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Madam Butterfly, 2020, Arved Colvin-Smith Fine Art Print

When creating the advertising poster for the ENO's production of Madam Butterfly, design consultancy Rose chose to work with specialist beauty photographer Arved Colvin-Smith to shoot the close-up of Madam Butterfly's lips. n this image, the shape of the red lipstick is intended to directly reference that of a Geisha's, while playing on the idea of the eponymous butterfly. The red lips against the white make-up of her face add another layer of reference to the Japanese flag.