Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book Mark: 19th-Century Century Novel Dioramas

Artist Julia Callon’s Houses of Fiction is a series of photographed models depicting rooms from five 19th-century novels by women writers. The models explore both the sedate surfaces and the chaotic subtext of each novel. “The dichotomous representation of women — mad or sane — is crucial to represent in this series,” Callon writes. “Therefore, each story is presented as a diptych: one image represents the passive, subservient woman, while the other represents ‘madness.’”

You can view all the models on Callon's site; below is just one set based on George Eliot's The Lifted Veil.

The Lifted Veil, No. 1

The Lifted Veil, No. 2

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