066 "Lady Gaga"
Lady Gaga Full Image
x 36" / Oil on Canvas
by John WorldPeace
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A partial interpretation from the artist's transient
In the past year, Lady
Gaga has rocketed to the top of the pop charts as a
singer and entertainer. She seems to be several steps
beyond even Madonna.
This painting is my view of Lady Gaga.
1) The hearts in the background portray the love that
accompanies music. They also express the love a star
like Lady Gaga has for music and her fans, as well as
the love they feel for her. This is the global environment
in which she exists.
2) The next level in the painting consists of musical
notes, which signify that her love is channeled through
3) Butterflies on the next level express metamorphosis.
In Lady Gaga’s case, each of her life events is
so different from the previous one that she exists in
a constant state of change. She changes into many different
costumes and characters; therefore there are many different
butterflies to represent each transition. The changes
that Lady Gaga fiercely embraces do not occur only on
stage, but also in her rapidly changing life. This metamorphosis
has recently propelled her to fame, and her image has
gone viral within the world human society.
4) At the center of Lady Gaga’s being is a tigress
who is very aggressive and even predatory. She is no
fool. She is a very intelligent cunning hunter. She
hunts for fame, which comes from the mandate of the
human beings who buy her records. She knows what she
wants and where she is going. She has a goal, an objective,
and a plan. She has the energy and stamina to achieve
her desires. She is so strong that she will not be denied.
Within the love, there is a powerful white tigress driving
A white tiger is as rare an animal as Lady Gaga is a
rare cat, metaphorically speaking. She is heads above
the average star, if not light years ahead. Seldom is
a star able to bring all the pieces together and negotiate
successfully in the very predatory environment of music,
and then proceed to climb to the top of the pyramid.
Lady Gaga has achieved this success.
5) Lady Gaga is holding the WorldPeace Insignia, which
is the artist's signature. All of the artist's paintings
are about peace and WorldPeace.
6) There is only one figure in the painting. This solitary
figure exemplifies the fact that we are all alone, not
only in this world, but in the universe. We each take
responsibility for our own lives. We come into this
world naked and we exit alone, leaving all possessions
and the product of our work in this dimension behind.
We have friends and family, and we socialize, but we
are unique and separate from other spiritual beings.
In traditional nude paintings, the female is seen in
a one-dimensional, passive environment: posing in a
bedroom, sitting in a chair, taking a bath. My nudes
are painted within their entire mental, physical and
spiritual environment. I have not painted Lady Gaga
in a chair or on a bed or even on a stage. I have painted
her among the many aspects of her total spiritual being,
incarnate in a human vehicle.
September 18, 2010