For our final hand-in we had to condense our research, drawing and investigation from the ten week term into a mazimum of ten A2 pages. Here are the first three pages of my portfolio, illustrating my influences and the images that I found most inspiring.
PAGE 1 - Initial inspiration
*"The Kiss" - Georges Barbier
*"The Swing" - Jean-Honoré Fragonard = pleasure gardens, dressing/undressing
*"The Orgies" - William Hogarth = moral decline, 18th century underwear
PAGE 2 - Ballet
*"Jane Eyre" - Shanghai Ballet
*"Sleeping Beauty" - Birmingham Royal Ballet
*Sparkling fabrics, layering to create depth and lavish look under stage lighting
PAGE 3 - Set Design
*The pleasure gardens - secretive and mysterious places of 18th century entertainment and socialising, day and night, with a reputation for immorality
*"Sleeping Beauty" - Matthew Bourne, Lez Brotherston
*18th Century architectural and interior design, Rococo style
*The boudoir/dressing room
My concept for the set wood be a woodland clearing pleasure garden, with the lanterns, chandeliers and mirrors of a lady's dressing room
More of my research and design work soon!