Sunday, November 13, 2011

Self Portrait, After Marilyn Monroe- Yasumasa Morimura

<-This is a gelatin silver print done by Yasumasa Morimura in 1996. It is based off of a picture of Marilyn Monroe(seen above) and is entitled "Self Portrait, After Marilyn Monroe. This is a common technique she does like the one we studied in class "An Inner dialogue with Frida Kahlo" where she models herself off someone famous. However in this one she does not resemble Marilyn Monroe. When compared to the picture of Marilyn she did create a lot of similarities, but i would have liked it to be closer. The facial expression especially is not like how Marilyn usually posed and should be more sultry like in the picutre she modeled after or smile like she does in other pictures. I do like the idea of trying to make herself look like famous people and role models.