August 26, 2012

Paper costumes




These costumes out of paper are works by Isabelle de Borchgrave, a Belgian artist and sculptor known for her colorful paintings and painted paper sculptures. The summer is almost over, and I did not get around to showing this exposition of her work at the Egmont Palace, which took place during July.  The Palace is property of the Belgian Government and houses some services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while it is also used to receive foreign heads of state and dignitaries in its beautiful salons and prestigious settings.
http://www.isabelledeborchgrave.com/en_home.php

23 comments:

  1. These are superb.
    Is this or was this the home of the Counts of Egmont?
    If so, later than the Egmont we all know of.

    Here's where a guide is invakuable!

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    1. The palace was first home to the Egmont family ( 1532 − 1729) followed by the Arenberg family ( 1729 − 1918) and in October 1918 it became property of the City of Brussels which then sold it to the Belgian state in May 1964.

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  2. What a beautiful place, it's gorgeous! The clothes don't look like paper...they look so real I can't believe it! Now that takes creativity and skill and she certainly has that! :)

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  3. Hallo Anni,
    Prachtige kostuums! Je zou je zo in een schilderij van Van Eyck wanen!
    Groetjes,
    Frans

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  4. Mooi! Dat ik dat gemist heb :-(

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  5. These are amazing and so beautiful. So hard to believe they are made out of paper! :)

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  6. Hoe is het mogelijk dat het van papier is gemaakt, het is niet te zien zo. Knap gedaan door de kunstenares.

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  7. Prachtig, Anni ! Bijna niet te geloven !
    Lie(f)s.

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  8. Ciao Anni, oggi ci hai fatto vedere una cosa meravigliosa. Sembra impossibile che siano di carta. A presto.
    Antonella

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  9. I am surprised of what you can do with paper. Just amazing.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  10. Heb ooit ook eens prachtige jurken in papier gezien in het modehuis van Antwerpen, waarschijnlijk van dezelfde artieste. Prachtig decor ook.

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  11. Dit is prachtig. Doodjammer dat ik dit niet wist anders was ik vast en zeker een kijkje gaan nemen @->--

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  12. j'adore ces tenues où j'imagine nos homme portés ces collants

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  13. Magnifique travail ! Bravo à l'artiste !

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  14. The costumes are amazing and the Palace is so very grand!

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  15. schitterend werk...

    bijna niet te geloven...

    fijne avond

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  16. I would never have guessed they are made of paper and located in such a beautiful setting.

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  17. Ma sono veramente di carta i costumi? A meno che la traduzione letterale non possa essere valida. Ottimo post ed ottime foto. Con quelle di Mechelem mi hai dato voglia di visitare la città. Buonanotte.

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    1. no no Elio, ha ben capito, sono veramente di carta !
      un buon pomeriggio!

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  18. ik vind het een heel interessant expositie in een mooi gebouw ook nog. Groetjes Dietmut

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