Post by pianissimo on Jan 30, 2016 14:16:28 GMT -8
Lene Villadsen is one of my very favourite artists ever. Her dolls are made with amazing attention to detail - but they are not just visually beautiful -Lene puts soul into her dolls, each has a presence, an unmistakeable quality which I have never discovered in any other doll. Each doll conveys a message.
I am fortunate to own 2 of Lene's creations.
Levanah, the Moon Bride
Levanah's eyes are the colour of the pale moon. She is tattooed with moon symbols. She wears a church-like silver & crystal headpiece and cape with vintage glass beads. She also has silver shoes. Her wigs are mohair
Lene made these gorgeous silver shoes for her
Gaiae, The Seer, so hauntingly beautiful
Lene created this supreme silver & crystal headpiece for her, and also the snazzy bob wig!
Lene made the gorgeous wig too Embroidered dress with glass beads by Lilli Fransen
Gaiae has beautifully realistic high heel feet, and Lene created these gorgeous shoes for her
Post by EarthShine Doll on Jan 30, 2016 19:15:18 GMT -8
They are wonderful, I am in love with Gaiae, haunting beauty is right! I am extremely impressed with the high heel feet. They are the most realistic porcelain feet I've seen. She is my new fav artist now, I wish I could find more info/pics of her work, she seems a little elusive.
Post by pianissimo on Jan 31, 2016 13:12:35 GMT -8
mum4x thank you so much, they certainly have the WOW factor! Lene's dolls have the most wonderful otherworldy expressions, they exist outside of time. They are beautiful in photos but really have to be seen in real life to see that connection.
I saw both of these dolls come up for sale, and each time would love to have purchased them! (Sadly dolly funds depleted lol!) I am so pleased that you bought them Pianissimo- they are a beautiful addition to your wonderful collection, and also I still get to see them from time to time ;-)
I agree that they have a wonderful other worldly look.... she has captured this beautifully!
bibarina, I cannot tell you how difficult it is to photograph these dolls, they are far more beautiful in real life. Lene puts so much thought into her dolls, they really do have that "existing outside of time" aura.
I was lucky enough to obtain this gorgeous creation "Pearl"Ooak by Lene Villadsen. I wanted to share some pictures on this thread. X
Congratulations ... I sooo loved Pearl myself and really wanted her but alas timing was all wrong for me, I am so jealous what a beautiful purchase! I cant wait to see more photos of her xo
Aw thank you Dina! I am jealous of you living in beautiful Australia, if that helps! I came across Pearl by chance and was struck by how beautiful and different she was. She is so much more amazing in person. I am pinching myself that I have her. Thank you Dina, I will post more soon x