Behind the scenes Rococo by Alexia Sinclair

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Behind the scenes Rococo by Alexia Sinclair
IMAGE © ALEXIA SINCLAIR 
In 2014, Alexia Sinclair embarked on a new series that would span a three year period. "Rococo" is a series of theatrical artworks inspired by the lives, fashions, gardens and motifs of 18th century high society. Following the design aesthetic of this period, the series is sensual, playful and flamboyant.



Sinclair relocated from Sydney to an acre of fertile land in Australia's Southern Highlands to grow extensive gardens for the project. In spring of 2014 and 2015 she harvested these gardens to arrange her models in a series of sumptuous flowerbeds onsite in her studio.


IMAGE © ALEXIA SINCLAIR, Field of Dreams, 2016 Throughout the year I've been meticulously constructing a new body of work as part of my ongoing Rococo series. The first released artwork Field of Dreams revisits the Coiffure à la Belle-Poule, a daring hairstyle that became synonymous with the excesses of aristocrats in 18th Century France. The extravagant pouf, featuring a model-ship sailing in a sea of curls, was first worn by Marie Antoinette in response to the naval clash that occurred between the British and the French in 1778. A sea of royal irises set the stage and the naval theme continues throughout the intricate waves of pearls and golden beads decorating the gown and epaulettes. For print enquiries, please contact info@alexiasinclair.com Website, https://alexiasinclair.com/collections/rococo#field-of-dreams Photography: @alexiasinclair Model: @kristinejensson Beauty: @sarahlaidlaw #rococo #alexiasinclair #photography #flowers #bellepoule #marieantoinette #versailles
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IMAGE © ALEXIA SINCLAIR, Field of Dreams (detail), 2016 Throughout the year I've been meticulously constructing a new body of work as part of my ongoing Rococo series. The first released artwork Field of Dreams revisits the Coiffure à la Belle-Poule, a daring hairstyle that became synonymous with the excesses of aristocrats in 18th Century France. The extravagant pouf, featuring a model-ship sailing in a sea of curls, was first worn by Marie Antoinette in response to the naval clash that occurred between the British and the French in 1778. A sea of royal irises set the stage and the naval theme continues throughout the intricate waves of pearls and golden beads decorating the gown and epaulettes. For print enquiries, please contact info@alexiasinclair.com Website, https://alexiasinclair.com/collections/rococo#field-of-dreams Photography: @alexiasinclair Model: @kristinejensson Beauty: @sarahlaidlaw
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Sinclair's tradition of hand making the elaborate costumes and props within her work can be seen throughout the series, often echoing the exotic flowers and fabrics of the period.

CAST

Photography and Postproduction - Alexia Sinclair
Lighting - James Hill
Assisting - Elanna Harlow
Beauty - Sahra Bull and Sarah Laidlaw
Models - Monique Kathleen, Kristine Jensson, Hanna Marie, Anastasia Fishburn, Nadia Gritten
Alexandrine parrot - Alex


To see the full series of ROCOCO (2014-17): alexiasinclair.com/collections/rococo


About Alexia Sinclair:


Sinclair is a creative artist whose practice spans both fine art and commercial application. Her artworks have been exhibited in the Australian Centre for Photography, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and internationally in photography festivals from Paris to Pingyao, Seoul and Dubai.
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