© 2019 by Brett Kaufman 

MARIE ANTOINETTE IN CAKE

 
2001
Photographic Editions: Archival Ink on Cotton Rag

Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France by Eveleyne Lever, was the inspiration for 'Marie Antoinette in Cake'. The number of candles in the piece, represent the number of years Marie Antoinette lived, before her execution took place. The original piece was created by first dividing her portrait into 9 sections, and then taking each section and painting icing on top of each one.

Placing the 9 sections back together, and then photographing it; a portrait emerges of a young queen who lived a short  and indulgent life, and came to meet a tragic, vicious end.