opening may 30th , 7.30 pm
in presence of the artist
expo may 30th - july 7th
The project is the result of a unique, extremely accurate research and involves creating photo images to be composed according to the three genres of classical painting (portrait, interior and landscape) plus an array of other artistic and cultural references, organized according to an accurate study. The subjects are all Turin inhabitants. They are portrayed in profile, against a white background, inside their apartments. A window, or glass wall, is clearly visible on the background of each image, and through it you can glimpse a view of the city.
The interiors are accurately designed by the artist, who personally chose the spaces and rearranged the furniture and objects so that the result could be adequately rendered in painting. Every photograph also contains references to current events in magazines or switched-on televisions that have legible titles, after which the work is named. As we have mentioned, every image simultaneously contains three historical-artistic genres. The first is the portrait, again in profile. Here the model for the artist are Renaissance historical paintings, first and foremost the well-known Duke of Urbino by Piero della Francesca, but also photographs from entomology and cultural anthropology treatises that blend recent trends in contemporary art (for instance certain works by Thomas Ruff). The second genre is the interior, inspired by the atmospheres of Flemish paintings. The last is the view, again containing explicit references to Renaissance art. Each image is the product of painstaking photo-montage and photo-editing, aimed at giving photography the visual feel of a classic painterly work.
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