The research for this collection started with the work of two Dutch artists from the late Medieval period: the avant-garde painter Hieronymus Bosch and his closest follower Peter Brueghel. Both artists featured detailed illustrations of moral and religious concepts, although Brueghel’s most famous works depict “the common man” at work. This gritty content was conceptually ground-breaking as it moved away from the classic portraiture of the time. One aspect we focused closely on for our new collection were the earthy tones seen in these paintings where they depicted hard work in harsh conditions; a blacksmith’s forge influenced burnt out hairlines and burnished tones, and the lighting that hits the hair in Bosch’s and Brueghel’s portraits inspired the creative techniques shown in this collection.
Hair: Adam Bryant, Sharon Peake – UK
Ph: John Rawson
Make-up: Mary Jane Frost
Styling: Marika Page