Sistine Chapel Blue
This piece is based on the renowned Michelangelo painting – ‘The Creation of Adam’ at the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. Endless has added his iconic Chapel perfume bottle, as if it is a sacred object being passed from one figure to the other on the second canvas. Endless’ modern twist on the classic swaps God and Adam for Barbie and Action Man, adorned with luxury shopping bags, commenting on modern society’s worship of brands and luxury goods. The vibrant background is complemented with bold, italic fonts at the forefront of the painting, a nod to the advertising industry’s use of slogans and typography, which is often represented throughout Endless’ work. The original artwork this print is created from, consists of two canvases hung side by side. The use of two canvases for one artwork serves as another reference to religious diptych paintings, but modernised in true Endless style.