Marie Antoinette series - limited edition


Marie Antoinette series - limited edition

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"Marie Antoinette series" (2019)

This is a medium format photograph taken with a vintage Rolleiflex. The effect of the photo almost looking like an impressionist oil painting is due to the photography technique and not acquired in the darkroom or by digital manipulation.

I wanted to create a “Marie Antoinette” that is historically accurate (as I could make possible) while at the same time making her real as if she still lives today. While researching women in art from the 18th century I found very little nudity, it was all very chaste. To remain historically accurate I chose to keep it vestal like it was done in the paintings from that time. The underwear from the 18th century was a long white shift as I have tried to imitate in the photo. Did you know that Marie Antoinette shocked the nation by having herself painted in a white sheer dress? The painting was banned. Seeing a woman in a dress like this was considered nude and not appropriate. To create the sense that we really went back in time to the late 1700s or to create the idea that in some dimension she still lives today, I chose to work with long exposures on an old camera. Some shots actually turned out looking like ancient negatives.

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Limited edition of 30 excluding 2 artist proofs. Printed on Hahnemuhle fineart paper, signed, numbered and authenticated by the artist. The Myscha Oréo watermark will not appear on the prints.

Prints sold unframed with a white bleed.

Please be aware that colours may vary monitor to monitor. Subtle variations in sharpness, shadow, light, softness and grain are all part of the creative expression of the artist. Actual sizes may vary slightly according to the layout of the photo.

Purchasing a print does not transfer any rights. All artwork remains copyright of Myscha Oréo and may not be reproduced in any way. There are no unauthorized, unsigned, unnumbered and/or unauthenticated prints. There are 2 additional Artist Proofs outside the regular editions. The artist reserves the right to reproduce prints outside the limited edition for promotional purposes, in books, magazines, exhibitions and press cards.

Please allow up to 3 weeks for shipping. In case you cannot wait , send an email and I’ll see what I can do.

For purchasing large size limited edition prints please email for inquiry.

* Try to avoid touching the photograph with bare hands, so that fingerprints, stains or other damage cannot occur. The fine art paper on which this photo is printed is of museum quality, but vulnerable in that respect. Please use special gloves or soft cotton gloves when handeling the print.