Print made for the Outdated Festival at the IESA (L'école internationale des métiers de la culture et du marché de l'art).
To fit the anachronistic theme of the festival, ancient Egyptian women apply modern make up and wigs.
For ancient Egyptians, cosmetic treatment symbolized desirable and divine qualities while also protecting against dust and infections. As the story goes, the god Horus lost his eye while fighting his uncle Seth, and so invented eyeshadow to restore his perfect beauty. In the Old Kingdom, the colours in fashion were black lipstick and green eyeshadow, which was eventually replaced by khol.
Adeline Fleuve is the pen name of a French & Jamaican-Chinese illustrator, graphic artist, advertising artistic director & translator currently based near Paris.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.