Artist Clara De Gobert
Death and the Maiden
Fine Art Photography
This piece is inspired by Franz Schubert’s lied “Der Tod und das Mädchen” itself inspired by a poem by Matthias Claudius. “Give me thy hand, oh! maiden fair to see,For I’m a friend, hath ne’er distress’d thee.Take courage now, and very soonWithin mine arms shalt softly rest thee!”
Born in Paris to a belgian father and a lebanese mother, Clara moved to Japan after high school and now lives in London where she started experimenting with burlesque and drag performing as well as traditional dark room photography. The human obsessions of death, sex and religion are recurring themes in her work.