Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Historical Re-enactments

Egyptian Art

For this series, I chose to re-stage and re-investigate the historical tableau of the ancient Egyptians. To re-interpret Egyptian art within a contemporary setting, I turned to different styles of portraiture.

I was most intrigued with the side facial profile (which Egyptian paintings reflect). There is intentional use in the photographs of textured backgrounds, gold, white, vibrant colors, elaborate fabric and clothing, and eye makeup. My model is female, because the female figure is the focal point of modern-day commercialism. My re-interpretation within a contemporary setting is based around the stylistic of today’s realm of high fashion photography and advertising.

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