Fashioning Art from Paper- Aug 10

Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper

1:00-4:00ish
Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 East Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan 48503
Carpooling- meet in parking lot behind temple at 10:00.

This exhibition features the life-size, trompe l’œil (a visual trick of the eye) paper costumes of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave (b. 1946). Fashioning Art from Paper provides a retrospective view of the artist’s paper sculptures over nearly two decades. From replicas of Italian Renaissance gowns to re-creations of the fantastical modernist costumes of the Ballets Russes, her work spans 500 years of fashion. Each paper sculpture is inspired by depictions found in early European paintings or fashion collections from around the world. Included in the exhibition is a sculpture based on a 1622 painting of Maria Maddalena of Austria and her son, the future Ferdinand II, by Justus Sustermans in the FIA’s permanent collection.

Contact Hillary Handwerger for carpooling information, hhandwerger@yahoo.com

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