Sometimes it’s hard to decide which is more beautiful: an artwork, or a living thing. A painting or sculpture may be missing the warmth of the lifeblood that courses through a human’s veins, may be missing the beating heart and the humour and the ability to feel empathy; but an artwork is also missing a human’s flaws. Perhaps that’s what made Pygmalion so in love with his stone-cold Galatea.
Reinterpreting the Pygmalion myth, in a way, is this shoot by Yulia Zhdan. In her version Pygmalion is feminised to Pygmaliona, herself as flawless as any classical sculpture or painting. Only in this version her works of art are never brought to life by Venus’ breath. She remains alone.
Flawlessly styled by Anna Litkovska in classically feminine dresses, with soft makeup by Vika Oleynik, Pygmaliona takes a story worth of reinvention, and uses it to create something beautiful.
You can view the full shoot by Yulia Zhdan (yulzh.com) for Fashionising.com by clicking on the gallery.