Graduation collection ‘Masks’ for the Academy of Fine Arts in Sint-Niklaas Belgium (SASK), 2016.

Inspired by Baroque masks, they symbolize two opposites, yet they have similar characteristics.
The word ‘Baroque’ means irregularly shaped pearl.
I chose this theme because of the shapes and variety. In the 18th century the Venetian masks came full glory. In all my set of shoes created eyes and other small characteristics of those masks. During the Baroque period they used a painting technique called ‘Chiaroscuro’, where they used sharp contrasts between dark and light colors. I also use this technique to part the shoes.

Material: leather and paint.

© Amalia Arutyunyan, photo by Patrick Creemers.

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