Tableau Vivant Trompe l'oeil Body Painting


I had always had a fascination with the ancient art of Trompe l'oeil, in which the viewer is tricked into preserving a two dimensional picture is 3 dimensions. With my first Tableau Vivant 'Abstracted Form' 1980 I was firstly interested in camouflage and then reversing the traditional Trompe l'oeil idea, and making a 3 dimensional shape disappear & transform into 2 dimensional abstract paintings. It had for me became a natural extension of my other paintings.

 


‘Scrutinized’, 1990. Model: Emma Woollard. Filmed in process by German Television, ZDF Program –‘Mona Lisa’ for a Profile on Timna’s work..
Detail; Tableau Vivant, No; I, 1985. Art direction, painting & makeup, Featured in ‘The Face’. Model: Katrine Boorman Photography: Jamie Long.
Tableau Vivant, No; I, 1985. Art direction, painting & makeup, Featured in ‘The Face’. Model: Katrine Boorman Photography: Jamie Long.
Tableau Vivant, No; II, 1985. Art direction, painting & makeup, Featured in ‘The Face’. Model: Katrine Boorman Photography: Jamie Long.
Tableau Vivant, Angel, 1985. Art direction, painting & makeup, Featured in ‘Vogue’. Model: Katrine Boorman Photography: Jamie Long.
Tableau Vivant, Dark Angel, 1985. Art direction, painting & makeup, Featured in ‘Vogue’. Model: Katrine Boorman Photography: Jamie Long.
Abstract Form No: I, 1980. Body painting Trompe l’oeil Camouflage.
Abstract Form No: II, 1980. Body painting Trompe l’oeil Camouflage.
Abstract Form No: II, 1980. Body painting Trompe l’oeil Camouflage.
Abstract Form No: II, 1980. Body painting Trompe l’oeil Camouflage.
Detail: Abstract Form No: II, 1980. Body painting Trompe l’oeil Camouflage.
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