Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Grand Tour: 8

This is the first of The Grand Tour collages to take a different approach. It juxtaposes the carefree, fashionable women of a Peterson's Magazine fashion plate with images of (from left) Russian, Swedish, Chinese and Tibetan women whose lives are markedly different. The engravings - from "Circling The Globe In Stories of Travel" - are contemporary to the fashion plate, heightening the disparity. There also is a voyeuristic quality - as in almost all travel - to the women gazing from behind a fence. 11.5 " x 8.25 on cloth-covered art text book cover, hung with a velvet ribbon.

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