Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

ctmas000020_d02_540h450wGoth outfit worn by  Paula Huntbach impressed me the most out of all the other pieces in ‘History and Collections’ part of Brighton Museum.

That print at the back of Paula’s jacket is The tree of life by Gustav Klimt. It is an important symbol used by many theologies, philosophies and mythologies. It signifies the connection between heaven and earth and the underworld. Klimt(July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918)is one of my favorite artists,he was the symbolist painter from Austria. I have been interested in his works since I was a kid and seeing one of his famous paintings on the simple leather jacket made it special for me.  And what makes it even more interesting is that Paula Huntbach printed ‘The tree of life’ on this jacket herself. “You hadn’t gone out and just bought the look from a shop, you’d adapted, bought bits of lace, dyed and sewn them up together, created one’s own unique look.” said Paula. (1980)

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