Thursday, May 26, 2011

Question - 665

Identify the women in the painting. Connect one of them to the second visual. The connect is slightly tangential.

Answer: The painting is that of Orpha, Ruth and Naomi from the Book of Ruth. Orpha is the given name of Oprah Winfrey whose friends found it too hard to pronounce it and changed it to Oprah. Orpah literally means turning back in Hebrew and Oprah turned her name backwards to name her production company Harpo. The picture is of course Harpo Marx. Question marks the conclusion of the wildly successful Oprah show and I was hoping the tags would help with the tough visuals. Krishna is the only one to get it. Bravo.


Anonymous said...

Orpah, Ruth and Naomi from the Book of Ruth. Orpah was the original name of Oprah Winfrey whose company is named Harpo. The 2nd image is that of Harpo Marx.
- Krishna

Raghu said...

Nice one