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Italian photo master Barbieri’s fashion works on exhibit in Milan

MILAN, Nov 28 (Reuters) – From unique and colourful configurations for Vogue Italia to design Eva Herzigova ingesting spaghetti, a new Milan exhibition seems to be at the formerly undisplayed perform of acclaimed Italian style photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri.

“Gian Paolo Barbieri: Unconventional” opens on Tuesday, featuring artwork that Barbieri, 87, developed for the duration of his profession for designer brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Vivienne Westwood as nicely as of popular names which includes actress Monica Bellucci and designer Donatella Versace.

Earlier unseen will work are also on display screen.

Barbieri arrived to the fore of intercontinental trend pictures in the 1960s. His trademark black-and-white photographs and theatrical-like configurations tapped into film noir.

Black and white pictures “presents the capability to imagine all the colours 1 wishes” and focus on the essence of the graphic, Barbieri informed Reuters in an emailed response to issues.

“I have normally expressed myself a lot more in black-and-white photography,” he stated. “Having said that, I also uncovered to really like colour,” he extra, describing several of the functions on exhibit.

On Monday, past versions and designers flocked to Milan’s 29 ARTS IN Development gallery for a preview.

Among the artworks, a picture of a William Shakespeare-influenced personal collection picturing burlesque artist Janet Fischietto as Katherine, protagonist of Shakespeare’s comedy “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Stacked versus a vivid environmentally friendly tropical track record on major of a donkey and in her undertaking costume, her tattoos in plain sight, the image confirmed a highly effective and glowering woman with a mischievously sensual aura, Fischietto instructed Reuters whilst talking just in addition to the hanging artwork.

“I adore his photography” and “with colour, all this explodes into a triumph of attractiveness”, she said.

“We needed to present a new aspect of Gian Paolo,” mentioned co-founder and co-director of the gallery Eugenio Calini, recounting the painstaking exploration in Barbieri’s archives, which store “over one million negatives”.

The exhibition operates right up until March and a documentary about Barbieri is unveiled in Italian cinemas on Tuesday.

“(Right now) we see Gian Paolo in colours” and “it is lovely to have these types of an artist however expressing his level of view these days in Italy,” added Italian Manner Chamber President Carlo Capasa.

Reporting by Federico Maccioni Modifying by David Gregorio

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