Monday, April 8, 2013

BEAUTY: Photography--Amy Arbus

Famed fine art photographer and celebrity portraitist Amy Arbus has published a new book, AFTER IMAGES, featuring photographic recreations of paintings by Picasso, Cezanne, Modigliani, Schiele, Ingres, David, and more. She used models and actors in make-up and costume along with specific lighting techniques to capture the texture of the original master works.

Above: Nina/ After Jeanne; Jeanne Hebuterne With Hat and Necklace by Modigliani

Above: David/ After Blind Man; Breakfast Of A Blind Man by Picasso

Above: David/ After Cezanne; Self Portrait by Cezanne

Above: David/ After Pierrot; Pierrot by Picasso

Above: Manuel/ After Patroclus; Patroclus by David

Above: Nina/ After Melancholy; Melancholy Woman by Picasso

Above: Owen/ After Peasant; Peasant by Cezanne

This series by Arbus reminds me so much of past posts of artists inspired by classical painting and doing similar work, like Alexa Meade, Tim Walker, Tom Hunter, and Eugenio Recuenco.

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