De eerste monografie over Christian Tagliavini met al zijn fotografische serie uit 2010 te presenteren presentatie van zijn rijke en inventieve beeldende kunst fotografie. Zijn uiterst originele portretten die doen denken aan renaissanceschilderijen of Jules Verne-romans zijn het resultaat van een maandenlang ontwerpproces met kostuums op maat en handgemaakte rekwisieten.
Since the beginning of his career, Swiss photographer Christian Tagliavini has been fascinated by mise-en-scene photography and Renaissance portraiture. Referencing the painting style of the Old Masters, his carefully-staged photo portraits exude the dignity and composure of 15th and 16th-century courtly culture, meticulously replicating their dimensions, framing, and chiaroscuro effects. After his breakthrough with the series 1503, Tagliavini returns to the art historical theme with his new series, 1406, published for the first time in this book. In his process, however, Tagliavini takes a step further back from the Renaissance artist ideal, presenting himself instead as a photographic craftsman who designs each of his costumes and props by hand with a small team. Particularly elaborate was the work on his most extensive series to-date, the Jules Verne-inspired Voyages Extraordinaires, for which Tagliavini constructed entire scenes according to both historical models and descriptions from Verne’s novels. All of Tagliavini’s series are meticulously composed mise-en-scene with a stunning, fantastical effect partly reminiscent of his early photographic idols Jeff Wall, Erwin Olaf, and Gregory Crewdson. This Tagliavini monograph includes all of his photographic series to-date as well as the images documenting the evolution of his work at monthly intervals. The result is both a comprehensive Tagliavini catalogue and a fascinating insight into the working process of one of the most original and talented photographers working today. Text in English, German and French.
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