, erotic, expressionistic - an emblem of pure sex, or the embodiment of the wholesome American Dream.
It is the work of these artists that are presented here from around the world, a true testament to her global impact. These portraits exercise artistic licence to the full, but in which there is little that does not connect at some point with the original model in all her fascination, a unique and universal fascination which, forty three years after her death, shows no sign of diminishing.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 10.1" Height: 1" Weight: 2.85 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Chaucer Press
ISBN 1904957021 ISBN13 9781904957027
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More About Roger Taylor
ROGER TAYLOR was a graduate from the Cheltenham College of Art. He has worked with many noted recording artists and musicians and several of his songs have been recorded with great success. He is currently working on the music for two stage musicals, inspired by the lives of Virginia Woolf and Marilyn Monroe.
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marilyn in art Jan 7, 2008
This is an awesome book for any Marilyn Monroe fan - hundreds of amazing art images, most rarely seen. There was a time in the 20s and 30s when movie stars were not photographed for magazine covers but drawn by artists. MM missed that period during her life but she is now probably the subject of the work of more artists than any movie star before or since - many of these art works are to be found in this lavishly illustrated volume. Highly recommended!
Marylin in Art Nov 13, 2006
Anyone who loves the image of Marylin Monroe will enjoy its rendition by various artists in this book.
A Tribute in Art Aug 26, 2006
Marilyn Monroe was an icon of our time. It is hard to believe that if she had lived she would have just had her eightieth birthday. And it's hard to believe that she has been dead for forty four years. She was only 36 when she died.
This book, MARILYN IN ART is a beautiful collection of drawings made of her by a wide variety of artists. In some cases she is cartoon like, others more like classical photographs. Each seems to manage to capture some essense of the woman. The art is combined with short quotes from a wide range of people who knew her, worked with her, photographed her or had some kind of relationship with her.
The book doesn't attempt to answer any of the questions about her death, it doesn't go into a psychological analysis of the likelihood of suicide. Instead it is a tribute to her, to her work, to the times she helped to create. And in this it is a great book. Perhaps the art shows more of the inside of Marilyn than photographs could. It's a book hard to put down, even after you've been through it once.
Beautiful tribute to an outstanding Star! Jul 1, 2006
The book has finally reached me and waiting for it was well worth it. What a great feeling to see some of my art work in it! A lot of the art works published in it is truly beautiful and there is everything to fit all tastes! What a pleasure it is to see some friends' paintings: William Davies, Albert Leonard, Mary Belzunce, Frederic Cabanas... Thank you to Roger Taylor for compiling such a superb book.A must for all fans! Marc Gélis
Awesome Jun 21, 2006
I am an artist in this book and recommend it to the fullest! Check out page 164.