Naturae Mortae - Master photographers of the 20th. Century
May 6 - July 24, 2010
Photographica FineArt Gallery in Lugano is pleased to present its inauguration on the 6th of May 2010. It will feature the exhibition of various photographic works dedicated to Still-Life. Photographica FineArt arises from the passion that Marco Antonetto has always shown for photography. His ambition is to show photography in a simple but comprehensive way to those who feel the desire of going thoroughly into it and want to find in those works a charming “object of desire”, to collect and admire.
Amongst the nearly infinite possibilities of photography there is also the one that reviews classic themes which the art of painting has always loved, like architecture or still-life. The first exhibition of Photographica FineArt is indeed dedicated to such subject: Naturae Mortae, as defined in the Renaissance. The interpretation from a photographic and today’s point of view is therefore the real protagonist of the exhibition. Precisely, it expresses everything that comes from nature – whether it be virtual or real – and that was separated from it in order to create an image that conveys a feeling or a careful thought. Sometimes it is the black and white of the print with silver salts that transfers the pureness of a plant or the evanescence of a flower or again the tension of a put-out cigarette. Some other times it is the color, either in its pastel shades or in all its strength, to express the charm of a composition that reminds of the great artists of the past, representing objects, flowers, fruit, animals and much more, from Caravaggio to Willem Claesz, from Giovanna Garzoni to Jan Brueghel and to Paul Cézanne. The ideas and the photograms of well and less known photographers are therefore the protagonists of this exhibition, among which Edward Weston, Mario Giacomelli, Luigi Ghirri, Paulette Tavormina, Tillman Crane, Man Ray, Irving Penn and many other artists to discover when visiting the rooms of the Gallery.