The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Masquerade by shockrock singer Marilyn Manson on display at the Groninger Museum
Visitors look at paintings of US singer Marilyn Manson at the Groninger Museum in Groningen, The Netherlands, on January 14, 2014. The exhibition Masquerade, running until March 16, 2014, displayed water paintings made by Marilyn Manson. AFP PHOTO / ANP / CATRINUS VAN DER VEEN.

GRONINGEN.- The presentation entitled Masquerade consists of watercolours made by the American shockrock singer/artist Marilyn Manson. The theme of Manson’s art is not only the reality of pain and loathing but also – and perhaps primarily – the perception of these. With soft, almost tender lines and colours, Manson contrasts an oppressive alienation of bodies.

Manson has often emphasized that his work as an artist cannot be seen separately from his music and performances. Painting is not a hobby but rather a product on a par with his other expressions of artistic creativity. In this context, we are not dealing with a pop artist who paints some pleasant landscapes as a means of relaxation. As soon as the viewer first encounters the work, a feeling of discomfort begins to make itself felt. And those images remain in the mind’s eye for quite some time. Just as with his stage performances, Marilyn Manson reveals everything.

Manson’s autobiography The Long Hard Road out of Hell, dating from 1998, is a ruthlessly candid description of the anxieties of a boy who grew up as an outsider in the stifling Midwest. He describes how he found in music a form of release from internal tensions. In his analysis he is extremely hard on himself, his family, school and friends. A conspicuous element here is the recurrent distinction between ostentatious violence and refined fragility. The cheap watercolour paint that he uses, for example, is in stark contrast to the themes that he paints. It is not without reason that art historians occasionally draw a comparison with drawings by Egon Schiele. Just as with the great Austrian artist, Manson’s work displays a dark alienation of bodies with delicate lines and colours.

This presentation represents the beginning of a series of larger and smaller exhibitions that the Groninger Museum is organizing in conjunction with the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival

Today's News

January 20, 2014

The personal collection of designer Elsa Schiaparelli to be offered at Christie's in Paris

Victoria & Albert Museum experts discover new John Constable oil sketch

Important works featured at Sotheby's New York Americana Week auctions on 24 & 25 January

Mexican archaeologists find colonial human skeletons in the State of Guerrero

Museum der Moderne Salzburg enters into partnership with the renowned Generali Foundation

Block winter exhibits show Steichen and Warhol examinining American class and society

Philippine court has ruled Marcos jewels could be sold after determining they were 'ill-gotten'

Denmark's Royal Collection of Graphic Art opens exhibition of works by Tacita Dean

Little known Chinese energy company Seven Star Energy Investment to build replica of Titanic

Exhibition of works by artist Roman Signer opens at Hauser and Wirth Zurich

Jasper Johns: Early Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer" opens at the Fralin Museum of Art

Art Stage Singapore closes 4th edition on a record high with total of 45,700 visitors

Masquerade by shockrock singer Marilyn Manson on display at the Groninger Museum

Interasia holds one of the largest Chinese stamp auctions ever

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sets new Arizona auction record at RM's $45.5 million sale

Toward Poetical Grammar: Thomas Salet exhibits at Galerie Frédéric Lacroix, Paris

For Metro Fair-goers, a pair of cutting-edge lounge areas provide exceptional spots to ponder art

Krowswork Gallery presents new and historic paintings by a 94-year-old contemporary artist

Group exhibition curated by Maureen Sullivan opens at Fridman Gallery

60 of Britain's leading creatives: A new book of photography by Cat Garcia

First U.S. exhibition of Arlene Shechet's one-of-a-kind Meissen sculptures opens at the RISD Museum

Documentary Fortnight 2014 brings international selection of new films to MoMA

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful