Violet sur ta poitrine
«Purple on your chest" by James Arax is inspired by the corset in fashion. The molten gold draws the rigid structure of the corset like a modern grid. Full of gold in the typical OpenFlow style of James. Playing with the white of canvas with subtle purple.
« Violet sur ta poitrine » in french, is part of the Gold Corset series. The corset accessory inspires James because it has a long history and has always been controversial. The corset – a garment with a rigid bodice that incorporates boning and is laced together in order to shape the torso – has a controversial history. Today, corsets are still worn by enthusiasts and as part of fetishistic, cross-dressing and burlesque practices; and while they may no longer be part of the average woman’s everyday routine, they have never truly disappeared from fashion.
Theme: Flowing Muse
Series: Gold Corset
Title: VIOLET SUR TA POITRINE
Date of completion: 2009
Place of realisation: Paris
Signature: BACK James Arax - Acronym (sjs)
Mixed technique: Gold pigment, glue, acrylique, ink on canvas
Support: Fine linen canevas
Size: 25,59inx36,22in 65cmx92cm
Format: M -P30
Area: 0,59m2 Height: 0,92m Width: 0,65m