Inspired by the Otto Dix masterpiece “The War” in style and its handling of the theme of destruction, “Love” is... Read More
Inspired by the Otto Dix masterpiece “The War” in style and its handling of the theme of destruction, “Love” is an aesthetic expression of love and its consequences. In Dix's work, the arrival of the soldiers precedes the destruction that follows. Here, the portrayal of angelic love is a prelude to unexpected, but equally tragic developments.
While the universal experience of love is a clear source of joy, happiness and pleasure, this same emotion is also capable of feeding our sadness, our suffering, our conflicts, our despair, our losses. We suffer for love, we kill for love, we commit suicide for love. Isn't love the most powerful, the most unexpected source of extreme emotions that we can ever know?
This picture is a part of “Amour”, a photographic composition that brings together live models, objects, set design, props, costumes, light, flowers, hair stylists and makeup artists, without any digital effects. It is a contemplative and sensorial invitation, an effort to revisit the paintings of the Renaissance and the artistic traditions of the Medieval altarpiece (a polyptych with a central image, foldable side panels, and a predella bearing an image).