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Forbidden pleasures (by Charles Consigny)

“Make the doors upon a woman’s wit, and it will out at the casement. Shut that, and ’twill out at the keyhole. Stop that, ’twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney.”

 Shakespeare, As You Like It

From behind the doors of their rooms, Cécile Plaisance’s Barbie Dolls reveal a subtle, intimate eroticism, simultaneously “Pop” and feminine. With a sense of flirtatiousness signalled by malicious glances and torrid looks, they are to be seen sporting here a Burqa, there a padded Chanel jacket, perhaps a nod in the direction of Marilyn Monroe, who famously claimed to wear nothing more to bed than a drop of No. 5 behind her ear. The sensual Barbies play with a light emerging from darkness, a light that emphasizes their big, colourful eyes with their long lashes, their shiny hair, the reds and pinks of their rounded lips. For this series, Cécile Plaisance adorns the façade of her photos with steel, reminiscent of genuine, forbidding locks, black and rusty. We see the Barbie Dolls, as if in a bedroom, through the keyhole; undressed, they allow us a glimpse of their smooth breasts and the perfect waistlines that have made them legendary. Allusive, light, metaphorical works, the photos, with their frames, play on the force of desire, the charm of secrecy, and the pleasure of the forbidden, the stolen and the unforeseen.  

 

MONICA BLACK DRESS / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
URSULA / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
BELT / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
CLAUDIA IN BURQUA / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
BRUNE ROBE ROUGE / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
THE NUN / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
AVEDON / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
BLONDE 2013 / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
BLONDE 2016/ 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
MAID / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
BRUNETTE / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
R&B GIRL / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
MATERNITE / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
BLACK ROBE BLANCHE / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
OLD FASHION BARBIE / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
ANGELINA & GUN / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
NUN URSULA & BABY / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
MONICA IN BURQUA / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
WORKING GIRL / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
SEXY BURQUA / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
BLUE GLITTER / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
SILVER GLITTER / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
CLAUDIA'S BUTT / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
NUN MONICA / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
BURQUA BLUE EYES / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
NUN RAQUEL & BABY / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
REDHEAD / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
INDIENNE / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''
PAULINA / 30X40cm or 11,8x15,75" / 57X70cm or 22,5x28'' / 95x125cm or 37x49'' / 125x165cm or 49x65''