Video portraits of Lady Gaga
American artist and stage director ROBERT WILSON has based this series of slowly shifting video portraits on old masters like INGRES and SOLARIO. LADY GAGA'S face and body metamorphose into the features of Mademoiselle Rivière, for example, in a video inspired by the famous portrait of Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1793-1807). Wilson also gives us a variation in eleven steps based on Andrea Solario's Head of John the Baptist on a charger (1507) in which the 16th century model and the transformed face of the pop star merge in and out of each other.
The second room is devoted to the making-of of the two artists' joint production. Robert Wilson and Lady Gaga are seen in action during the shooting of the video Flying. Robert Wilson dictates every movement, every item of scenery and every shade of lighting. His artistry as a stage director finds its highest fulfilment in Lady Gaga’s sheer power and determination. "She is capable of changing character at an alarming speed", says Wilson.
Vidéo portraits of Lady Gaga
Variations d'après la Tête de saint Jean-Baptiste de Solario
Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière d'après Jean-Ausgust-Dominique Ingres
Portraits of Lady Gaga
Video portraits that Robert Wilson made in London in November 2013
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