The Dutch fine-art photographer Isabelle van Zeijl subverts oppressive ideals of female beauty with her striking self-portraits, in which she depicts herself in the context of paintings by Old Masters.
'The characters in my work embody all that women can be', says van Zeijl. 'Instead of one-dimensional views, they display a multitude of emotions'.
This June, Mayfair Art Weekend returns with a sensational showing of painting, photography, sculpture and antiques at venues including Victoria Miro, Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, the Royal Academy and the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery. The sixth edition of the thriving quarter's annual celebration officially commences with Gallery Hop!, a whirlwind evening of private views and receptions, while throughout the month the streets of Mayfair and St James's will be adorned with a series of flags designed by the Royal Academician Michael Craig-Martin. Inside the galleries, a number of trailblazing women artists - both established and emerging- will be in the spotlighe; a few of our favourites are featured on this page.