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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Maisie Broadhead / Mackey's Mark (Alison Mackey)

Photographic re-enactments of historical paintings are a hallmark of UK artist Maisie Broadhead. In her "Jewellery Depicted" series, she chooses paintings "where jewellery is at the centre of the image's meaning" and then creates the jewellery for real, revealing them to be "a collection of distorted and hidden half-truths." Pictured above are rings based on Portrait of a Jeweller (1516) by Franciabigio (1484-1525).

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