Head and Legs by Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret
Cristina Pasqua has found an unstoppable weapon with the attractions of the psyche. It reverses the problematic of the portrait. To stupefy the enthusiastic voyeur she replaces the top not the bottom, the head by the legs.
However, there is no question of favoring an offbeat eroticism. Without wanting to be chaste or fussy, the photographer chooses codicil poses since the “persona” is evoked by what becomes a note at the bottom of the dress.
So that the portrait breathes on the back of the ego. The artist is in no way looking for the saucy and if the textile remains a thin curtain it is not a question of raising it. The legs are shown without the slightest remorse but without creating a salacious propensity.
The legs are “déconfinées” only in what they deviate on a daily basis. No more no less. They remain the Gospel of their own bible with the respect that the artist owes them without seeking to lure them with their charms even if it can be savored as a vision of which any pact is nevertheless rejected.