Black Twill with Embroidery Metallic Gold Thread Merrowed Edge Iron on Backing Exquisite corpse refers to an artistic method or game invented by the Surrealists that joins together contributions from multiple participants. A visual iteration has someone draw on a piece of paper, fold it to cover their addition, pass it on to the next person, and the next, and the next, etc., with each new person adding to the work. Once complete, the final drawing is revealed showing a collectively assembled work. The inability to see the previously drawn portions results in the creation of fantastical and nonsensical creatures, turning an innocent game into a generative artistic practice. Show off your art history chops and have a built in conversation starter at your next get together with our ‘Exquisite Corpse’ patch. Who knows - maybe you’ll even start your own game! Comes packaged with Pin Museum branded backer card, and a protective polybag. Made in China
Rubber Clasp Inspired by "JOB" by Alphonse Mucha Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was an artist and graphic designer active during the Art Nouveau period in Paris. While he started his career in the art world, he soon found commercial success through advertising posters that frequently employed the female figure. A notable example is his poster "JOB" (1896) which features a nude woman to help promote JOB brand cigarette papers. The advertisement is clearly a product of its time, as the woman’s long, flowing hair is highly stylized and mirrors the lifting smoke from her lit cigarette, evoking the decorative aesthetics of Art Nouveau. Made in China
Soft Enamel Pin Single Posted Rubber Clasp Inspired by Medusa by Caravaggio Painted on canvas attached to a round wooden shield, Caravaggio’s (1571-1610) "Medusa" takes on a doubly mythological meaning. Both versions of the work, one painted in 1596 and the other in 1597, depict the figure Medusa after she was slain by Perseus, showing her decapitated head streaming with blood. The painted shield was a conscious choice, as Perseus used a mirrored shield during his attack to avoid Medusa’s petrifying gaze. Painting in the Baroque style, Caravaggio emphasized Medusa’s shocked face and the writhing snakes of her hair, capturing her at the exact moment between life and death. Comes packaged with Pin Museum branded backer card, and a protective polybag. Made in China
Part of the Shakespeare's Heroines collection, this enamel pin takes inspiration from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in which Helena describes Hermia.
- 'And though she be but little, she is fierce.' A shiny black and gold enamel pin with an inspiring sentiment perfect for a fierce friend.
- Made from gold-toned metal and black hard enamel
- Butterfly clutch pin fastenings on the reverse to keep the pin secure