Luc And Ludivine Get Married (pair 01) shows two portraits of a man and woman, each with elliptical frames and blown domed glazing. The images are produced from cut black and white paper laminated together and resemble Victorian silhouette portraits.
Opie shows the portrait of the male figure in profile, turned to the right and facing the female figure who is depicted facing outwards towards the viewer. Typical of many of Opie’s portraits, Luc And Ludivine Married (pair 01) is rendered with the absolute minimum by which a person can be represented. Reduced to black and white bold lines, the images show the figures with dots for eyes and simple lines for their mouth.
The works in Opie’s Luc And Ludivine Get Married series show each figure in one of four poses, rendering them in different combinations of the poses thus making each composition unique across the series. This series is indicative of Opie’s desire to work with one idea across a number of different compositions, producing many versions of the same subject. Luc And Ludivine Get Married (pair 01) is a work that explores the act of looking and representation itself.