Jasmin Darnell Fuses Western Ornateness with Eastern Aesthetic

 - Nov 8, 2011
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Jasmin Darnell is a New Zealand-based artist whose style is a unique marriage of eastern and western influences. Though she primarily illustrates women in a manner largely associated with contemporary Japanese animation artists, she sets herself apart by outfitting these dazzling females in ornate Victorian era garbs. The resulting amalgamation is a series of images that are technically impressive, sultry and seductive, yet still maintains a level of class and elegance.

Looking through Jasmin Darnell’s impressive art portfolio, one can’t help but be transported back to a 1960s Shanghai when the Asian public adorned themselves in European fashions and parasols were routinely carried by the female population. I dream of a day when that level of sophistication in clothing attire returns and becomes trendy again.