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 Costume: 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: Mind, Mythos, Muse, renowned scholars will discover imagination, inventive procedure, and innovation in style and artwork to more look at the interdisciplinary impulse that outlined McQueen’s job, legacy, and sources of inspiration. 

The bullfight, or corrida, motivated McQueen’s Spanish-influenced Spring/Summer 2002 collection, The Dance of the Twisted Bull. The costume of the male matador informed the collection’s silhouettes, with accents drawn from the conventional costume of feminine flamenco dancers. McQueen interpreted the corrida from an outsider’s perspective, but adopted in the footsteps of Spanish artists Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso, who both equally drew on the bullfight in their own techniques. Co-curator Clarissa M. Esguerra elaborates on McQueen’s selection, even though Britt Salvesen, Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Images Division and the Prints and Drawings Office, discusses Goya and Picasso’s inventive processes in creating their respective La Tauromaquia print sequence. Donor and collector Regina J. Drucker explores history, cycles of inspiration, and artistic expression that join McQueen with artists just before him while reflecting on how her Mexican-American heritage drew her to amassing the do the job of McQueen now in LACMA’s long-lasting collection.

In response to the global pandemic, the Eighth Triennial R.L. Shep Symposium is presented on YouTube as a no cost video collection, produced from May via August 2022 on the last Tuesday of each and every thirty day period.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP for a reminder electronic mail. 

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

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

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