Madonna is ‘Queen of Pop’ symbolised by antique gold, a sex goddess denoted by scarlet, the colour of passion, and the lacy glove she wears hints at her fashion icon status. As a highly controversial figure in terms of religion she wears Marion blue (the blue worn by the Virgin Mary in the Catholic religion into which Madonna was born). The light is ambiguous: a stage light, a symbol of stardom or a religious star?
My portrait is inspired by a photograph by Solomon N'jie of Madonna, Who’s That Girl World Tour, 19 August 1987, Wembley Stadium. Sol says, “Like the vertical. It reminds me of how Madonna would go to the edge of the (large) stage at Wembley Stadium lean over and sing to the fans pushed up against the front barrier.”
Digital painting on Canon Pro Luster Photo paper. Framed.
Size of image: 30.48 x 30.48 x 1.5cm (12 x 12 inches).
Size of frame: 33.5 x 33.5 x 1.5cm (13 x 13 inches).
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