Artist Fabienne Benveniste
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ABOUT THE WORK
Technique : Pigments, oil and pastels on Toile de JouyAbout this work :I made this painting in Sydney, as I... Read More
Technique : Pigments, oil and pastels on Toile de Jouy
About this work :
I made this painting in Sydney, as I was there in residence. I brought with me a french fabric « Toile de Jouy »in order to paint on it.
La Pérouse is a french navigator who discovered Australia but disappeared with his boat and was eaten in Salomon Islands.
In my imagination, « Melle de la Pérouse » was made over there right after his discovery.
I performed with it, hiding it with black ribbons, as a mourning ceremony.
I was wearing a costume from the18th century revealing underwear of the same time.
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