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The Face Art Print by The Balbusso Twins


 
Title: 'The Face'
Artist: The Balbusso Twins
Edition: Limited edition of 100
Signed: Hand signed
Numbered: Hand numbered
Format: 7-colour screen print
Size: 50 x 70 cm / 19.5 x 27.5 inches




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The Face by The Balbusso Twins. Limited edition art print. Hand-pulled 7-colour screen print. Printed by White Duck Editions. Artwork inspired by The Handmaid's Tale written by Margaret Atwood.

The story behind the artwork:
In 2012 Anna and Elena Balbusso were commissioned by The Folio Society to illustrate the official novel for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The book’s beautiful illustrations have since received multiple awards. Because the Balbusso Twins were so moved and artistically inspired by the story, they went on to create a series of four posters, The Wall, The Mask, The Blood and The Face.

Stylistically influenced by Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, the series is centred on the woman's body; the Handmaid’s are empty objects, with no soul. Like clones the women are emptied of their personality and identity. A minimalist colour palette was used to communicate the psychological state of suffering, slavery, emptiness, and obsession: red, black, white and silver. The eyes (which feature promptly in all four pieces) symbolise the Republic of Gilead, the dictatorship, which owns and controls the woman.

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