Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ronald Searle: Cosmetic Surgery

Town & Country's March 1999 issue included a "Comprehensive Guide to Cosmetic Surgery." Ronald Searle's clever illustration casts the plastic surgeon as a medical sculptor. Artistically, the composition is reminiscent of many portrayals of the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion, except that here Galatea is admiring herself.

Ronald Searle, Town & Country's Comprehensive Guide to Cosmetic Surgery, March 1999

Note:  See how Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" was influenced by Ronald Searle here.