Th self-portrait is put under the spotlight once again in The Camouflaged Beauty of Fashion, an exhibition presented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery which features the work of Isabelle van Zeijl. The Dutch artist is the latest photographer to challenge our ideas of self-representation and beauty, by combining fashion, fantasy and art history in her work, putting a contemporary twist on the traditional portrait. To do this she uses models for, styles and edits every shot herself. Often she appears naked, wearing elaborate headpieces that echo those worn in the paintings of the old masters, but expands them to gargantuan proportions with flowers, hair or swathes of lace.
Van Zeijl has worked with a number of fashion designers, such as Iris van Herpen, Claes Iversen and Jan Taminiau and her work has appeared in Harpers Bazaar. From 24 June you can see her latest exhibition at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery on Pall Mall.
|What||The Camouflaged Beauty of Fashion presented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
24 Jun 19 – 30 Jun 19, 12:00 AM
|Price||£Pre-preview only for Culture Whisper Members|
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