Diana in Art

Diana in Art

by Mem Mehmet (Compiler)




Diana, Princess of Wales, became the queen of people's hearts. Her genuine warmth and ability to empathize with others, young and old alike, earned her overwhelming affection around the world and her beauty and charisma made her an instant star with the world's press.

As she grew into her new role as wife, princess, mother and ambassador of worthy causes, so did her confidence as a royal cover girl and fashion icon. She would appear on the front pages of magazines and newspapers around the world on a daily basis.

Now Mem Mehmet has gathered together 200 beautiful and varied paintings that celebrate the life of Diana, the People's Princess. "Diana in Art" features portraits from over 130 artists from around the world including Brian Organ, whose seminal image is now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London, Israel Zohar, and Andre Durand.

The book features many American artists including the jacket artist Susan Goulet, as well as Andy Warhol, Rob Surette (TV's Fastest Portrait Painter in the World), Nelson Shanks (chosen personally by Diana to paint her portrait, which now hangs at the Spencer estate at Althorp), and Ralph Wolfe Cowan (whose portrait of Elvis hangs in Graceland), along with many established artists. It also includes many Canadians: Ken Burkitt (a portrait that is made up entirely Swarovski crystals), Roch Defayette and Rich Thistle (whose works have appeared in numerous publications including Time Magazine).

These beautiful, at times surreal, but always revealing works of art cover every stage of her fascinating life and combine to make "Diana in Art" a unique tribute and an extraordinary gallery of art to an extraordinary womanwhose life, work and beauty will live on forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904957034
Publisher: Chaucer Press
Publication date: 07/15/2007
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mem Mehmet was born and resides in London, England. Diana In Art is the result of worldwide research due to his occupation within the airline industry, this has given him a unique opportunity to visit art galleries, studios and exhibitions around the globe, seeking out portraits to compile this exceptional tribute to Diana and her life. Many of the artists featured in this book have been especially commissioned by him to create original and previously unseen paintings. His first publication "Madonna In Art" released in 2004, received much critical acclaim and has been an international success.

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