What is the painting Humbert walks past at the beginning of the Kubrick film Lolita?
It is called "Sudden Demise of a Love" and is painted by Karl V. DerHeimer, a German artist.
Lolita was the nickname of one of the principal characters in Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita. Lolita's actual name was Dolores, with whom the narrator, Humbert Humbert, develops a sexual obsession. Lola (diminutive: Lolita) is a common shortened name for Dolores in some Spanish-speaking countries. Nevertheless, "Lolita" and "loli" has come to be used as a general reference to a seductive or sexually attractive young woman.
Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" was the basis for Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film of the same name. Nabokov won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay while Kubrick won for Best Director. James Mason and Sue Lyon played the lead roles, while a remake of "Lolita" in 1997 starred Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain.
Ben Silverstone has: Played Henry Metelmann in "Timewatch" in 1982. Played Taplow in "The Browning Version" in 1994. Played Young Humbert Humbert in "Lolita" in 1997. Played Steven Carter in "Get Real" in 1998. Played Joe Nyland in "Doctors" in 2000. Played Very Young Applicant in "Shackleton" in 2002.
Truthfully, you don't want to be like Lo. She was kind of cruel, and constantly victimized by Humbert. She was...."damaged goods" if you will. Having promiscuous sex at twelve with a boy at camp, her stepfather, and a play write pedophile. :( She is the symbol of children exposed to corruption, just as Vladimir Nabokov intended her to be when he wrote it.
The cast of Lolita - 1997 includes: Annabelle Apsion as Mrs. Leigh Lenore Banks as Nurse at Hospital Don Brady as Frank McCoo Scott Brian Higgs as Policeman (accident) Michael Culkin as Mr. Leigh Paula Davis as Motel Clerk Dorothy Deavers as Receptionist Michael Dolan as Dick Cy Fahrenholtz as Hotel Guest Kirk Gagnon as Car Hop Tim Gallin as Hospital Orderly Joan Glover as Miss LaBone Michael Goodwin as Mr. Beale Ed Grady as…