Sunday, 21 November 2010


Thinking about using the body as canvas and how it has evolved and led back to Yves Klein. “Klein experimented with various methods of applying the paint; firstly different rollers and then later sponges, created a series of varied surfaces. This experimentalism would lead to a number of works Klein made using naked female models covered in blue paint dragged across or laid upon canvases to make the image, using the models as “living brushes”. This type of work he called Anthropometry.

Yves Klein: Anthropométrie à Campagne-Première, 1960

The beauty story by Richard  Burbridge and make up artist Lisa Houghton in 10 Magazine employs the photographer's interest in art and the body as canvas and uses make up to explore various art movements and practices by referencing the work of Yves Klein, Anish Kapoor, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly and the Damien Hirst spin paintings.

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