In this ongoing series of quietly elegant photographs by Suzanne Jongmans, she explores textures of both the past and present. Using the foam materials from packaging and insulation, she has fashioned them into the collars, shawls and clothes commonly seen in the 16th and 17th century Dutch, Flemish and French portraits by the likes of Golden Age and Dutch Renaissance painters Vermeer, Franz Hals, and Francois Clouet.
Below are the photographs and foam sculptures by Suzanne Jongmans interspersed with paintings from The Golden Age so you can see the inspiration for her work.
Franz Hals, Portrait of a Woman, 1635:
Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a balance, 1664:
Franz Hals, Portrait of a woman, 1630-1635:
Although Suzanne does not reference Spanish painter Diego Velazsquez in her explanation of the series, she clearly was inspired by his famous 1656 painting, Las Meninas, for this one:
detail from Velazquez' Las Meninas:
Some of these photographic prints are available for purchase through Saatchi Online here
Inspired by this post on Beautiful Decay
See more of Suzanne Jongmans work here.
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