Princess Diana and Marilyn Monroe by Werner Horvath, oil on wood – and a little bit ironically. Well, maiden…
Werner Horvath: “Friedrich Nietzsche – the Three Metamorphoses”. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm.
“Of the three metamorphoses of the spirit I tell you: how the spirit becomes a camel; and the camel, a lion; and the lion, finally, a child.”
Dr. Batya Brutin, Director of the Shoah Studies Program at Beit Berl Academic College in Israel, about this particular painting: “Werner Horvath uses the famous photograph of Anne Frank reading a book as a symbol of the tight relationship between Anne and her diary. In his painting Anne’s image emerges from a colorful surrealistic landscape while the book describes black and white bold, naked and emaciated children’s figures. As a result, Anne Frank becomes the symbol for all the innocent children murdered in the Holocaust.”
(In “Anne Frank in the artists eyes”, Peter Wilhelm Art Project, Budapest 2009, ISBN 978-963-06-8114-8).