Paolo Schmidlin, Marilyn Monroe

Paolo Schmidlin, sculptor, created this beautiful, evocative sculpture of MM based on her figure in death. While I might normally find something like this exploitative of the star, in this case, it is so beautiful I feel it is a final tribute to her. It also evokes the common practice of the Victorian era to photograph the dead body, and while some find this too disturbing, it was the last chance of people to have a final view of their loved one (and perhaps for some they could afford few pictures in life.) Jean Cocteau, Surrealist, stated: “Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death should serve as a terrible lesson to all those, whose chief occupation consists of spying on and tormenting film stars.”

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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