the face as a canvas
January 15, 2013 3:07 PM   Subscribe

A Family Affair by celebrated Dutch makeup artist Ellis Faas. Her brother is the model and her daughter created the music. Faas says, "As a late teenager, I visited the Tate Gallery in London and was blown away by a Francis Bacon triptych. It made a great impression on me because of the use of colour - it was unnerving and stunningly beautiful at the same time. Bacon inspired many experiments I did over the years." (via The FaceCulturalist)
posted by madamjujujive (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My Halloween costume plans just got quite a bit more ambitious.
posted by EvaDestruction at 4:08 PM on January 15, 2013

Lovely, haunting, and fascinating. Also, although it should be obvious from the name alone, the via link is well worth a look as well.
posted by gilrain at 5:12 PM on January 15, 2013

That was very cool. She's quite talented. It was interesting how the the makeup both hid and revealed the person underneath. It's difficult to articulate.

It made me think of a joke-like skit I once saw at a work event. The participants (co-workers) had to wear masks, which removed, for the audience and participants, the embarrassment and awkwardness that would have been present without the masks. It made the humor accessible, without the cringe factor of being put on the spot.

This reminded me of that. I see a created face but I know a real face is there as well.
posted by shoesietart at 7:17 PM on January 15, 2013

Oh man, Ellis Faas' makeup line is like the Aston-Martin of makeup. It is really modern and sleek, well-crafted and the quality is absolute. The video was beautiful and I just kept staring at the gorgeous colors and textures.
posted by oflinkey at 8:27 PM on January 15, 2013

There's a pretty interesting short interview with Ellis Faas and she talks about her makeup line.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:04 PM on January 15, 2013

Good find mjj. A decorated face is also quite fun.
Reminds me a bit of Chinese face changers.
posted by adamvasco at 2:10 PM on January 16, 2013 [2 favorites]

adamvasco, that face changer link is wonderful, thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 6:26 PM on January 16, 2013

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