Monday, 3 May 2010

Fashion and Surrealism

These are three quick portraits that I did this evening.

They are from a fantastic picture book called 'Fashion and Surrealism,' by Richard Martin, in which he explores the close ties between haute couture, and the surrealist artists.

It is a great book to work from, when I want to give my work some historical, cultural and contextual depth, even if the images in themselves seem to be fairly shallow or trite. This makes actually creating the work more meaningful and enjoyable, when it feels like it is connected to art history.

But I always lend this book out from the library, and renew it countless times- it's so enjoyable to look at and read.

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