The Paris apartment of M and Mme Janet, 2000.
The portrait of Janine Janet is by her husband Jean-Claude Janet.
Sphinx, one of a pair, gilded bronze.
Euriydice aux Enfers, gouache on paper, 1951.
Wooden figures with iron nails, created for Balenciaga in 1959.
Ensembles from the autumn collection photographed outside of the windows of Balenciaga's avenue George-V salon in 1962.
Maquette for L'Ange Noir, commissioned by Pierre Arpels.
Bust in jet and coral for Balenciaga, 1958.
Detail of a bathroom door panel, commissioned by Alberto Pinto, 1981.
All images from Janine Janet: Metamorphoses
Janine Janet was a sculptor who brought nature to life. Her language was that of mythology; mythology that has now seemingly been forgotten. How sad it must be to see her work and not actually see all its many facets.
Recognised and lauded by the great creators of her time, yet seemingly lost to the subsequent generation of mimics.
How can they possibly understand a language they do not speak?
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Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Posted by HOBAC at 23:31