Monday, 19 January 2009
Examples of dolls designed by Alexander Girard. Note the quasi abstract description of facial features and 'liberties' taken with recognisable aspects of the Human form. There are allusions to archetypal theatrical characters like Harlequin but the visual descriptions are pushed. More importantly the 'silhouette' of the form is outrageous [probably as much to do with physical stability as anything else] but this adds to the camp weirdness of the characters.