The naked queen
The queen becomes more and more naked as she gets sicker and sicker. Now she’s dead and bare. I try to parallel her undressing with the antithesis of a sexual undressing, and her nakedness becomes a kind of truth underneath her regal status.
The image of the Beatriz’s c-section is based on a woodcut from 1483. The process looks remarkably similar (apart from lack of good drugs, good hygiene, and isn’t the cut going the wrong way?)
These images are the first draft of the upcoming release of Mayor: the case of the theftless thief, series 1 of the Mayor series. Check out the Mayor playlist on Spotify.
graphica – fantastica – medieval