Dressing Room. 11” x 14”, ink on paper, September 2013.
Russian artist Pavel Platonov‘s sculptures and photographs inform one another: The 3D forms become props for his 2D work.
Dabbling in gallery installations and public art commissions, Platonov builds angular, layered forms that loom with a haunting presence.
Wilhelm Kray (German artist, 1828-1889)Psyche with ButterflyThe Germans have achieved some of their greatest successes in the art of figure painting with subjects derived from that legendary lore in which their country is so rich. Among the artists whom this world of phantoms has enchanted, probably the foremost is William Kray.He was born in Berlin, and began his studies there, afterward residing for a long time in Rome and Venice. Ultimately he returned to Germany and ssettled in Vienna, where he speedily won distinction.
Junko Mizuno, Whipped Cream, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 16x20”
Suzy Bishop’s books
McQueen created his own ‘museum of woman-monsters’ in his second couture collection fro Givenchy, Eclect Dissect, shown in July 1997. In the period leading up to to the show, his art director SImon Costin combined the late Victorian costumes McQueen was then looking at with with a series of animated skeletons and muscle men from the sixteenth-century anatomical plates of Andreas Vesalius in a series of collages.
Caroline Evans, Fashion at the Edge (2007)