Eighth R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Dress: Lee Alexander McQueen | Cycles of Inspiration in Dance of the Twisted Bull


Eighth R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Gown: Lee Alexander McQueen | Cycles of Inspiration in Dance of the Twisted Bull


Tue, 05/31/2022 – 16:15

In conjunction with the exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen: Intellect, Mythos, Muse, renowned students will check out creativeness, artistic procedure, and innovation in fashion and art to additional analyze the interdisciplinary impulse that outlined McQueen’s job, legacy, and sources of inspiration. 

The bullfight, or corrida, inspired McQueen’s Spanish-influenced Spring/Summer time 2002 selection, The Dance of the Twisted Bull. The costume of the male matador educated the collection’s silhouettes, with accents drawn from the conventional costume of woman flamenco dancers. McQueen interpreted the corrida from an outsider’s standpoint, but adopted in the footsteps of Spanish artists Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso, who equally drew on the bullfight in their possess practices. Co-curator Clarissa M. Esguerra elaborates on McQueen’s collection, although Britt Salvesen, Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Images Division and the Prints and Drawings Section, discusses Goya and Picasso’s inventive procedures in making their respective La Tauromaquia print series. Donor and collector Regina J. Drucker explores background, cycles of inspiration, and artistic expression that hook up McQueen with artists prior to him when reflecting on how her Mexican-American heritage drew her to accumulating the get the job done of McQueen now in LACMA’s permanent assortment.

In reaction to the world-wide pandemic, the Eighth Triennial R.L. Shep Symposium is presented on YouTube as a totally free movie collection, released from Could via August 2022 on the very last Tuesday of every month.

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R.L. Shep Triennial Symposia are supported by the R.L. Shep Symposium Endowment for Costume and Textiles, LACMA.

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Eighth R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Costume: Lee Alexander McQueen

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Tue, 08/30/2022 – 10:00
-Tue, 08/30/2022 – 10:30
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Fri, 06/18/2021 – 10:33

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Impression: Alexander McQueen (Lee Alexander McQueen), Alexander McQueen, Woman’s Harness, Spring/Summer months 2010, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, reward from the Selection of Regina J. Drucker in loving memory of Juliana Cairone

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