Shoes and Ink

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 6:06pm

Shoes and Ink

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Deeya Chaturvedi

These pieces are from my “Stationery At the Moulin Rouge” series. I created them in a study of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a French artist from the 1890's who immortalized his favorite hangout, the Moulin Rouge, in his lithographic advertisements. I decided to create my own ads advertising my school supplies from my school days in India— supplies that were, and still are, very beloved to me — using similar imagery and colors to his work. Creating these ads was a way for me to pay tribute to the objects that helped foster my passion for drawing in the first place — the numerous ink and pencil doodles that filled my school notebooks made my art what it is today.