Mini Mood Board: Midas Touch

King Midas appears in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. This voracious desire for riches eventually led to his death by starvation. 

This image of Anja Rubik drinking from a golden faucet was inspired by that mythology. Similarly, artist Lina Viktor is having a golden moment with her 24-karat gilded art inspired by the likes of Versace. Viktor uses symbolism, iconography and selfies in her pieces to address concepts of greatness and transcendence, seeking perhaps the fame and fortune that Midas himself achieved.   

L) Painting by Lina Viktor
R) Model Anja Rubik. Photo by Katja Rahlwes for Purple Magazine, Issue 19