John Everett Millais (1829-1996), Portrait of Sophie Gray (Getty Museum) - Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Furnishing fabric, duplex printed cotton, ca. 1910, British; Liberty & Co. Ltd. "Latham". Ground printed pale blue with a repeating pattern of vertical stems bearing large single stylised flower heads and blossom clusters in white, mid-green, eau-de-nil and yellow.
Gormley was heavily influenced by his two years spent studying Buddhist meditation in India: "Using the body as an arena is at the heart of my work: looking at the body not as an image, not as an icon to be used for its symbolic or narrative purposes, but the body as an open place of inquiry and exploration that is constantly changing, that has no defined characteristics and we just have to watch, to attend to".