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Reproduction of Sargent's painting "Madame X" as body painting

About

As part of the "art history" series, I'm creating another reproduction of a famous work of art as a body painting. 

To create this image, I will do the body painting, photography and retouching.

Below are sample images from past projects. You can see more finished body painting images from this series on my site: DENART NY body painting studio

Judith after Klimt
Judith after Klimt
Temptation of St. Anthony after Dali
Temptation of St. Anthony after Dali
Starry Night after Van Gogh
Starry Night after Van Gogh

Model

Nephelle Milos
Nephelle Milos

In her own words, this is why she wants to be part of this project:

"Sargent’s work in general has such a uniformity of excellence. There is a realism about his portraits, yet there remains a fleeting sense of Romanticism. This period in music is very dear to me as well; the art’s zenith, the death and transfiguration of the Romantic era (leading up to the effects of WWI on all forms of art) have always kept a particular fascination in me."

To become Madame X — Gautreau’s beauty, provocative dress and studied indifference, her rumored affairs — would be, in a sense, to vicariously assume that form, to have lived in that time, if only for a moment. “

Timeline

Body painting + photo shoot: Mid August 2012

Image completion: End of August 2012

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