Man as Beast by Charlotte Caron

Illustration // Monday, July 15, 2013
This series of images from French artist Charlotte Caron combine photographic portraits with the painted faces of various animals in an attempt to reconcile humanity's duality as both man and beast, seemingly civilized and beyond the feral forces of nature, yet also irrevocably bound to it and part of it. Our inner beast is lifted to the surface in Caron's paintings, still partially recognizable as human yet expressing the visceral souls of animals, whose behaviors and proclivities we still share despite our greatest efforts to deny it. Perhaps coming to terms with our animal-selves will help humanity see nature as a part of our deepest identity, its survival intertwined eternally with our own.

Paintings on Photographs by Charlotte Caron

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of French artist Charlotte Caron this morning. She took a very simple idea, with a nice effect, involving the humanization of animals, and animalizing humans. The artist says of the series, "This series of paintings, photographs, are trying to respond to a form of duality... ultimately creating an osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait."

Animal Portaits over Photo Portraits by Charlotte Caron

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A very simple idea, with a nice effect, involving the humanization of animals, and animalizing humans, by French artist, Charlotte Caron. The artist says of the series, "This series of paintings, photographs, are trying to respond to a form of duality... ultimately creating an osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait."

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