Thursday, 29 April 2010

So Delicate - Yet So Deadly

I have just been astonished by some of artist Yvonne Lee Schultz's creations: beautifully hand-painted porcelain guns. So feminine and delicate, their ornamental style strongly contrasts with the connotation of death and danger they bear. 

I love that they are presented with matching teacups! To me, those teacups are an evocation of the fragility, beauty and frivolity a woman was more than often supposed to incarnate in the past, among others during the Victorian era. The pairing of guns and teacups modifies that idea, giving the hint that women can be sophisticated and delicate without being as innocent and clueless as they seem...

 

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