FRENCH WOMAN ARTIST PAINTER
01 Gold leaves, the symbolic meaning
Pascale TAURUA says : « The mask reflect the fact that in society we cannot be ourselves because there are codes to respect. I wanted to explore the idea that the face we are wearing is already a mask – a facade- and materialised with a gold leaves mask that each portrait hides behind.
Knowing that a large part of the expression of the face is created with the eyes and the eyebrows, while the mouth stays relatively neutral. I thought how better to deny people access to our vulnerability than protect ourselves behind a mask with elegancy as gold».
Sizes of the "Gold leaves" collection are : 59x47inches