Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare often recreated old paintings into installations and models, such as the one shown below. This has been recreated with a few main differences to the original painting. First of all, the head of the lady has been chopped off, as in France, around the time the painting was completed, the aristocrats were all getting beheaded. The other main difference is the materials in which the dress is made of – these are traditional African prints that come from Yinka Shonibare’s hometown. ‘The Swing (after Fragonard)’, otherwise has been appropriated from the original painting.

Yinka Shonibare’s work often incorporates the African patterned fabric, and can be seen throughout his works.

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Sources: blainsouthernart21rmg

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