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Ariane Laroux, Le bijoutier

1985

British Museum

British Museum

In this probing portrait of a jeweller in his studio Laroux forces us to consider her process of looking. We follow the movement of her gaze around the page, destroying the usual hierarchy between subject and environment. The table and its clutter of objects are given as much attention as the man himself, and they take precedence in the centre of the composition. Although the drawing might appear unfinished Laroux has intentionally left large areas of the paper untouched, claiming: ‘I know that the drawing is finished when the white of the paper is transformed.’ [arianelaroux.wordpress.com, accessed 21 January 2016.]

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  • Title: Ariane Laroux, Le bijoutier
  • Date Created: 1985
  • Physical Dimensions: 500 x 606 mm
  • Medium: Graphite
  • Copyright: Reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum
  • British Museum link: Collection online

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