verhoeven

An interesting combination of vulnerability, sexuality, and fashion is found in Julie Verhoeven’s work. I’ve been a fan of her since I was first introduced to her work a few years ago, and I think she’s an appropriate research subject for this project.

The use of line and colour in her images work so easily together that they are nearly indistinguishable from one another in certain images, and her fluid style of drawing seems fantastically detailed while actually leaving quite a few aspects of the drawing “technically” unfinished. The almost humorous emphasis placed upon sexual characteristics in some respects is interesting as well, in that it directly addresses the idea of the male gaze.

(Although, it is worth mentioning that the figures in her works seem to consistently display a sense of confidence, which is just about the opposite of what I’m going for.)

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