Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Elizabeth Tayor in Diamonds (2004)

The art that I chose from Vik Muniz was a piece of work that he did with diamonds. This portrait is of the famous Elizabeth Taylor. He used more than 550 carats of diamonds!! This portrait is truly amazing. To be famous and successful is one thing but to have an artist take your picture and then make it out of diamonds is a whole other star quality. The face looks so intense and the shading is just right. Also it sparkles in the light which gives the painting a different and unique quality. If you look closely you can see all the separate diamonds that were used. This piece stood out to me because Vik took items that no one would think could make a portrait and he pulled of what looks like a miracle. The way that Muniz uses unusual objects to make his paintings and pictures of art is why he is such a unique artist.

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