A fresh look at the Renaissance…
Art historians, painters and photographers alike should take a peek at the Swiss/Italian photographer Christian Tagliavini’s visionary Renaissance series ‘1503’.
Inspired by a desire to fuse the work of the painters Agnolo di Cosimo (Il Bronzino) and Modigliani, the project utilises richly exquisite die-cut costumes to dramatic and mesmerising effect. Christian says about his work, “I build up stories and dramatize them using photography and creativity as a skillful artifice, at the same time being author, stage designer, costume designer, casting manager, director – and photographer.”
If you are interested in his work, take a look at this Youtube clip of him talking about his working methods. The complete series can be viewed here.
Julia (OCA art history tutor)