I came up with the idea to digitally draw my favorite swimsuits of the season on top of Art History Nude masterpieces. Who better to model them than goddesses from history.
Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486. Wearing Private Party.
Edouard Manet, Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Luncheon on the Grass), 1862-1863. Wearing Lisa Marie Fernandez.
Giorgione and Titian, Sleeping Venus, 1510. Wearing Zimmermann.
Henri Matisse, Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra), 1907. Wearing Mara Hoffmann.
Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon), 1907. Wearing (from left to right) AQ/AQ, Tory Burch, Marysia, Proenza Schouler, Norma Kamali.
Here are the “basement” collection of prints I forgot about from this semester.
The fact that textile patterns are transcribed onto rigid copper plates is a comment on the confined expectations of consumer behavior. Something “beautiful” like these patterns may have once been become almost sad within their new home on a copper plate. The second pairing of images were made on linoblocks. The material I carved on, in itself, is synthetic and not very valuable. The I ❤ NY symbol and the repetitive shirt folding instructions are familiar to suburbanites and again grossly repetitive. Paired next to the “pretty” and intricate fabric patterns, I hope that the entirety of the collection reflects a confined and rigid attitude towards suburban fashion culture about suburban fashion culture.
These 2 new paintings help to reveal the vanity of suburban girl world. Ironically self-image issues are often mistaken for vanity. The first image is taken from a still from the film Heathers. Heather says to Heather, “Bulimia is so ’87”. I am interested in this violence and the real truth that underlies dark comedy.