Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Cosmetically Applied Colour

I found these images for the 'Spray Collection' on Trendhunter, and they brought to mind the way colour can be used to causally inform smaller details, textures and form. While colour can be been applied to the face, body and hair to enhance their existing qualities, in doing so it can be used to explore the relationship between the body and cosmetics, the woman and her image, the signified and the signifier.  Here we may start of with the image of a contemporary stylised geisha as a cultural construction, but it is evolving.  Subsequently it is important to consider how artists are now redefining images women that have historically been fabricated by men.

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