Delphin Enjolras (1857-1945) Nude by Firelight
A Favorite Custom by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema
A Female Nude by Arthur Hacker
A young Saudi woman curled up in fetal position inside a suitcase, clutching on to her passport as her travel permit dangles from it. Saudi females are not allowed to leave the country without written consent from their male guardians, so her positioning inside the suitcase is meant to signify three issues:
- Her status as a “minor”
- How trapped she feels
- Her longing for independence, thus seeking comfort inside the suitcase because traveling could solve her problems
This portrait’s concept is austere and depressing, the very reason for photographing the model in a dark setting. There is enough light shining on her to allow us to see her and how the travel permit and green passport clash against her black abaya. The maroon carpet framing the subject is also meant to make the passport pop (as red and green are complimentary colors). Her identity as a Saudi woman is what hinders her from gaining independence and traveling, hence the importance of highlighting her passport in the portrait.
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Model: Nouf Bakhsh @nouf_b
Photographer: Bushra Alfaraj @arshub_j
A tribute to Mohamed Bouazizi, the protestor, by Effer Lecébé
At Sidi Bouzid, agricultural capital in the heart of Tunisia, a seller of fruits and vegetables, Mohamed Bouazizi, 26, was slain by fire on December 17 before dying on January 4. His gesture of despair caused a wave of protests and demonstrations against unemployment and the high cost of living unprecedented twenty years throughout the country.
Since mid-December, several other cases of suicides were reported. Saturday, the city of Metlaoui in the mining region of Gafsa, burying a young man who had also set himself on fire.
The artist peacekeeper Effer Lecébé decided to honor this man who has become worldwide and particularly in the Maghreb, the symbol of freedom and human rights.
Is exposed since January 22, 2011, an installation designed by Effer Lecébé, consisting of a stall and a pile of ashes. Fruits and vegetables are offered to visitors. Every day the same, the load is renewed at 19.15 time of the death of Mohamed Bouazizi. efferlecebe.canalblog.com/
Sketch for a mask I was planning on making for an architectural design assignment - fashion + architecture. The sharp rigid form was abstracted from the concept of privacy and protection in a house. The person feels sheltered and safe, with eyes as windows; only people she allows can enter her mind and soul.
“Books Napoli was taken in an abandoned Palazza in Italy… every room was beautiful but this forgotten ‘library’ added an extra surreal quality. The fact that the books had blocked off a doorway but that this was counter-balanced by the light through the other door also added a wonderful balance.” - Barry Cawston. Learn more about the artist HERE.
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