self portrait with necklace of thorns

the signs as famous paintings (not necessarily based on the artists’ actual sign)

ARIES: The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh (1889)

TAURUS: The Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (1484-1486)

GEMINI: Impression, Sunrise, Claude Monet (1872)

CANCER: The Kiss, Gustav Klimt (1907-1908)

LEO: The Scream, Edvard Munch (1893)

VIRGO: The Son Of Man, Rene Magritte (1964)

LIBRA: Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth (1948)

SCORPIO: Guernica, Pablo Picasso (1937)

SAGITTARIUS: Nighthawks, Edward Hopper (1942)

CAPRICORN: Saturn Devouring His Son, Francisco Goya (1819-1823)

AQUARIUS: Self-Portrait With Thorn Necklace And Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo (1940)

PISCES: The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali (1931)

Window to the Soul

Details taken from: Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird’ (1940), Ford Madox Brown’s ‘The Irish Girl’ (1860), Pablo Picasso’s sketch of Francoise Gilot (approx. 1946), Paul Cezanne’s ‘Le paysan’/‘Peasant’ (1891), Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ (1665), Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait (1889), Henri Matisse’s ‘Self-Portrait in a Striped Shirt’ (1906), Laura Knight’s sketch of Elizabeth II (1950), Francis Bacon’s Self-Portrait (1969), Lucian Freud’s ‘Head of a Girl’ (1976), Fayum Mommy Portrait (1st-3rd C.), Elizabeth Catlett’s Untitled Portrait (approx.1947).

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 PART I - Lorde’s lyrics inside artists frames


‘’(…) Only bad people live to see their likeness set in stone.’’ - Still Sane (Pure Heroine - Lorde).

Portraits of Vincent van Gogh - (1853–1890).

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‘’And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold’’ - Flicker (Hunger Games - Lorde and Kanye West Rework)

Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird - Frida Kahlo - (1940)

Me and My Parrots - Frida Kahlo (1941)

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An examination of art and capitalism; of expression and function; of personal and corporate.

Logo+Art is an offshoot of my Mag+Art Project. Inspired by Swoosh Art Tumblr  and Sandrine Nugue’s Male/Female.

Apple + The Son of Man by René Magritte
Barbie + Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci by Piero di Cosimo
British Petroleum + Three Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh
CBS Television + The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait) by Gustave Courbet
Ferrari + Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David
National Aeronautics and Space Administration + The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
National Basketball Association + Gladiators by Leon-Maxime Faivre
Puma + Scout Attacked by a Tiger by Henri Rousseau
Shell + The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Starbucks + Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Necklace of Thorns, 1940

In this painting, Frida paints herself in a frontal pose to enhance the immediacy of her presence. Hanging from the thorny necklace is a dead hummingbird. In Mexican folk tradition, dead hummingbirds were used as charms to bring luck in love. Over her left shoulder the black cat, a symbol of bad luck and death, waits to pounce on the hummingbird. Over her right shoulder the symbol of the devil, her pet monkey, a gift from Diego.