We talked so much about Barbie these days and it completely slept my mind to present you with my latest doll discovery! Julien Martinez’ Ozz Doll Factory!
Julien Martinez is a French doll creator. Only Julien’s dolls are really not your average looking dolls! He takes your ordinary looking Blythe doll and turns it into something completely unexpected, noir, marvelous! (the story continues right after the jump with more images! Click here for the gallery!)
Julien Martinez attended the Beaux Art School in Bordeaux and in 1996 he first presented the world with his dolls and his creations are warmly received by the public ever since. For the collectors, Julien Martinez’ creations represent a rare gem. His amazing talent and impeccable craft honor any doll passionate. I’ll let you to quietly admire Julien Martinez’ dolls, I simply feel like I just had a look around the Chocolate Factory! Magical!
Wow! I’m very impressed. I know someone who make her own dolls for her Dolls Play House with whom she performs. A dying art form. I’m gonna send her this article. All the work and knowledge and patience this takes to create them. I love the redhead doll nr. 5. Beautiful! To me it’s art. Or not Ellington?
They are rather interesting and well made but mos def not for kids unless you wish to alarm them, and that would be just mean. For collectors only they are the anti Marie Osmond dolls.
I find them to be rather Tim Burtonesque. : )
It’s not art? To me it is. At least this is Master Craft Work. In capitals. No, they’re not for kids and so is Alice in Wonderland. I loved it as a 8 year old little girl but it scared the hell out off me.
The more I look at these dolls the more they fascinate me. I see the work, the imagination and the love and the feel for all the different materials to create these dolls.
I never said that they were not art Adriana. : )
I just said they are not for kids, that’s all. I adored Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass as a child. Those stories stirred my imagination and I wanted to go along with Alice and meet the Mad Hatter and the March Hare! Alice in Wonderland was told first as a made up story by Charles Lutwidge Dodson (Lewis Carroll) for wee Alice Liddell, so it is a story for children.
The dolls are well made a tad macabre and very whimsical but remind me of Tim Burton’s work, who is also very creative, and artistic. :)
Okay Ellington! A misunderstanding. I agree though they are a tad macabre but still beautiful. And of course I also agree about Tim Burton. :)
The doll in the coffin is really poor taste. Sick. But I do like the general aesthetic – gothic and interesting
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