Maisie Broadhead is a talented artist, visiting lecturer and photographer currently based in London, UK. Maisie re-interprets art historical images, and is concerned with the exploration of illusion and the idea of ‘value.’ She received her MFA in Jewellery at the Royal College of Art in 2009.
For her series “Pearls”, Broadhead explores seventeenth century formal female portraiture which at the time were commissioned by privileged European families to reveal the beauty of their young daughters before marriage. By using contemporary and historical elements, the images link the past and present by identifying enduring social and aesthetic narratives.
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