Top iconic images of the world
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Coca-Cola bottle and Christ are history's top iconic images, according to an Oxford professor.
Martin Kemp has collated a selection of 11 images for his book Christ To Coke - How Image Becomes Icon.
A print of Che Guevara, the US flag and Nick Ut's photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack in Vietnam were also included on the list.
He said he wanted to explore why iconic images have "achieved their status".
He added: "The 11 images here are as secure and universal in their iconic status as any cultural products can ever claim to be."
David Sillito reports.
07 Oct 2011
- From the section Entertainment & Arts